The reunion and banquet of the Society of Confederate States army and Navy in the State of Maryland, came off at the Eutaw House, Baltimore, on the night of February 21st, and was a really magnificent affair.
The beautiful tables groaned beneath all of the delicacies of the season, sweet music enlivened the occasion, the committee in charge and the Maryland soldiers generally were all attention and courtesy to their guests, the speeches seemed to be heartily enjoyed, and the mingling together of old comrades a delightful recalling of the hallowed memories of the brave old days of ‘61-‘65.
The regular toasts were as follows:
1. The Army and Navy of the Confederate States. This was responded to in an eloquent and effective speech by Hon. Charles E. Hooker, of Mississippi, whose empty sleeve gave touching testimony to the faithfulness with which he served as a private soldier in the Army of Northern Virginia.
He was loudly applauded.
2. Our Cavalry