ring of Confederate soldiers which had met since the war. This church then stood upon the upper portion of the site now occupied by our imposing City Hall.
Among the leading officers who participated in the meeting were Generals Early, John B. Gordon, Edward Johnson, I. R. Trimble, W. B. Taliaferro, William Smith, W. N. Pendleton, Fitz. Lee, M. Ransom, William Terry, Benjamin Huger, Robert Ransom, L. L. Lomax, George H. Steuart, C. W. Field, W. S. Walker, B. T. Johnson, J. D. Imboden, R. L. Walker, Harry Heth, Samuel Jones, John S. Preston, Henry A. Wise, George E. Pickett, D. H. Maury, M. D. Corse, J. H. Lane, James L. Kemper, J. A. Walker, and others; Colonels Thomas H. Carter, Hilary P. Jones, Thomas L. Preston, Robert S. Preston, William Allan, William Preston Johnston, Charles S. Venable, Charles Marshall, Walter H. Taylor, Henry E. Peyton, and Robert E. Withers; Commodore M. F. Maury, Captain R. D. Minor, of the Confederate States Navy, and scores of others of our leading off
mb; U. S. Senator John H. Reagan, Hon. Charles T. O'Ferrall, Gen. D. A. Weisiger, Capt. C. F. M. Spotswood, C. S. Navy, Capt. R. B. Pegram, Gen. L. S. Baker, Hon. John Goode, Gen. H. H. Walker, Captains John Taylor Wood, John M. Booker, W. H. Murdaugh, and J. W. Pegram, Lt.-Gov. J. Hoge Tyler, Mayor J. Taylor Ellyson, Gen. B. D. Fry, Hon. J. W. Daniel.
Among the guests who rode in open carriages were Generals James Longstreet, Dabney H. Maury, Marcus J. Wright, M. C. Butler, R. L. Walker, A. L. Long, Joseph E. Johnston, William B. Taliaferro, R. L. Page, J. A. Early, M. D. Corse, M. L. Bonham, G. W. C. Lee, Lawrence S. Baker, J. D. Imboden, George P. Harrison, Daniel Ruggles, John Echols, George H. Stuart, H. H. Walker, Joseph Wheeler, J. B. Kershaw, P. M. B. Young, W. P. Roberts, A. R. Lawton, Charles W. Field, George J. Hundley, Beverley H. Robertson; Governors Daniel G. Fowle, of North Carolina; F. P. Fleming, Florida; A. B. Fleming, West Virginia; John P. Richardson,
Thomas M. Scott, Louisiana.
C. W. Sears, Mississippi.
Charles M. Shelly, Alabama.
F. A. Shoup, Sewanee, Tenn.
A. M. Scales, Greensboroa, N. C.
G. M. Sorrell, Savannah, Ga.
George H. Steuart, Baltimore, Md.
Marcellus A. Stovall, Augusta, Ga.
Edward L. Thomas, Washington, D. C.
W. R. Terry, Richmond, Va.
J. C. Tappan, Ozark, Ark.
John C. Vaughan, Tennessee.
Robert B. Vance, Asheville, N. C.
A. J. Vaughan, Memphis, Tenn.
James A. Walker, Wytheville, Va.
R. Lindsay Walker, Columbia, Va.
D. A. Weisiger, Petersburg, Va.
G. C. Wharton, New River, Va.
Marcus J. Wright, Washington, D. C.
G. J. Wright, Griffin, Ga.
H. H. Walker, New York.
W. S. Walker, Florida.
W. H. Wallace, Columbia, S. C.
R. Waterhouse, Texas.
T. N. Waul, Galveston, Texas.
John S. Williams, Mt. Sterling, Ky.
S. A. M. Wood, Alabama.
The post-bellum career of many of these men is well known, and yet a few brief notes on some of them will be of inte