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Dedication of the Monument of on
Stonewall Jackson and the Tomb ha
of our ,Virgtinia Veteans. he
sip
(N. 0. Democrat.l
The tomb and the monument to Stone
wall Jackson, erected by the Association
Army of Northern Virginia, Louisiana at
Division, in the Metairie Cemetery, tb
was dedicated yesterday. t
The weather had been threatening by
during the day, and even as late as 4 at
o'clock it was still unsettled, with strong Ti
indications and probabilities of rain, but T(
sogreatand so universal was the interest Ba
in the event that between eight and ten
thousand people braved the elements, St
and at 4:30 o'clock were gathered about
the mound within which io the tomb and
on which the monument rests.
The rain, however, passed off, and the a5
clouds which still hung over the sky th
shrouded the sun and made the evening es
pleasant.
The committee in charge of the li
arrangements had provided what they gi
and every one else thought would be
ample accommodations, having had rai- tI
sed at the base of the mound a semi
circle of'seats capable of holding about w
5000 persons; b1u though they were b
crowded, thousa cds of people had1 to h
stand.
THE MONUMENT
was universally admired for its chaste
design and clegant and artistic ex- P
ecution.
It is a plain marble shaft thirty-four
feet three inches long from base to top, U
bound about in two places by sculptured Cc
wreaths, and surmounted by the statue f
of the immortal Jackson.
The shaft rests upon a mound which tc
gradually rises from the level of the a
ground to a height of twelve feet. On o
the front of the dais from which the tf
column springs are too Confederate flags tc
with staffs crossed, and below them is o
carved in raised letters, "Army of Nor- v
thern Virginia, Louisiana Division," and v
on the other is engraved the seal of the v
association with the inscription, "From a
Manassas to Appomattox." e
TIlHE STATUE
represents Jackson in cavalry uniform, c
with the kepi drawn well forward and 0
down on the face, shading the eyes. s
The figure is standing, the right foot I
somewhat to the front, the left arm a
hanging by the side and the right i
slightly elevated and supported by a
sword. The figure is eight feet five I
inches high, and with it the monument I
measures fifty-five feet from ground to
topl. I
Within the mound there are fifty-seven r
vaults and four receptacles, each of the i
latter being capable of receiving 500 1
remains.
In front of the shaft yesterday were I
arranged many beautiful floral offerings
conspicuous among which was a cres-I
cent and cushion sent by Mrs. M. J.
Hoey and a Confederate shield from the
Ladies' Mwuumental Association. Two 1
small battle flags of the Fifteenth Lou- i
isiana Regiment and Coplpens' Zouave
B:attalion, were also conspicuous.
(On the monument stood
THlE (i('ARI) OF HIIONOR,
comnpo'edI of disableil veterans. It was
under command of Mr. Robert McLaugh
lin, and was made up of the following
named : .Mesirs. Chas. Mayer, Pat. Roe,
Chas. McHickey, John H. Collins, Hen
ry Ortle, Dave Hearn, L. G. Cordes, F.
M. Miller, Thou. H. McIMahon, Jos. West,
John Hurley. Jas. Dunlap, Jacob Sli
ther, Henry Michel and John Gillanu.
At about 4:3, c,'clock the Association
Army of Northern Virginia, Louisiana
Division, appeared on the ground, ac
companied by the Army of Tennessee
Association. and a delegation from the
Lee Association of Mobile. They march
ed through the cemetery to the sound
of nmutled drums, and took places on the
platform which had been reserved for
them.
In fifteen minutes after Mrs. T. J.
d Jackson. Miss Julia Jackson, widow and
. daughter of the illustrious man to whose
Smelmory the multitude had gathered to
do honor, and G;eu. Fitzhugh Lee arriv
I ed oin te ground under the conduct of a
, committee of the Association.
Mrs. Jackson was escorted by Gov.
.Nicholls, Messrs. Ober and Chalaron es
corted Miss Jackson, and under the es
s co(rt of W. R. Lyman, Esq., was Mrs.
Goldwaite of Mobile, who accompanied
, Mrs. Jackson.
As the party apIpeared the immense au
dience arose and received them with
clapping of hands, while the band play
edl a welcome march.
The ceremonies were immediately
F opened by
AN INVOCATION
by Rev. D. Hubert, Chaplain, as fol
I lows:
0 God, author of all good, omnipo
d tent and eternal, most fervently we
thank Thee for Thy mercies. We, who
- guardedl by, thy right hand, unscathed
have trod the field of death, and come
forth from among the smoke and car
y nage of battle, most gratefully thank
'- Thee, bless Thee.
Praise and glory to Thee, O God of
. irtues and powers, who givest that
- thoughtful memory should cherish and
revere'our brothers in arms, whom Thou
didn't allow to fall in the discharge of
duty, whilst we didl live. Verily is the
- rratitude of love a good and perfect gift.
St is not only the cause but also the
measure of the nation's greatness. Cy
cling years have not dimmed the recol
p lection of common toil anl suffering en
dured for common weal; the pall of de
feat has not shrouded the names and
s virtues ot our dleparted comrades: the
,, 1 turmoil of life and the ardor of the new
- avocations, other ideas and political
-- doctrines than those bfor which they so
a bIravely and rightly fought and so free
ag ly she;l their blood, have not caused our
illustrious dead to be forgotten, nor their
- endurance and dlevotion to be unhouor
Sed, not their unparalleled heroism to be
e. disparared throughout the length and
i breadth of tih lanl.
And on this auspicious celebration,
the remnant of the bands of which they as
were, we gather to show to the youth of an
our beloved South, to our gallant sons me
and fair daughters the sign which we in
have erected to the valor and true man- wi
hood of days that are no more. The we
sign will be a wordful admonition, its on
every stone an exhortation, not to per- ea
petuate sectional annimosity and strife, m
but to keep alive the fire of patriojbm th
and tocultivate in our warm hearts some- oh
thing more than sterile admiration for let
those who otfered up their young lives th
by our sides in the dark hours of danger cic
and civil commotion. ta
This monament by loving hands npreared,
To memory by a thousand ties enaeeaed,
But faintly serves their deathless worth to tell or
Whose blood bedewed the land they loved so well; y
A nobler record their grand lives have given.
Stamped on our hearts and registered in heaven ! a
At whatprecise hour of timethisshaft, w
though consecrated with thy approving se
smile, will be prostrated in the dust, of
thou knowest, O Lord ! But thou know- fa
eat also that.the name of Stonewall Jack- th
son, and of each one his comrades, shall ed
live forever, entwined with immortal th
glory. Amen. to
When Father Hubert had concluded at
the statue was unveiled. cc
Miss Jackson held one of the ropes,
while members of the guard of honor
held the others. Several of the ropes,
however, broke, and it was found neces
sary to send a member up to the statue to
remove the enveloped cloth.
As soon as the figure 'was revealed a
prolonged cheer went up and the baud re
played "Hall to the Chief."
When the applause had subsided, W.
B. Lyman, Esq., chairman of the tomb
committee, then stepped forward and D
formally
PRESENTED THE MONUMENT
to the association. In tending it to the
association and asking for the discharge
of his committee he said thathe thought
the occasion was a proper one on which
to say something of the character and
objects of the association. In 1874 there
was organized in Virginia, from the
veterans of the war, an association which
was intended to commemorate and keep
alive the patriotism of the army of North
ern Virginia. A few short moutheafter
noon a branch or division of this asso
ciation was organized in Louisiana. The
organization was perfected in 1875, and
since that time there has been three
presidents-Major Willet, Gov. Nicholls
and Major Richardson, the third and
present one.
The association is benevolent, histo
rical and strictly non-political. Every
man who was in the army of Northern
Virginia and retired from it with a clear
I record can join the association without
regard to his politics. But great care
is eiercised in keeping out of the ranks
those not eligible to be enrolled in them.
The Army of Ttnnessee Association
exists in exactly the same manner.
s During the epidemic of 1878, it would
he remembered, the Association of the
Army of Northern Virginia cared for its
members whenever found sick, provided
for their families and buried the dead,
but there has always been felt the want
ofa receptable for the remains of de
parted comrades. And it has long been
the nurlose of the association to erect a
monument to their great and grand com
miander and a tomb for the members.
The purpose was accomplished and the
result was before them.
The outward appearance did notphow
that beneath the monument there were
receptacles for the remains of $2500 men,
and the Association intended to bring
- from the battle-fields the bones of those
dead comrades and place them within
the mounmd. There were also vaults am
ple for those who at present survive
- when they pass away.
To the Metairie Association Mr. Ly
s man said the committee owed much. It
gave the grounds free and assisted the
I committee in every way, and would im
Sprove and beautify the mound on which
r the monument stood.
The plan for the monument, selected
from many submitted, was that of Chas.
I A. Orleans, of the Hillsdale Granite Com
e pany, and the statue was the work of
o the master, Perelli.
In conclusion, Mr. Lyman said that
a the name of no living man appeared up
on the tomb or the monument, and he
asked that it be ever kept thus free
- from the names oftheliving. The name
- of the Army of Northern Virginia, Lou
. isiana Division which appeared on it,
I was sufficient, and if anything more was
needed to tell the story, it was found in
- the seal and the inscription, "From
h Mblanassas to Appomattox-l1;1 to 1~6(i5."
Nothing more was needed.
MAJ. JOIiN B. RICIIARDSON,
y president of the association, received the
monument and tomb, and in accepting
it said:
- Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the
Tomb Committee-On behalf of the mem
- bers of the louisiana Division Army of
e Northern Virginia !t becomes my pleas
o ing duty to accept from your hands this
d handsome tomb and sculptural shaft,
e designed to perpetuate the memory of
- those who fought and fell for the Lost
k Cause, and, at the same time, a fitting
place rest for those soon to bfollow.
f Most of your qld comrades are scat
it tered over the battle-fields of Virginia,
d from Manassas, to Appomattox, sleeping
u quietlyon its mountains and in its val
if leys. Some you left on the bauks of
e James river, the Chickahominy, the Rap
t. pahannocl;, the Shenandoah and the Po
e toma, antl as you passed into Maryland
r- yoi laid them on the banks of the An
1- tietam and the Monocacy, and others far
a- into Peunsylyania, many in places long
e- since forgotten, nothing left to mark
d the spot except perhaps in some lonely
e t place in that beautiful valley of the
w i Shenandoah, undler the shadow of the
SBlue Ridge. Nature's kind hand plants
so its tlowers in spring-time, and there a
e- I lilly, pure and white as angels' hands,
ir standsas a sentinel, drinking daily the
ir I dews from heaven and bowing its head
r- in grief at night to kiss the spot, and
be with the tirst greeting of the morning
id sun leaves its dew-drop tears oni the un
Sknown soldier's grave.
Ydu have nobly performed the tesk "1
assigned ~fou by your compa ion in beS
arms, -an the gand mausole m,.s is Ir
mqounted by t:lilfe-like statue o 0ur
immortal eond er, is now the mite
witness' of ypur untiring labors. When
we shall have run odr course in li , and bei
our bodies lie ~louiodeiing in f r wi
earth beneath thb shadows .o0 e to'
monument, our .dhildren will 1ie da
their choicest floiers, and our Fhil n gr
children will revisit this satotd spot to me
learn a new r1run of patriotism ftom bri
these who offered up their lives, a pre. fo
cious sacrifice, on freedom's bleeding al- Ye
tar. of
Strangers from other lands will pause me
here and recall the eeones of that mem-, c.e
orable struggle of fot years, in which na
you bore so prominent a part. on
The first rays of the morning sunlight wi
and the last gleap of evening's gloaming to
will linger around you silent, solitary Sn
sentinels, and in the still quiet watches of
of the night, whenthe pale moon's beams flo
fall upon the dreamless sleepers here, ye
the spirit of the great Stonewall, loosen- D(
ed for awhile from the prison-house of lo,
the faithful departed, will wonder forth HI
to guard the noble band of martyrs who St
are slumbering here in peace. Yes, of
comrades, lei
The dead shall guard the dead, wi
While the living o'er them weep, co
And the men whom Lee and Stonewall led, of
The hearts that nce together bled, th
Shall here together sleep.
Music-Sweet Spirit Hear My Prayer.
EDWARD MARKS, ESQ.,
read the following poem, written for bi
the occasion by Mrs. M. A. Townsend:
A POEM. bl
By Mary Ashley Townsend. et
Dedicatedto the Army of Northern Virginia, of
New Orleans, May10, 1881, on the occasion
of the unveiling of StonewUll Jackson's statue,
which surmounts the tomb built to receive the
dead who fought under him.
Comrades, halt! The field is ehosen, N
'Neath the skies of Southern May, N
Where the Southern roses ripen, O
We wlllbivoue totday.
Here no foe will draw our sabres
In the turbulence of war,
Nor will drum beat, nor will bugle b
Wake the old pain in a soar.
All is rest, and calm-around us
Beauty's smile and manhood's prime; e
Scents of spring, like ships, go sailing e
Balmy seas oT summer time.
Flags of battle. hanging yonder, f
Flutter not at strife's increase; A
On their pulses lie the fingers
Of the Great Physician-Peace. b
In the marble camp before us
Silence paces to and fro
Spectre of the din of battles t
Hard fought in the long ago. e
While he marches, from the meadows, 8
O'er the heights. around the curves,
Come the men of many combats-
Death's Grand Army of Reserves. Ii
In the swift advancing columns
Many a battle-blazoned name,
While Stewart, Ewell, Hays and Ashby, o
Bears the honor cross of fame.
Down the spectral line it flashes-
Glerious symbol of reward ii
Won when all the world was looking f
Unto Lee and Beauregard. t
From the war-graves of Manassas, C
Fredericksburg and Malvern Hill:
Carrick's Ford and Massanutton, 1
Fast the shadowy legions fill. a
From thefar.offRappahannock, 1
From the red fields of Cross Keys; a
Gettysburg-the Wildernesses
From defeats and victories.
Tired trooper-weary marcher
Grim and sturdy cannoneer
Veteran gray, and slender stripling.
Hasten to encamp the here. t
Froxm the mountain and ie riXer.
From the city and the plain;
Sweepina down tojoin their Leader- t
STONEWALL JACKSON once again. l
There he stands; alive, in granite! t
e by the hand of 'enius made
Onc4 again to risebefore us.
WaitingY'or his "Old Brigade."
Chieftain-Hero-Christian-Soldier
e King of men, and man of God! I
Crystalized about his footsteps
Greatness marks the path he trod.
Soldiers! Ye who fought with Jackson 1
Through the days and nights of strife ;
Bringing from the field of battle
But the bitter lees of life; ]
Ye. whose lips have only tasted
A shen apples from the fray;
Every wound ye won beside him.
Knighte ye on the field to-day.
h Army of our old Virginia!
Would ye write a legend here
S That shall win from friend and foemen,
Honor's reverential tear ?
Trace ye thenupon this granite
With imperishable pen,
f Wordl~ that shout their own hozannae,
STONEWALL JACKSON AND HIS ~IEN !
t The poem was received with applause;
- and when that which followed its con
e clusion had subdued,
SGEN. FITZHUGII LEE
e was introduced as the orator of the day,
- and spoke as follows:
t, LMr. Presidet, Ladies andt GentleHan-
is Upon this holy eighteepth anniversary,in
in the name of the people of the South, on
n behalf of Confederate soldiers and sail
" ors everywhere, we extend a heartfelt
welcome in the ceremonies held here to
Sday to the wife and daughter of the il
e uInstrious soldier whose memory they are
g designed to perpetuate, and we most
cordially greet again the distinguished
he citizen who was our commander-in-chief.
a- Elevated to the chief magistracy of a
fI people bound together in the same cause,
s- he lifted himself to the 4ignity ot the of
ri fAce and filled it with a single view to
ft. the object for which it was created. He
of was ever true to himself and true to the
st interests of his bleeding country. We
g rejoice to see him in our midst to-day,
with form as erect and soldierly as ever,
t- and to hear that his mind, like the trop
ia, ic sun, retains all its former size and
g brilliancy. Thrice welcome is Jefferson
1- Davis to the spot malde sacred with a
of monument to Stonewall Jackson. [Ap
o- And now, Contcederate comrades,
d though I stand for the first time in a
l- public capacity, beneath the blue skies
ar that bend above you, and which contain
ng the sentinel stars that watch over the
k destiny of your people, and as I rise to
iy speak to this vast concourse of people I
he am painfully confrouted with the weak
he ness of my powers and the magnitude of
ts the ocoasion, I am not dismayed, I
a feel that I am in the house of my friends,
de, because I know I stand within the walls
he of the Crescent City, of our own Sunny
ad South; and when I see your eves reflect
nd ing their friendly feeliags back to mine,
lg and fancy I he~a the music ofAuld Lsang
un- Syn.m throbbing from the syzmpathbtid
hearts of soldiers who st·ood defying the
men
e ushi ." o her:t dt
ul$a, ot a  rl=.the
weithe u nJ hand
to the
brater annd etaons frob' :'
fougt ield ame floating,
of waher pown Beape ºn V 'e
cueie rushingto ther.f
ontei outsianag the bloeody eps Yu
on thM she wassoon toutbean4,, 0
lowed th e gaunhet of Dick er 1 i
to the frst Ctontfedorate weis 6'It
Sumter and Manassas,. b by tbhqgiiz
ofhleader ownde upoBre Inthe an
flow of the crimson ,tide thatf wf a i
wars afterwards sutoryged oof er theer .
comiprion, much of tuisiahat bres . f
.lowed the feather of Dick Taylor, p
Harry Has, of Virginieymor, itself. Ni ll
Starke, of oral, of Davitdon Penn,
of Old Blab Wheatd; now, and a hotf
leaders, rode upon the crested twaes of
the, sold tier' storyofbeir .erv·i eswýw
comprise morateh of that plendo the
of Norhenr ireat cnia itelf. Now hn.
the and ofpeaeis yar ha Siowi, ,
sea and land; now, wheat nn wad"'bat
The sound is heard fe ow, when the shield m
and spear are wrigh o whueng, : heh
broken chariot stands mntatn*J with f
the soldier's blord, survivoers ofda th
band areholy gh tatnd glasting aoto°i ~
commemorate their love for the " an
of their great ommwenty-r. of Janu' r
Yes, yougranitea mnstrs's voieetaee =t
In deathless song shallrteU. r9
When anthe year 18vanshed year boy wasn,
The story hown h of Clarksburl- then i
Nor wreck, nor change, nor wit tar's b ipht,
Nor time's remorseless deem shall 4dmne ray Se
Of holy light that gilds his gloriouit-gab.' Je
It was upon the twenty-first of Janna- at
ry, in the year 1824, that a boy was tb
born n the town of Clarksburg, then in la
in Virginia. Three brief years had lo
scarcely rolled on and he was moth- ki
erless; but four years more and he wasi n
fatherlese, and the protecting roof of his at
father's house sheltered the pot orphan. gr
At 8 years of age, becoming satisfled that
he could not agree with his ladas hus- ce
band, with that resoluteless of will that B
so strongly characterizetlbise~ev&y ac- tl
tion afterwards, he left the friendly to
shelter, and, walking eighteen miles, to
sought another home at the nouse of a as
half-brother of his father.. Ever rest- t(
less even at so tender an age, when nine nl
years old he departed from his second u:
home, and in company with a brother, y
only three years his" senior, he ventunr s
ously embarked on a flat-boat plying oi
its trade on the Ohio river to seek his d
fortune, staring fate in the face and 4d
trusting all to an uitiring energy and a
courageous heart. For a time he disap- tl
peared from the knowledge of relatives n
and friends; the lost boy was on an is
land in the Mississippi river, this son of a
adventure was cutting firewood, to be e:
used in the steamers floafitrg utpo the fi
bosom of the great Father of Waters. a
Engaged in such occupation, without ft
previous acclimation, he was soon pros- v
trated by a malarial fever his youth a
could not not contend against, and get- v
ting better, with a discretion that did t
honor to his valor, made his way back p
to the home he had left. Thus, in the
only instance within my knowledge, did t
chills and fever, the arch enemy of South- '
water courses, perform a friendly act, v
placing under a debt of gratitude a
grateful people. Once more at the home e
of his half-uncle we find this perambu
lating boy making himself useful on a E
farm, interspersing such healthy, occn- a
pation, the historian tells us, witl often s
exercising his relative's horses by day e
and going to the dances in the neigh- t
borhood at night. * A
In 184'2, when 1 years old, hearing ±
that the cadet from his district' at the
United States Military Academy at West a
Point hadl, for some cause, given up the (
place, he packed his wardrobe in a pair 1
of leather saddle-bags, and in homespun
garments started to Washington to see
; Mr. Samuel Hays, his representative in
n- Congress. Once there, he presented
hlmself before the Secretary of War-a i
mountain boy-seeking a military edu
, cation. The indomitable pluck of the
youth won a deserved success. He-was
- appointed a cadet and graduated, and
n was commissioned as a lieutenant in the
n First Regiment of ,Artillery, United
i- States Army, in.l146. In his book of 1
it maxims he had written: "You may be
o- whatever you resolve to be." He deci
l- dedto be a soldier! And now what are I
re the wild waves of the gulf of Mexico
st saying to this unfledged young officer, as
ed he listens to their ceaseless roar, when
f. entering upon his first active military
a service t The surging billows tell him
e, that the asdent to the Temple of Fame
f- for the soldier is dangerously steep, and
to the whole world has seen but few of
Fle them reach the very summit of the dizzy
he heights. Is he dismayed ? Does he fal
Ve ter I Ah, no! he is resolved to climb it;
y, and the rising fame of a young soldier
r, 1lights up the glorious track made by the
p- gallant heroes of Winfield Scott's army
d from Vera Cruz through'Cerro Gordo,
on Cherubusco, Molino del Rey, Chapul
a. tepee to the City of Mexico; and when
p- the stars and stripes waved over the
halls of the. Montezuniase the Muse of
es, history had already opened one of her
a brightest pages and upon it recordedthe
ies deeds of his daring. The captain of his
in battery, in an official report then made
he thriugh the assistant adjutant general
to I of Gen. Pillow, says of his lieutenant:
I "If devotion, industry, talent and gal
k- lantry, are the highest qualities of a
of soldier, then he is entitled to the dis
I distinction their possession confers."
ls, The captain ot that battery whose lieart
ils dictated to his pen those sentences thir
ny ty-five years ago, was knmghtly "Prince
ct- John":' of the od United States army,
me, the gallant (Gen. John Magrnder, of
ng Confederate fame; the adjutant general
tia was Capt. Joe hooker, afterwards Major
the' en. Hooker, who commanded the Fed
:now :liie :trtte
shall
ft siPemen .jar se
ceksseon. e
Boatigv
thehk. ndo!hbi .
soldier. W ver
t-shall c e gh
of memof the ae '
dlcessiond of'tie 1 .m9vexn
to day gather eonnd this'
b and whoso stif~d t4d
their poete pty such anteail
metimonialnce ofthe dead o ,fo
to-dave en meet here tnwray.,d io
nf a muecaly, the roarepf pcauo
ychurs, anged for the rnllinge souidl
shalluttngs of the wi;te wieik::'e
angel of pear, , and tohleld  L
for ~ht, I can at the' l.me t Jie
with hertfelt emotisuch an ip ati
Sscene whicof this pdead tnro.
Brahih en mbringeet herespoiday..
f of theheart fey the uroaivf cano
angel of pifor peace. And while I fear
afor that, I cry of n at the ame t
- wisomething heartfelt eotiobion
washed offthe stains of ever survivor
a before me is the re-United stated s r :of - 4
e ericaat this hour I look behd a iieid
picturing the past I see th6.eo fe4ae
a States, and I recall thatrt atamated with
a common principle 'imbued wit thg
a same spirit, united by one cause i,~ pif.t
r ed by identical interest, the: 's91,1Ghu V
the'Pelican State were found- side
side with those of the Old . Dominti u,
Sfighting in their hearts to preserve t1 i
Shonor of the people of the South .;
t shall therefore speak tp you to-day as a's
e Confederate soldier-a one who, looking
r back over the mighty pat with itai
n trials and triumphs, and thinking oftho
e record madqclby the South for edugrae
a one devotiorh to principle~ , finds naught
d in memory's vase but pride, a wh
a can truthfully exclaim, in the gTsWl. g
w- words of the Irish patriot: "D y
e ask me, my lords, if in my life-time; i
is have thought any treason or done ay
d crime which should call to my cheeik as
ie I stand alone here the hot blushofeshalmPi
4 or the paleness of fear, though i sipo
f by my grave to receive my death blow ;.#,
e Before Goal and mankind I would ai-,
i- swer you, No!" These feelings are re -,
e echoed in your breasts and alone.eomaa-;
o mand the respectof ourlateantagonists
s A Federal officer, bitter in war, brilliaint
n in peace, recently said over the graved
.y of his soldiers: "In our commeratlon of
m our dead or in honoring qpr living sol
ie diers, we are making neither reproach
Id nor criticism on those whao foughtagrlsae
of us. We appreciate their devotion to the
y cause for which they warred-we honort.
4 their bravery, admire their fortitude,
t; and claimno small part of the glo-y
er they acquired on the battle field by all"
e their soldierly qualities, because they are
ly Americans and bone of our bone."
o The hour that marks the Northern
Speople marching up to these sentimenti
an will find that this great Republic is at
ha last, what our forefathers intended it
of should be-the glory of America and a
ier blessing to humanity. Then will the
he foundation stones at the temple of Am
is erican liberty be relaid in our ancestral
de faith and the perpetuityof Republican.
Cal institutions be Dfully assureld, We will
it: at last demonstate, to a wondering
al- world that the pr mlolm of a free, con;
a stitutional and popelar government Jias
i been satisfactorily worked on this senti
." ment, becase the element of soeiabl'
art er, justice, strength and equality. Q4v5
uir- at last flle the hearts of all her pei
Ie IYour parti tion, my fellow-soldlets.,
in the cer eimties attending the iunveil
of ingofthisi monunent, should strike no
ral discordant stri " the hearts of truesi
jor men, whether t gt for the Fed-
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