Washington's Bier

The Bier on which Wahington was carried to the tomb at Mount Vernon. It is of oak, painted a lead color, and is six feet in length. The handles, which are hinged to the bier, had leather pads on the under side, fastened with brass rails.

Source: Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution
By B.J. Lossing
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Published: 1852

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