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The Screwmens' Benevolent Association and the other Mutual Associations took up the west side of Camp street, the right resting on South; the Turners' and Grocers' Associations, the Harbor Masters, Port Wardens, Ship Masters and Steamboat Captains formed on Camp street, the right resting on South street; and the Board of Directors, Teachers and Boys of the Public Schools, and the Orphan Boys, took up their position on the east side of Camp street, the right resting on South street. The Carriages intended for the Procession, formed in Hevia street, the leading ones resting on St. Charles, where near the corner, stood the Funeral Car.

These dispositions were made promptly and with order, so that when the Procession began to move at 11 o'clock, the various bodies fell into their places in the column without stop or confusion.

The head of the Procession, led by Grand Marshal Labuzan and a brilliant staff, moved into Camp street and turned towards Canal, its approach being heralded by the booming of cannon, which fired at measured intervals, and the wailing, funeral notes of many bands. To describe the appearance of Camp street would be but a repetition of what has been said before--such an immense crowd of men, women and children as filled the doorways, windows, balconies--story on story--and occupied every foot of space on the sidewalks, wherever it was possible for a person to stand, has never before been gathered in this city, large and populous as it is.

The Grand Marshal was followed by the Washington Regiment, Volunteer First Brigade, Louisiana Militia, commanded by Col. W. W. W. Wood, accompanied by his staff, Adjutant Keating and Surgeon Booth. The field band preceded them, the drums muffled and beating a slow funeral march. Marching with the left in front, came first, the Jackson Rifles, Lieut. Forno commanding; the Crescent Rifles, Capt. Casey; the Regimental Colors, guarded by an escort from the Emmett Guards; then these Guards, under Lieut. Nolan, and the Louisiana Grays, Capt. Leach. The Regiment numbered 108 men. Their field battery composed of four guns and caissons, drawn by two horses each, with twenty mounted artillerymen, followed them.


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