The Ladies' Lee Monument Association.
A few days after the movement at Lexington
, a few ladies, members of that noble and devoted body, the Hollywood Memorial Association
, met in a private parlor in Richmond
and organized the Ladies
' Lee Monument Association.
Their design was to erect a monument to the great chieftain in this city, and to collect funds for the purpose throughout the South
The organization was constituted as follows:
, Mrs. William H. Macfarland
, Mrs. George W. Randolph
, Mrs. James Lyons
, Mrs. William Brown
; treasurer, Miss Elizabeth Byrd Nicholas
; secretary, Miss Sarah Nicholas Randolph
Despite the prevailing poverty of the people of the South
, and the entire prostration of their resources resultant from the war, the success of the ladies was highly creditable in their speedy collection of fully $15,000—a tribute of devotion met by personal sacrifice.