On motion of Major Robert Stiles
,the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
, That in the judgment of this meeting, it is expedient and proper that the office of permanent chaplain to the Association be created, and that the Rev. J. William Jones
, whose interest in the Society has always induced him to serve in this capacity without such recognition, be elected to this office.
then stated that while on former occasions the orators of this Association had selected themes which pertained alone to the Army of Northern Virginia, they were fortunate in having on this occasion a competent orator who would speak of a campaign in which our comrades of the West
did valiant service.
He had great pleasure in introducing Colonel Archer Anderson
, who would now speak of “The campaign and battle of Chickamauga
was greeted with loud applause, and was frequently interrupted with vociferous and hearty cheers, as, without Ms. or notes before him, he delivered in clear, ringing voice, and with graceful gesture the following