our double number (August-September) has been rendered necessary in order to get in the address of Major Daniel
and other matter for which there has been a general call from all over the country.
We have thought it well to make this a Lee
number, and we are sure that it will be acceptable to our readers generally, who will desire to have, in a permanent form, the matter which it contains.
We have printed a limited supply of extra numbers, which we will mail at the regular price for numbers of our Papers—fifty cents
for the (double) number—on receipt of the money; and we would advise our friends to send in their orders at once for as many copies as they may desire, as the number will soon be exhausted.
the Reunion of ‘Morgan
's men’ at Lexington, Ky.
, on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of July, was a joyous and interesting occasion, which we regret that our limited space now will not enable us to describe in full.
About 1200 of the old command and, perhaps, 500 ‘comrades and invited guests’ of other Confederate commands were present, and it was indeed pleasant to mingle with these veterans as under the shade of the beautiful grove of ‘Woodland Park
’ they recalled the stirring events of 1861-1865, as they rode with their gallant chief on so many daring raids—fought under him on so many glorious fields—suffered with him in the prison,—rejoiced at his daring escape—or wept over his sad death.
The first day Colonel Frank Waters
made an address of welcome on behalf of the City of Lexington
, and General William Preston
, one for both the city and county.
General Basil W. Duke
of the Association, responded in behalf of Morgan
There were also speeches by Governor McCreary
, General A. S. Williams
(senator from Kentucky
), General S. B. Buckner
, and Colonel D. Howard Smith
We were not fortunate enough to arrive in time to hear these speeches, but learned that they were all admirable, and excited great enthusiasm.
Miss Johnie H. Morgan
(the only daughter of the gallant chief) and Miss Tommie Duke
(daughter of General Basil Duke
), were presented by Governor Blackburn
and were received with great enthusiasm, as was also Mrs. Morris
, who had been an ‘angel of mercy’ to our prisoners in Camp Douglas
At night the committee were courteous enough to place on the programme and the crowd were kind enough to hear a ‘high private in the rear rank,’ from Virginia
, tell of ‘The Boys in Gray
,’ with whom he was associated, and to show by their hearty responses that the men who rode with Morgan
were in warm sympathy with ‘Jackson
's Foot Cavalry.’
Among the letters of regret at not being able to be present on the occasion was one from President Davis
, in which he said: