coal and light free of cost, to the ladies of the Society.
It was an act that was worthy of a noble and patriotic woman, said Mrs. Joseph Bryan.
Among the many interesting relics displayed at the Museum, a little volume—a memorial to Francis Dunbar Ruggles—attracted considerable attention.
The volume contains only the name and lineage of the young soldier, bound together, with a letter written in 1862 to his father, in Boston.
Young Ruggles, though a Massachusetts boy, had adopted the SouRuggles, though a Massachusetts boy, had adopted the South as his home, and had become a member of the Washington Artillery of New Orleans.
He was killed in the battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, and lies in our beautiful Hollywood Cemetery.
The following prominent citizens of Richmond comprise the Advisory Board of the Confederate Memorial Literary Society:
Hon. George L. Christian, Colonel Wilfred E. Cutshaw, Colonel John B. Cary, Hon. J. Taylor Ellyson, E. D. Hotchkiss, Esq., Colonel John B. Purcell, Joseph Bry