Manifestations of Grief

New-York Daily Tribune
May 1, 1865

Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress
INDIANAPOLIS, April 30, 1865.

At Columbus, O., on Saturday night, Gov. Brough and his Staff take leave of us, and at 8 o’clock we have started on our way to Indianapolis. Scioto, Hilliard’s, Pleasant Valley, Unionville, Milford, Woodstock and Vagenburgh are passed, and along the road the people have appeared to the number of thousands, carrying torches and kindling bonfires, to enable them clearly to see the funeral car, or as if to light us on our way.

At Woodstock there was both instrumental and vocal music, and the tolling of bells and other manifestations of mourning.

10:30 p. m.—Here the people are congregated by thousands. The scene is lit up with a hundred torches and bonfires, and the countenances of the interested multitude are seen in the lurid glare. Guns are fired and bells tolled, and there is music from an instrumental band, but the melody which charmed the most was from a choir of both males and females stations upon the platform, who sang a deeply impressive hymn. The train has stopped a few minutes, and several young ladies come into the funeral car with floral crosses and wreaths and deposit them upon the coffin.

At Westville and Conover there were large gatherings of people, and bells were tolled and minute guns fired.