Editorial paragraph.the R. E. Lee camp Fair opened in Richmond on the night of the 14th of May under the most flattering and promising auspices. We have no space to describe the brilliant occasion—the beautiful decorations, the piles of useful and fancy articles sent with liberal hand from all parts of the country, the crowd which packed the large armory hall, the speeches of Corporal Tanner, of New York, and General Wade Hampton, of South Carolina, the appearance of Lee Camp Confederate Veterans, and Phil. Kearney Post, G. A. R., marching in fraternal ranks, and many other features too numerous to mention—but we will only say that the opening was a sure prophecy that the Fair will prove a grand success and add handsomely to the fund already in hand towards establishing here in Richmond a ‘Home’ for disabled and needy Confederate soldiers of every State. The following letters, selected from a large number received, coming from representative men of opposite sides well express the feeling with which this great enterprize is being prosecuted.
It should be added to General Grant's honor that the above letter was written amidst his severe pecuniary troubles, and that he had previously contributed five hundred dollars ($500) to the fund.
It may be proper to say to our friends everywhere that this effort to establish a Confederate Home on a proper foundation will need large sums in addition to what we may be able to realize from the Fair; that additional contributions will be thankfully received, and that if we can be of any service in giving information or conveying funds to the treasury we should be glad for our friends to command us. renewals were never more ‘in order’ than just now. We have due us, in small sums all over the country, over three thousand dollars, which would be a very small matter to the individual subscribers, but is a very great matter to us. We beg our friends to remit at once. Roster corrections.—General Lane calls attention to the fact that our types in the April number made us change into ‘Coward’ the name of the gallant Colonel, R. V. Cowan, of the Thirty-Third North Carolina, whose death since the war has been so widely lamented by old comrades and friends. The following makes important corrections in the artillery organization Army of Tennessee, which we take pleasure in publishing:
we take pleasure in publishing the following from the gallant Colonel R. A. Hardaway, concerning the Artillery Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia: