Southern Historical Society Papers.
IX. Richmond, Va., September, 1881, no. 9.
Annual reunion of the Virginia division A. N. Va.
Association — address of Col. Archer Anderson on the campaign and battle of Chickamauga.
The annual gatherings of the veterans of the Army of Northern Virginia have for some years past been a most interesting feature in the exercises of “Fair week” in Richmond
, and have attracted always large crowds and enthusiastic interest.
The meeting this year was no exception; and there gathered in the State Capitol Tuesday night, October 25th, such an array of brave men and fair women as these occasions never fail to draw.
Just before the appointed hour General J. A. Early
came into the hall, and was greeted with loud and continued applause.
In the absence of the president (General W. H. F. Lee
) Colonel T. H. Carter
, one of the vice-presidents
, called the meeting to order, and stated that the Executive Committee had requested General J. A. Early
As General Early
took the chair he was again greeted with enthusiastic applause.
He called on Dr. J. William Jones
, who lead in prayer.
On motion of Colonel H. C. Cabell
, a committee consisting of Colonel H. C. Cabell
, Private J. Hall Moore
, Captain J. V. Bidgood
, Captain W. G. McCabe
, and Captain Maxwell T. Clarke
was appointed to recommend officers for the ensuing year.