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Gen Jacob Jennings Brown
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Major General Joseph White Brown's Older Brother, A son of The American Revolutionists in his family ..........
Commanding Major General and Senior Officer of the United States Army 1815 to 1828,Jacob Jennings Brown Died in Office of his 1812 War Wounds received at the Battle of Lundy's. Victorious in all Five battles of the War he engaged in and defeated superior forces. Buried in The Congressional Cemetery his funeral Procession was a mile long down Pennsylvania Avenue. Good friends with President John Quincy Adams,who wrote in his diary of the deep respect he had for Jacob and of deep concern for his health...he also wrote his stone Monument Inscription. It was said of him.....
" General Brown was one of the eminent men of the day,and though bred a Quaker was a man of lofty and martial spirit, and in the last war contributed perhaps more than any other man to redeem and establish the military character of his
country."
The Transcription Inscribed upon his stone monument and recorded in the presidents diary written by John Quincy Adams.....
" Sacred
to the memory of General Jacob Brown, who was born in Bucks County, Pennsylauia, on the 9th day of May, 1775, and died at the City of Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Army, on the 27th day of February, 1828.

" Let him who in after years
Shall view this monument of praise,
For honor heave the patriot sigh
And for his Country learn to die."

And his mile long funeral procession as recorded in the Congressional Cemetery historical preservation ledger the announcements from the national Intelligencer.....

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

Funeral Honors
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

Marine Music

Major General Macomb


Order of Procession:
The Clergy of the District and

Surgeon General of the Army

General's Horse

Pall Bearers
Brig. Gen. Thompson
Col. Towson
Brig. Gen. Wool
Brig. Gen. Gibson
Brig. Gen. Jesup
Comm. Warrington
Major Gen. Smith
Brig. Gen. Bernrad
Comm. Rodgers
Major Gen. Gaines
Gen. Harrison
Major Hamilton

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. 

Navy Department 

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.

Perhaps one of the Greatest Patriots to ever live. His Portrait hangs in NY city Hall.
Added by: SIMON
12/12/2013
 
 

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