Video - Funeral of a 1812 veteran
- Found this on YouTube.
About This Video
This 1905 film shows a city thoroughfare lined with crowds of people
watching a military parade. The first group to come into view is a
marching band, then a large formation of soldiers in the uniform of
Rough Riders. Following them is a hearse drawn by four black horses,
escorted by veterans of the Civil War, and horse-drawn open carriages.
The camera position shifts and most of the paraders can be seen for a
second time: the band, the hearse, and the Civil War veterans. Hiram
Cronk, a veteran of the War of 1812, died at the age of 105. He was
thought to be the last surviving veteran of that war.
This is one of the few motion pictures available that shows real Civil
War veterans in their original uniforms.