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A “rebel” Major-General as commander of one of the “divisions” of the procession, at the approaching inauguration of President Garfield, has excited the ire of the “Union veterans” in Washington, who have resolved not to march in the procession unless the “outrage” is removed.

General W. T. Sherman, chief marshall, appointed the offending marshall (General C. W. Field), and insists upon retaining him, and it remains to be seen what the “veterans” will do.

For our part we hope the gallant Confederate will relieve the minds of the “veterans” [we should like to know how many of them were real “veterans” and not “bounty jumpers” or “boom proofs” ] by declining the honor of being marshall at all, and that “the boys in gray” will make themselves conspicuously absent from any such people so long as they are unable to realize that the war closed nearly sixteen years ago.

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