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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Confederate dead of Florida. (search)
eorgia—Miss Minnie Sollee. Louisiana—Miss Marie M. Prioleau. Texas—Miss Annie Champlain. Virginia—Miss Anna Virginia Taliaferro. Arkansas—Miss Julia Cook. North Carolina—Miss Mamie Rogers. Tennessee—Miss Aline Buckman. Missouri—Miss Ruby DuPont. Kentucky—Miss Isabelle Livingston. Maryland—Miss Mary T. Fleming. Indian Territory—Miss Lena Dancy. Each young lady was attired in white, with a broad red sash, on which, in white letters, was the name of the State represented. The float was the most effective feature of the procession. Sons of Confederate Veterans. Carriages with Governor W. D. Bloxham and Staff. Col. R. H. M. Davidson, Orator of the Day. Miss Sarah Elizabeth Call and Escort. Hon. Noble A. Hull, Commander R. E. Lee Camp U. C. V. Officers of the Daughters of the Confederacy. Sponsors and Maids of Honor. Distinguished Visitors. Fire Department. The line of march terminated at St. James Park, the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address of welcome (search)
under which our sons are now facing a common foe. Instil in your children that love of country which is the highest inspiration of patriotism and honor. And should a time of peril come when luxury shall beget vice and greed of gain threaten to stifle the nobler aspirations, point your sons to this column and recount to them the story of the patriotic sacrifices and heroic virtues which it commemorates, and if a spark of true manhood remains, you will have done much toward the salvation of your country and the preservation of liberty. Introduction of the orator. The orator of the day was introduced by Hon. F. P. Fleming, in the following words: It is now my pleasure to present to you, as the orator of the day, one who gallantly illustrated the valor of Florida's son on the field of battle, and has ably and faithfully represented his State in the halls of Congress; one whom our people have ever delighted to honor, Colonel Robert H. M. Davidson, of the 6th Florida infantry.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Oration and tender of the monument. (search)
Oration and tender of the monument. by Colonel Robert H. M. Davidson. Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen. The vast audience before me demonstrates that the living approve the ceremonies of this day, and, could voices from the spirit-world reach us, methinks we might hear now, from angelic choirs there, songs of commendation. Almost from the beginning, pyramid, mausoleum, granite shaft and marble column have been erected as memorials. And orator, poet, sculptor and painter, through the ages, by enrapturing eloquence, by enchanting song, by exquisite statue, and by beautiful picture, have contributed to perpetuate the glorious deeds of the soldier-dead. Patriotic heroism should ever be honored. For that laudable purpose we have come now to this park, beautiful for situation, in the metropolis of our State, and near by the murmuring waters of her great river. Appropriate place, indeed, is the city of Jacksonville for the majestic column from which the veil has just falle