‘  My Maryland,’ and the ‘Bonnie Blue Flag.’ Arriving at the cemetery gate, the procession entered to the roll of muffled drums, and after marching around the grave of ‘Stonewall’ Jackson, General Steuart, Lieutenant W. P. Zollinger, Lieutenant-Colonel Clemment Sullivan, Captain John W. Torsch, Captain Frank Marcoe, of General Gordon's staff, and Captain A. J. Smith, deposited at the head of the grave a handsome bronze Memorial Tablet to Jackson. The tablet is about five feet high. At the head is the word ‘Stonewall’; on one side ‘June 28th,’ on the other ‘1883.’ Just underneath the word ‘Stonewall’ is the coat-of-arms of Maryland, and below that the following legend: ‘Fatti machii parole femine’—‘From the survivors of his men in Maryland.’ Jackson's grave was beautifully decorated with flowers, as was also the iron rail around it. At the four corners of the railing were shields, attached to cross-swords and surrounded by wreaths of evergreens. Each shield bore a motto, as follows: 1.
That could not yield,‘Port Republic.’ 2.
Was the legend of his shield.
From the field of death and fame,‘Chancellorsville.’ 3.
Borne upon his shield he came.
From the land for which he bled,‘Manassas.’ 4.
Honor to the warrior dead.
In the Valley let me lie‘Lexington.’ These mottoes were furnished by Mrs. Margaret J. Preston. In the centre of the section was the flag borne by the Cadet Corps at New Market, and above the cemetery gate was the battle-flag of the Rockbridge Rifles. The graves of General Pendleton, Paxton and others were also decorated. At General Pendleton's grave were stationed two pieces of artillery. The Confederate battle-flags, made of immortelles, which the youngest daughter of President Davis sent to decorate the graves of Lee and Jackson, (and which were appropriately placed on them by Miss Carrie Daniel, the bright ten-year-old daughter of the orator of the day) were very beautiful, and were very much admired, as were all of the floral decorations, which reflected great credit on the zeal and taste of the ladies in charge.
Underneath God's open sky.