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A VERY INTERESTING
MANY GOOD FEATURES AR
ANGED FOR ALL THREE DAYS
Peculiarly Apprcpriate Place for
Hoiding the Reunion of
(From a SLafC Correspondent.)
PETERSBURG. \TA., Oetober 19.
Nature, late and tho circumstances
of war have combined to make Peters?
burg one oi" Uie most historic places m
all the Unlon. A city in tno midst of
tw<jnty forts, , acW P?de tfortous w
lhe sacriiice of lives must stir even tne
memary of the vlCtors. And it was with
no sudden siart that tbe Cockade C.ty
became then surrounded with historic
memories. . ?' .'i -,,
Soon after Columbus made it possible
for a new world to come into cxistencc,
Pocahontas. tbe lndlan Queen, and John
Smith the pioneer. roamed wnere now a
thriving City siands. nere. m the days
when this ne\% country sought freedom,
Cornwallls. LiaFayette, Arnold and others
whoso naiif s are known through the
world won and lost thelr fame.
A HA H LE '?'?::?? iXJt ??:??
Then. when Uie clvll strife began, Pe?
tersburg became a battU-ground. and it
is with her part In tnis cqhflict that the
visitors of this, week will be most in?
terested. Those who fought ardund this
city v.V.1 find at every turn something to
stir their memories.
Fort Stedman, near the Confederate
lines. is one of the most historic places
ln all the world. On June S. l*6t, the
First Main Heavy Arti.-cry of Hancock's
Second Army Corps. in command of Gen?
eral Birney, lost 001 men in lifteen min?
utes. The dead bodies were made into
a breast-works to protect the living men
and no other place in history is known
where dead human bodies formed a
breast-work to shield an army from mur
flerous shells. This army corps lo^t m^re
tbo.n a thousand men on that eventful
CAPTURED T?T oonrmv,
This same fort on the 25 th day of
March. 1SC.3. was captured by General
John B. Gordon. of Geortria. He only
held it a f sw liours and lost it to the Fed
HON. AVTEEIAM E. CAMERON.
(Who will make an address of welcome.)
crals, and between 5,000 and 6,000 men
were killed in the fight. General Gor?
don was driven out by General Parke,
commanding the Ninth Army Corps, and
General llatranft, of Pennsylva i.a. lt
?sias at this place that General llatranft
?vi on his fame. The Union loss was -,?-00.
The famous Crater. the history of w hicli
'is so well-known to all. is just beyond
-.:,e city limits and not rasny njmites
w.uk from the termmus of 1112 suec-l
Fort MeGdvery is at the extreme Union
right, east of the city. This fort was oc?
cupied by the Comiecticut Heavy Artil?
lery. which knocked Pciersbuig to pi.ee:
Judge E. C. Dow, of New Haven, says
he threw 2,000 shells into Petersburg from
that point, aim'ing at lhe city clock and
Tabb-Street Church-tower. which at that
point appeared to him to be adjoining
SEATEN HUNDRED KTL.EED.
On the ISth June. 3S65, 700 Union sol?
diers wore killed at this place, ar.d for
ten months. till after evacuation, rc?
Fort ScCgewick, known as fort "Hell,''
and Fort Mahonc, known as Fort Damna
Uon, kefct up a continual iire for several
Thus tlie history of each fort around
the city might be detailed, but it would
MISS V. A. MINOR.
(.Maid of Honor for the Sons of Veterans.)
be useless at this time and on such an
occasion, when the facts are fresh in
the minds of all who participated in the
-nar between the States. --e history
>of Fqrt qregy. Fbrt Rice, Hatcher's
Run and Five Fork is known to all.
There are other places and forts no less
interdsting to the vSa-.ior than A.luXso
already mentioned. Some . of them are
Forts Haskell, Fisher, Davis, Meik).
Morton, Globe Tavern, the two National
Cemeteries, old Blandford Cemetery, last
mceting-place of Licoln and Grant. and
Lee and Beauregard's headquarters.
A, P. Mill Camp.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
rETFRSBURG, VA., OetVber 19.?A. P.
Hill Cam;v ot Petersburg, organized in
1SS6. and named in honor of Genoral A.
P. Hill, of the Confederate army, is one
of the largest and -most successful of'
Cor.l ederate camps. Its membership,
wh( n organized, numbered fifty membe-s.
and at present there are two hundred and
sc-venty-five membens. and the Camp has
lost by death ninety-seven.
Colonel W. Gordon McCabe was chosen
as Its flrst commander, and the other
comanders in the order of their sclection
are Hugh R. Smith. O. B. Morgan. P. C.
Hoy. John R. Turner, and pr. Wi'liam E.
Haxwood, who is new commander. This
Qarop has about one hundred and fifty
uhlformed members, and has attended re
unioSfs iii Norfolk. Charlestown, Louis
ville, R'gL^nphdi Ra'eigh and other cities.
It had oiie hundred and Iffifty uniformed
men in line at the unveiling of General
Lee's monument in Richmond. In Charles
ton. during the reunion held in thnt city,
A. P. Hill Caro-p received an award as the
company making the best appeaxance in
the iparade on the occasion. In addi?
tion to the social features. the camp has
don much for the destitute soldiers.
and during its organization has spent
more than $5.0-00 in aiding them.
W. N. R.
TO THE GRAND CAMP.
Prcparations Among thc Veterans for Their
Trip to Petersburg.
The Confederate Veterans of this city
are absorbed in plans and preparatio.s
for tho meeting of the Grand Camp in
Petersburg this week.
Lee and Pickett Camp Halls have been
busy scene. for several days. and around
these headquarters of the heroes of ihe
sixties there has been a gathering as
though the call to arms had been again
raised through the land. Coats of the
Confederate gray_ are being shaken and
pressed, their tarnlshed buttons are being
made to shine once more, and throughout
the ranks there are preparations for dress
Lee and Pickett Camps" delegations to
the Grand Camp and the United Confed?
erate Veterans will leave on the 1):05
o'clock train on Wednesday. On Thurs?
day Lee Camp, Pickett Camp, the First
Battalion Seventieth Virginia Infantry;
and the Richmond Howitzers will leave
MISS HATTIE V. smjRCiw * *i
on the 11:55 o'clock train over the Atlantic
Coa-t Line to take part in the paxaae,
which will take place at 3:30 o'clock on
Lee. Camp will meet in their hall on
Thursday at 11 o'clock A. M. Through
MISS LILY TYLER,
(Sponsor for the Sons cf - terans.)
the courlcsy of the Atlantic Coast Line
tho members of Lee and Pickett Camps
can purchase their tickets at Lee Camp
Hull, so as to avoid the crowd at the de?
pot. Iardella's Band will accompany I-ee
Camp. and Stein's Band will go with the
Seventieth Regiment. All the organi::a
tions will carry full ranks. General Stith
Bolling, chief marshal of the parade,
writes that frcm the present indications
the turnout will l>e unusually large.
Miss Henry of Norfolk.
(Special Disnateh to The Times.)
NORFOLK, VA. October 19.?Miss
Anne Kilby Henry, the maid _of
honor for the Second Distirct, is truly
a Southern girl. She is a native of Vir?
ginia, having^been reared in Norfolk. She
is the only daughter of Captain E. M.
Henry, who is wcll-known In camp cir
clcs. being an ex-commnnder of Pickett
Buchanan Camp, of 'this city and also
the (irand Camp of Virginia.. His war
record is untarnished, having served tne
four years of the war in Company A,
Ninth Virginia Cavalry, which. General
Stuart dubbed- the "Charglng Ninth."
Captain Henry.' was one of six sons
who fought under the Confederate flag
and) one of seventeen grandsons of Mrs.
Temple. of Freuericksburg, who were in
the field. He rose from the ranks to the.
captaincy of Company A, and instead of
surrendering at Appomattox, as did many
other cavalrymen, endcavored' to join
General Johnston in. North Carolina.
On her mother's side also Miss Henry.
had many relatives who fought for the
Lost Cause, lier only maternal uncle, Dr.
Kilby, being the beloved stirgeon of the'
Third Gecrgia Regiment. She is there?
fore justly entitled to bo called "Con?
federate" and shows it by her warm in?
terest in the Junior Daughters of. Con?
federaey of Pickott-Buchanan Chapter.
Sho hss warm affections and loves tho
memones of tho Lost Cause so early
taught her by her parents, and among
the decorations of her home may always
be found the Confederate flag. j
Miss Smith, of Aicxaedria,
(SpecttO TMspalch to Tha Times.)
ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 13.?
Mlsa Fannie Brockenbrough Smith,
maid of honor from the Elghth District
to'the Confederate .Reunion, ls a grand
daughter of the' late Lieutenant Har.-i
aon Brockenbrough Barnes, of "Staffard
county. who served wlth distinctlon as
an offloer o. a a artllery company ln the
Forty-sevemth Regiment in the operations
about Aqula Creek. Miss Smith is a
member of the Seventeenth Virginia Regi?
ment Chapter, - United Daughters of the
Confederaey, of Alexandria,
_airs. C. li. Ford,.of No. 601 West Grace
gweet, who hasbpe hi so. UI; is jopw vLOie
An interesting Plan for Studying
the History ofthe Civii
Commander-in-Chief R. . B. Haughton,
of the United Sons of Confederate. Vetor
ans with headquarters at St. Louis, Mo.,
has issued the, following general order:
Comrades: ' ? ?
lt is the intention of the Commancer
in-Chief to secure, during the coming
year tho most active - interest - that is
possible, in Uie' various -meetings of
camps and in our organizaUon general?
ly AA'o are banaed together for a pur
pclse, and we should constantly keep in
mind the duties and prtvlieges which are
before us. - .
Une matter which should have immedi?
ate and tinremitting attention is the dif
fusion'of knowledge ampng our members
and prospective members as to' the most
important events of the war and as to
the leiral and moral. right of the South?
ern States to sreede. While a great
many are well informed as to these im?
portant matters. there are many who are
not. The Commander-in-Chief believes
thnt, if every son of a Confederate sol?
dier in the country knew as much about
theni as he should, there would be a
wave of interest and enthu"=''"sm toward?
our or'gan'zption tlrct would soon give
us over 100.000 members and m*:ke us
^he strongest power in the Southern
STUDY IS URGED.
To secure tnis end, the Commander-in
Chief earnestly requests that all camps
arrange for, now, and carry out con
scientiously, a series of meetings, one
in each nionth, for the study of these
matters. Other business may be at?
tended to at these meetings; but make
them prlncipally for study and informa?
tion. Selcct one or "more members (or
veterans) to prennre papers or g've full
accounts of -the subjects for the even
ing, and haye them prepared - to -give
minute dtscriptions of every thing. of im?
portance to it. ...
Diagrams, showing the various import?
ant positions of the opposing forces,
should, by all means, be presented. Have
these mceUngs for instruction and ..ot
for oratorical display. Give full notice
of them; beforehand, to members and
others? and have^ veterans, ladies, rro
spectivo members and all camp members
PAPERS ON THE AVAR.
Have the papers that are prepared by
members afterward forwarded to the
Commander-in-Chief, and he wih inspect
them carefully and rnake honorable men
tion of the three best, in order, in the
foilowing general order, and in such o.y
papers and Confederate journals as will
publish it. To the person recelving thi
greatest number of these first places, dur?
ing the term of the present Commander
in-Chief, will be presented a handsome
meidal commemorating this fact.
All camps will follow the same pro?
gramme, which is arranged as follows:
October. 1001?The First Battle of Bull
November, 1001?The Peninsular Cam?
Decem(ber, 1001?The Battlo of Seven
January, 1902?Jackson's Campaign in
February. 1902?The Seven Days" Bat
tles Around Richmond.
March,' 1902?The second Battle of Bull
April. 1902?The Battle of Shiloh.
Slay. 1902?The Vicksburg Campaign.
June. 1903?The Legal Right to Secede.
July, 1902?The Moral right to Secede.
August, 1902?The battle of Cnickamau
September, 19-32?The Virginia and the
The Commander-in-Chief will take
pleasure in giving a list of. books and.
papers for reference, upon application.
REGULAR MEETINGS IMPORTANT.
Too muct importance cannot be given
to the matter of having your meetings
at regular times and in inviting ladies and
veterans to be present. The meetings
ohould be as popular and well advert.sed
as possible, and every effort made to
have them the centre of the social life
of the commjunity.
Special attention is also called to the
clause in our constitution in regard to
jsecuring the writing by veterans of their
various exper.ences during the war. No?
thing,. is more interesting or valuable
than these personal remmiscences, and
camps should do all that they- can to
oecare such while these sturdy fighters
are still with us.
Every general order and other commun?
ication from the Commander-in-Chief
should be rt-ad in full at the flrst meet?
ing of the camp held after its receipt,
and prompt action should be taken on
all matters mentioned in it that can be
acted on by the camp or lts-men^oers.
- Every camp, at least, and as many
members as possible should subseribe to
some Confederate journal. ln no other
way can they keep in touch with events
in our order, or w. th tnose in kindred
organizat.ons; and the general fund of
intormation contained ih them is very
valuable. "The Lost Cause," Louisville,
Ky.. and "The Veteran," Nashville,
Tenn., publish regularly several columns
ooncernmg onr oryamzation, and wal be
i'ound generally very interesting and in
BANNER DESIGN WANTED.
The Commander-in-Chief desires mem
uers (and others if they choose) to sub
.nit to him, some tin^'e before the flrst j
Jay of February next, designs for a ban
ter for our general organization. The ]
sum of live dollars will be paid for the j
design selected?for others, nothing will >
he paid; but they will be safely kept un- ]
! 1! that day and then returned at our
Finally, my'camrades, let me earnestly
urge you to keep constantly before you
the general purposes of our organization.
Do ail that you can to add to its prog?
ress; add continually to your member?
ship; mention it to those ln other places,
anu incite their interest in our work;
take an active interest in the organiza?
tion of new camps, and see pe"s6nally
that camps are established in all pla-.ts
-in your vicinity that are now withcut
them; let each membor under1, iko to cr
qanize a new camp (it is not to> much);
'" your CairVo is behind in its lu^s, iay
them up promptly; and at all times le
member the great objects for whioh v e
are banded together, and the immense
obbgation which we are und:r lo tv???
heroic men who did so much t'or un )'i
the years that are passed. We can never
do enough to repay them?we ir.tst do
what we can. Remember that vou ?.re
the sons of Confederate soldiers. *ond
make that (as it should be) a synotr/m
tor loyalty,. gratitude. devotion, v.tleb
fu.Siiess, promptness,- energy and i!b=sral'
ty. I have confldence enough iu Uie
-r-' ng inen pf the-South to kn>_ ilv.t
Miey wlll c-xert every effort to repay evcy
debt that may rest upon them. Oar
->rzaniz?t!on is moving forward with
rapld strides. Let every member add
h's help. and be counted among the hon?
ored ones when we are rewarded i'or
the full measure of duty done.
By order of
R. B. HAUGHTON.
WJLLIA.M HORNER COCKE.
Adjutaht-General and Chief of Staff.
CRUSHED TO DEATH.
Life Mashed Out hy a Tank Wagon?Fakirs
(Specinl Dispatch to Tlie Times.)
WINCHESTER, VA., Oct. 19.?A terrl
ble accident occurred three miles this
MISS FANNIE BROCKENBFOUGH SMITH.
(AUldf of Honor from |the;Eijbth Dktricto - ' ;
MISS ANNE K. Hi NRY.
(.Maid of Honor from Second District.)
side of Wardensville, XV. Va. at 9 o'clock i
last nis-ht, when Gecrge Thatcher, a i
drlver of the Standard Oil Company, had j
his life cmshed out by a tank wagon con?
taining 400 gallons of oil and drawn by
four horses, which he was driving.
A short turn was made in the steep
roadi and the wagon upset, Thatcher fall?
ing under, with a weight of 5,000 pounds
After an inquest this morning Thatcfc
er's -remains were brought to his home
in this city. He was 45 years old ana
is survived by a widow, ono son andi one
About 10 carloads of fakirs. showmen
and pickpokets arrived to-day from
' Hagerstowni to attend next week's fair.
JUDGE GEOP.GE U CHRISTIAN.
(Member of History Committee.)
The town is alive with them to-night.
and the police are on the lookout.
Sscret Servics Men Now Have Legalizsd
Mayor Taylor nas set his stamp of ap
provel upon the ordinance creating
a Secret-Service Department, with
captain and sergeants. wliich makes the
officers in the Secret-Service Department
rank higher than heretofore, witli a cor
responding increase in salary. He also
approved the joint resolution making
Captain AV. H. Curtis a member from
FJchmond of the National Congress of
Rivers and Harbors. The purpose of this
body is to present to Congress the needs
of the various cities throughout the coun?
try and to urge recognition and appro?
priations from Congress.
At the meeting of -the Flnaiice Commit?
tee on Tuesday night, the dog ordioajice
that was referred to the committee wlll
be discussed and probably sent back wlth
the recommeudatioa that it be adopted.
Tho proposed ordinance approprtate3
S3,??0 for the establishment of a pound and
tho accessories to such a department. with
an annual ap.proprfa.tion of $1,000 iov its
Among the precedents existing for tha
reslgnatlon of members of the City Coun?
cil who have been elected members of tha
State l_?gislature is the case of Dr. Geo.
B. Steel who resigned when he was eleced
to the Legislature during his second term
as a Councilman.
Some Good Scores Made Yesterday?Miss
The handicap tournament o! tho He>r
mitage Golf Club yesterday was a suc?
cessful and interesting enrent. Many
groups of members, with their Crteads,
gathered at the s.de lines to witness tha
players, and aJTter the close of tbe con
| test assembied in the club house. Tha
following is the result o" the lOtirnament:
Players. Gross. iland'p. NeC
?E. M. PiLcher. 100
H. Stewart Jones. 100
XV. A. Townes. 1<K
F. XV. Tower. 103
AV. E. Wilson. HO
J. T. Rutherfoord. 109
ML AI. iy.nford.-. 111
E. Thomas Orgain. 111
R. H. Meade. 115
Peter Winston. 112
J. B. Orgain.- IH
J. G. Winston.:.. 117
AV. D. Duke. HS
W. jr (Brown. 127
The high scores were due to new puttlna
greens and an Incompieted course.
The tie resulting 'From the ladies' han?
dicap tournament of Octcber 12th waa
played off, Miss Edith Jones being tha
winner. Handsome silver cups were tho
trophies in each event.
Saturday, Oetober 2tjth, wiil be the dat?
of the next tournament in the series.
which will be a ladies" handicap.
Miss Mamie Delaney, formerly of this
city but now of Scranton, Penn.. is vis?
iting her aunt. Mrs. A. B. Bigelow, at
No. 201 East Cary Street
(Mald"?f Hooor from the First DStrfcO