Cornet Band, of this city, under the delightful leadership of Professor J. M. Rayhorn, and with Mr. D. A. Redford as drum-major.
Then came in all their beautiful simplicity and impressiveness the little girls, representing the thirteen Confederates States and Maryland.
They wore badges of white with lettering of red, designating the States they typified.
The little misses who wore these significant ribbons across their breasts were Katie Redford, Georgia; Lillian Meanley, Louisiana; Kate Hutcheson, North Carolina; Katie Chenault, Missouri; Rosa Franklin, Alabama; Sallie Redford, Tennessee; Ruth Cunningham, Maryland; Annie Paul, Arkansas; Katie Whitlock, Virginia; Viola Diacont, Mississippi; Virginia Wright, Florida; Bessie Diacont, Kentucky; Blanche Meanley, South Carolina; and Katie Schmidt, Texas.
These were followed closely by not less than 2,000 girls and boys—a regiment of each—adorned with Confederate colors, and many of whom assisted in drawing the figure for the monumen