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[213] verdict of those familiar with the form and features of the great chieftain: “That is old ‘Stonewall,’ as I used to see him.”

The likeness is excellent, the form and posture well nigh perfect, while the old cadet cap, tilted on the nose, the cavalry boots, the uniform coat, the spurs, the sabre — all of the details of the man and his dress — combine to give not an ideal Jackson of the artist's fancy, but the veritable “old Stonewall,” whom we used to see standing on some roadside, along which his veterans were hurrying into line of battle. Indeed we could almost see him turn suddenly away, mount his old raw-boned sorrel, and gallop to the advance skirmish line amid the enthusiastic cheers of the “Foot cavalry.” But, no! as on the night before the battle of First Manassas he declined to have sentries posted, (saying, “Let the weary fellows sleep, and I will guard the camp tonight,” ) and through the weary hours of the night stood “lone sentinel of that band of sleeping heroes” --so now let that granite figure stand to guard “the bivouac of the dead,” and the dust of heroes who sleep beneath that mound.

It will not be improper to add, as a matter of deep interest to all, that Mrs. Jackson and Miss Julia are both delighted with the statue, and Mrs. Jackson pronounces it a very fine likeness.

After prayer by Rev. Father D. Hubert, the veteran Chaplain, the tomb and statue were presented by Captain W. R. Lyman, Chairman of the Committee, and received by Colonel J. B. Richardson, President of the Louisiana Division, Army of Northern Virginia, in brief speeches, which we give in full:

Remarks of Captain Lyman.

Mr. President and Members of the Army of Northern Virginia:
In the execution of the trust which you committed to us as a committee from your body to erect a monument and tomb to the memory of Stonewall Jackson and his men, we are here to-day to show you the result of our work, and ask your acceptance of it and our discharge as a committee.

Perhaps it may be well, as in this vast audience there are many who have come to manhood's estate since the war, to set forth the character and objects of the Association which we represent here to-day.

Some time in 1874 the survivors of the Army of Northern Virginia, who had fought under Lee and Jackson, organized an association which should be commemorative and non-political in character. A few months after the organization of that Virginia Association, a branch

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