The mortal remains of Thaddeus Stevens were placed in state beneath the canopy on the 13th of August, 1868. The bier which supported the casket was the same used for Lincoln, newly covered, however, with black cloth, "as the old cloth." records the Star, "was destroyed by the recent explosion at the Capitol. The catafalque is erected immediately in front of Ellicott's statue of Lincoln in the rotunda. The face of the statue towards the coffin." The Butler Zouaves formed the guard of honor. A large number of persons paid tribute to the dead, among whom were noticeable throngs of colored people, some deeply affected. At nine o'clock on the morning of the 14th, appropriate services were held, also in the rotunda, after which the casket was borne away.