The music was good.
One of the features of the evening was the excellent rendition of southern airs by the band of the First Virginia regiment.
The band consists of about fifteen well-trained musicians, and the music was very generally complimented.
Chiefly marching tunes were played.
The band came just after the marshals and in front of the veterans, who were in the lead of the column proper.
The last piece played was ‘Dixie.’
This was begun just as the last command was given to ‘forward!’
The leading pullers were then nearly up to the monument pedestal, and as the first notes of this delightful old southern melody floated out on the evening air cheer after cheer arose from thousands of throats.
Some of the old veterans were especially demonstrative, and the populace generally joined in the cheering, which was genuine and vociferous.