Account of interment of Robert E. Lee

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Account of interment of Robert E. Lee - I The persons present at the interment were!...
I The persons present at the interment were! the family, the Trustees and Faculty of Wash-i ington College, Visitors and Faculty of Va.f Military Institute, Delegation of the General| Assembly of Va., Delegates from Staunton.! Gen. Bradley T. Johnston, Col. Charles Ven-| able, University of Va , and Senator Walter II | Taj lor, Gen. Lee's Chief of Staff during the! war. On the marble slab is the simple inscription : GEJ_. ROBERT EDWARD LEE, BORN Jan. 19, 180., DIED Oct. 12, 1870. After tbe coffin was lowered into the vault, the minister of God read the concluding services, commencing, "I know that my Bedeemei liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though after m. >kin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. The choir then sung the 144h hymn, (as previously requested by Mrs. Lee) the Chaplain pronounced the benediction and the solemn and impressive services were concluded. The vast concourse of people then marched •into where the coffiu was lying in the vault, double file, to take the last look at the remains The body was shrouded in white pants and vest, black coat and neck tie. Shortly alter being shrouded, the features presented a calm, placid expression, as one enjoying a quiet, refreshing sleep. When all the spectators had passed by tbe body, the slab was placed over the vault and buried from the view of the world forever the loved and revered form of one of the noblest men that ever lived—Gen. Bobert Edward Lee. ■ ■ ■ I !

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  1. Staunton Spectator,
  2. 18 Oct 1870, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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