”BROWN AND GOODRELL.
In the imposing procession which escorted the body of our loved leader, Grant, to his grave at Riverside, near New York, on Aug. 8th, 1885, was a detachment of the Marine Corps, one of whose officers was Captain Mancil C. Goodrell, formerly a private of Company B, 10th Iowa, and a company of the 12th U. S. Infantry, commanded by Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Hugh G. Brown, formerly a private in the same regiment, both commands of splendid appearance and discipline.
It seemed a strange coincidence that on the banks of the Hudson these men should meet at the tomb of their great commander, both in high position, one in the Military and the other in the Naval service. They had been his soldiers in the Army of the Tennessee, and now, in command of their well-drilled battalions, paid their last salute in honor of his memory. Colonel Addison Ware, Assistant Adjutant General, in the Division of General Giles A. Smith, was present at the tomb, and witnessed their meeting with their old Regimental Commander, General Belknap.”
History of the Fifteenth Regiment, Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry, by William Worth Belknap, 1887, page 515