ed by his fellow-soldiers and patriots.
But he thought that the enviable honor should not be monopolized by one man, and he hoped that it would now be conferred upon some one among the many worthy then present.
On motion of Hon. George L. Christian, it was—
Resolved, That Comrade Carlton McCarthy be appointed a committee of one to solicit subscriptions in sums of one dollar or less for a monument to the private soldiers of the Confederate States Army, said monument to be erected on Libby Hill.
The committee on the nomination of officers returning, reported the following, who were unanimously elected:
President, General William H. Payne, of Fauquier county; Vice-Presidents, General John R. Cooke, of Richmond city; Colonel Charles Marshall, of Baltimore, Maryland; Hon. James H. Skinner, of Staunton; Captain Philip W. McKinney, of Farmville; General Thomas T. Munford, of Richmond city; Treasurer, Robert S. Bosher, Esq., of Richmond city; Secretary, Private Carlton Mc-Carthy