History of Antietam National Cemetery (Programme of Arrangement)
PROGRAMME OF ARRANGEMENT
And ORDER OF EXERCISES for the
CEREMONIES of the DEDICATION of the
ANTIETAM NATIONAL CEMETERY,
And the LAYING of the CORNER-STONE of the MONUMENT,
SEPTEMBER 17, 1867.
The Marshal and Assistant Marshals will assemble at KEEDYSVILLE, at 9 o'clock, A. M.
The Military will form at KEEDYSVILLE, at 1O½ A. M. on the pike leading to Sharpsburg, west of the railroad.
The Masons and other civic bodies will form at the same time, on the pike leading to Sharpsburg, east of the railroad, with their right resting on the railroad crossing.
The head of the column will move at 11 o'clock, A. M., up the pike to the Cemetery grounds.
The Military will form in line at the entrance to the Cemetery, (as may be directed,) and present arms when the President of the United States and all who are to occupy the stand shall pass to the same.
Ladies will occupy the left of the stand, and it is desirable that they be upon the ground as early as 11 o'clock, A.M.
The Exercises will take place as soon as the entire procession is in position on the ground, as follows:
PRAYER BY THE REV. HIRAM MATTISON, D. D., OF N. J.
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY THE GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND.
MUSIC—HYMN, COMPOSED BY REV. EDWARD MEYER, OF PA., AND SUNG BY THE ASSEMBLAGE, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF WM. E. MACDONOUGH, OF N. Y.
LAYING OF THE CORNER-STONE BY THE GRAND MASTER OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MASONS
ORATION BY HON. A. W. BRADFORD,
EX-GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND. MUSIC—HYMN, COMPOSED BY REV. EDWARD MEYER, OF PENNSYLVANIA.
POEM, BY CLARENCE F. BUHLER, OF N. Y.
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
After the Benediction, the procession will be dismissed, and the Marshal and Assistant Marshals will form and escort the President and party to the cars at Keedysville.
Salutes will be fired at sunrise, during the movement of the procession, and at the close of the exercises.
Bt. Maj. Gen. ANDREW W. DENISON,
E. B. TYLER,
Brig. CHAS. E. PHELPS,
R. N. BOWERMAN,
ADAM E. KING,
H. R. RICHARDSON,
JOHN E. MULFORD,
Bt. Maj. Gen. JOHN R. KENLY,
Brig. Gen. J. W. HOFFMAN,
Col. JOHN A. TOMPKINS,
WM. H. TAYLOR,
F. W. SIMON,
Capt. ALBERT GRANT.
JAMES M. MOORE, CHIEF MARSHAL.
Maryland. Board of Trustees of the Antietam National Cemetery.
Washington County Free Library.
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J.W. Woods, printer, Baltimore
Antietam National Cemetery; United States History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Registers of dead.
Washington County, Md; 1862-1869.