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Major General Jacob Jennings Brown
(b. 5 May 1775 - d. 24 Feb 1828) Range 57 Site 150-152
General-in-Chief of the Army of the United States.
The National Intelligencer, February 25, 1828
The painful duty devolves upon us of announcing the decease of Major General Jacob Brown, Commander in Chief of the Army of the United States. He expired at his residence in this city, yesterday, after a brief illness of three or four days, preceded by a general indisposition of longer duration.
His name is too intimately interwoven with the history of his country, to make it necessary for us to accompany this annunciation with any reference to his public life or services. His individual merits are too universally appreciated to need to be blazoned by the pen of eulogy. At a future day we shall endeavor to do justice to his eminent desert as a soldier and citizen, and to hold up to his fellow-citizens, in their proper colors, the example of his illustrious deeds and his blameless and virtuous private life.
The Funeral of the deceased friend will not take place, we learn, before Wednesday; so that every opportunity will be afforded to pay due honors to his remains.
The National Intelligencer, Wednesday, February 27, 1828
Adjutant General's Office
Washington, February 25th, 1828
The senior officers of the General Staff of the Army and the Commanding General of the Militia of the District of Columbia, will convene at the Adjutant General's Office. This morning, at nine o'clock, to make suitable arrangements for the funeral honors of the distinguished and lamented Major General Brown.
By order of the Secretary of War,
R. Jones, Adj. Ben.
Pursuant to the foregoing instructions, the officers charged with the arrangement, direct the following order of procession, as the last and mournful duty to be paid the mortal remains of the late General-in-Chief of the United States Army.
The funeral escort will be composed as follows:
A Battalion of Infantry
A Division of Artillery
A Squadron of Horse
General Staff of the District Militia
Officers of the Militia
Officers of the Navy and Marine Corps
Officers of the Army
Major General Macomb
Order of Procession:
The Clergy of the District and
Surgeon General of the Army
Brig. Gen. Thompson
Brig. Gen. Wool
Brig. Gen. Gibson
Brig. Gen. Jesup
Major Gen. Smith
Brig. Gen. Bernrad
Major Gen. Gaines
The relatives of the deceased
His Aids and General Staff of the Army
The Marshal of the District
The President of the United States (John Quincy Adams)
Committee of Arrangements of the Senate and House of Representatives
Sergeant-at Arms of the Senate
Vice President and Secretary of the Senate
The Senate of the United States
The Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives
Speaker and Clerk of the House of Representatives
The House of Representatives
The Heads of Departments
Chief Justice, and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court
Foreign Ministers, their suites, and Consuls of Foreign Powers
The Postmaster General, and Comptrollers of the Treasury
Auditors and Treasurer
The Register of the Treasury, Commissioner of the General Land Office and other Civil Officers of the Government
Judges and Attorney of the District of Columbia
Members of the Bar
The Mayors and other civil officers of Washington (Gales), Georgetown and Alexandria
Masonic Societies and such other Societies as may join in the procession
Citizens and Strangers
Major General Macomb will command the Military escort and Colonel Jones will officiate as officer of the day. Major Cross and Major Hook, Colonel Andrews and Major Randolph, are appointed the marshals of the day.
The troops detailed to form the funeral escort, will assemble on the pavement of the Pennsylvania Avenue, fronting the President's House, at 10 o'clock, on Wednesday, the 27th February and all others are respectfully invited to join the Procession according to the order of arrangement.
The Procession will move at 11 o'clock, from the mansion of the late General-in-Chief, opposite the State Department. Guns at intervals of thirty minutes, will be fired from the rising to the setting of the sun.
R. Jones, Adj. Gen.
26th February, 1828
The Officers of the Navy and Marine Corps of the United States, at present in the City of Washington, are requested to attend the funeral of Major General Brown, on Wednesday next, in uniform.
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