This section is from the book "The National Capitol. Its Architecture Art And History", by George C. Hazelton, Jr. Also available from Amazon: The National Capitol Its Architecture Art and History.
On Thursday, December 30, 1886, the mortal remains of John A. Logan, the brave, were conveyed to the Capitol from his fine old home, Calumet Place, where he had at last surrendered. The casket, wrapped in the American flag, was laid in state in the rotunda upon the bier which had served a similar purpose for the remains of Lincoln, Garfield, Chase, Sumner and Stevens. During the afternoon and night and until eleven o'clock on Friday, thousands of persons viewed the remains of the dead Senator, general and patriot. At half-past eleven, the casket was tenderly borne to the Senate Chamber, where appropriate funeral services were held. Justices of the Supreme Court, Senators, Representatives and members of the Cabinet and diplomatic corps were in attendance. Seats immediately in front of the casket were reserved for Mrs. Logan and others of the family. Rev. Dr. John P. Newman, Chaplain Butler of the Senate, Bishop Andrews and Rev. Dr. Tiffany were the officiating clergymen. The ceremony was impressive. Fragrant flowers with endearing mottoes, the contribution of friends and comrades throughout the country, occupied all the available space around the casket. Rev. Dr. Newman preached an eloquent funeral sermon.