d Veterans' Band, one of the finest musical organizations in the country.
The Virginia veterans marched with nimble step to the martial strains of the renowned Stonewall Brigade Band, which was under the direction of Professor J. M. Brereton, formerly of this city.
The musicians were clad in their beautiful new uniforms of blue and white, and never made a more pleasing appearance.
Colonel Hugh R. Smith commanded the veterans of the Department of Virginia.
He had as his chief of staff Captain Thomas Ellett, and his aides were General T. S. Garnett, General Micajah Woods, Charles G. Elliott, Joseph V. Bidgood, and Dr. R. G. Crouch.
The First Brigade was under the charge of First Lieutenant Grand Commander C. W. Murdaugh, with Colonel John Murphy as aide.
It comprised the following camps and bands:
R. E. Lee Camp, No. 1, E. Leslie Spence commanding; 250 men. The Social Home Band, of Richmond.
Maury Camp, of Fredericksburg, T. F. Proctor commanding; thirty men.