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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
ys, but with ladies and girls also, and instead of one wagon there were to be four—one for each box in which the portions of the statue came from Paris. The leaders. The people began to look for leaders in this undertaking, and there seemed to be none forthcoming, until Lee Camp about May 1st appointed a special committee to procure the assent of the Lee Monument Association and proceed to head the movement. All the details were arranged by them. The statue arrived here from New York Sunday. Monday and Tuesday the four boxes were taken from the two flat-cars on which they came, and were shifted therefrom upon immense wagons or trucks—wagons that are generally employed to move heavy iron safes, boilers, etc., etc. These wagons were decorated and long ropes were fixed to the tongues, cross-trees and axles. All that was now wanting was for the people to come forward and seize the ropes and wait for the word of command, Forward! to be given by Chief-Marshal Thomas A. B