In fit phrase General Early introduced Captain W. Gordon Mc-Cabe, of Petersburg.
The committee had been exceedingly fortunate in securing Captain W. Gordon McCabe, of Petersburg, to recite the poem prepared for the occasion by the gifted and lamented James Barron Hope, lately deceased.
A gallant soldier, an accomplished scholar, a poet of no mean abilities himself, and the intimate personal friend of Hope, Captain McCabe was recognized by all as the man for the occasion.
He introduced the reading of the poem by the following eloquent tribute to his lamented friend:
Nearly thirty years ago, when Virginia, in this beautiful capital of ouuntrymen, Upon this sacred sod, Let us feel: it was “our father Who above us held the rod, And from hills to sea, Like Robert Lee, Bow reverently to God.
Captain McCabe's recitation of the poem was frequently interrupted with applause.
The Oration of Colonel Charles Marshall.
General Early then introduced Colonel Marsha
Leidy, Watkins Lindsay, Lieutenant L. L. Lacy, J. W. Lockwood, Dr. W. Augustus Lee, C. T. Loehr, W. P. Lawton, General Fitzhugh Lee, S. H. Liggon, H. S. Luffsey, General L. L. Lomax, William J. Leake, George W. Libby, A. M. Lawrence.
Captain W. Gordon McCabe, George C. Mountcastle, John Murphy, E. W. Marable, H. G. Millet, John A. Meanly, P. H. Mayo, D. S. McCarthy, T. F. Minor, J. D. Moncure, John F. Mayer, George W. May, Henry Meyer, J. B. McKinney, E. C. Minor, J. D. McIntire, J. R. Mounther Battery.—Major Thomas A. Brander, Lieutenant John Tyler, Corporal D. S. Cates, privates F. Kell, James T. Ferriter, and C. T. Outland.
Fredericksburg Battery.—Privates E. T. Chesley, H. Cabell Tabb, and John Ferneyhough.
Staff.—Captain W. Gordon McCabe.
Sons of Veterans.
R. S. Chew Camp Sons of Veterans, 40 strong, from Fredericksburg, preceded by Bowery's band, numbering 20 pieces, who were guests of Sons of Veterans of Richmond.
Sons of Veterans, Captain Louis Rawlings, with<
der of, 373.
Lee's Lieutenants, List of the Surviving Generals of the C. S. Army, 419.
Leventhorpe, General, Collett, death of, 61.
Lewis, General, 75.
Lincoln, Abraham, his Character contrasted with that of Jeff. Davis, 125, 131; His Course created the Confederacy, 219; Effect of his call for Troops from the South, 227.
Lopez's Cuban Expedition, 49.
Loring, General W. W., Order of, 167.
Louisiana, Acquisition of, 91, 433.
Louisiana Tiger Battalion, 47, 54.
McCabe, Captain, W. Gordon, his Tribute to James Barron Hope, 208; Address of, at Petersburg, Va., June 9, 1890, 395.
McClellan's Advance on Richmond, 323.
McClure, A. K., 354.
McCrady, Major, John, 68, 74.
McKinney, Governor P. W., Remarks of, 299.
McLaws, General, Lafayette, 68, 73, 74, 75.
Manassas, First Battle of 54.
Marshall, Col. Charles, his Oration at the laying of the Corner-stone of the Lee Monument, 215.
Maryland Troops at the Dedication of the Lee
Monument, 270; Veterans, 28