THE LAMENTED COL. COWLES.--The remains of Col. Cowles arrived in this city per steamer Oregon yesterday morning, in charge of the committee from this city appointed for that purpose. They were conveyed immediately to City Hall, where they remained in state until half-past 2 p.m. to-day when they were to be removed to the Presbyterian church.
The condition of the remains were such that it was found to be impracticable to open the coffin, either in New York or on its arrival here, which was a very great disappointment to not only his relatives, but also his many friends in this city and county.
The city is thronged with people as we go to press, and places of business closed in accordance with recommendation of Mayor.On June 10, 1863, while in Louisiana the siege of Port Hudson continued, the Hudson Common Council, at a special meeting called by Mayor Jacob Ten Broeck, passed a resolution to create a "burial place for all officers and soldiers who have died or been killed, or may hereafter die or be killed in the service of the United States in the line of the duty during the present rebellion, who were residents of this city at the time of their enlistment."
In 1869, the remains of Colonel David S. Cowles were moved to the center of this burial plot, and a "single shaft of granite," which "cost $15,000 and weighs about eleven tons," was erected to mark his grave. On January 14, 1869, the Hudson Gazette said of the monument: "It is simple and substantial and will stand to mark the grave of a noble gentleman and Christian soldier for generations."
|The burial place devoted to the Grand Army of the Republic as it appears today|