Abraham Lincoln Funeral, Chicago, Order of Procession, May 1, 1865
Printed handout, 9.25 x 12 in., Order of Procession for the funeral and the Reception of the Remains of Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 1865, held in Chicago, IL, with mourning border. R.M. Hough, the Chief Marshal, heads the procession. The listed Pall Bearers include Chicago dignitaries and people who Lincoln knew. Following is the Guard of Honor, all mounted; indeed the only ones allowed to be on horses were the Marshals. Following is the General Procession, consisting of bands, soldiers, and various societies. Near the end, "Colored citizens" were allowed to march - just after the "United Sons of Erin." Quite scarce, as most were destroyed in the Chicago Fire of 1871.
General foxing with one horizontal fold mark, otherwise it is in excellent condition.