Veterans in line.
The veterans of R. E. Lee
I, and George E. Pickett
Camp, Confederate Veterans, were given the post of honor.
These bodies met at their respective halls earlier in the afternoon, and were at the point of rendezvous some time before 5.
They did not march separately, but the two organizations blended, and were under command of Colonel W. P. Smith
, commander of Lee Camp.
There were about one hundred veterans in uniform, and perhaps double as many more members of the two camps, who appeared in citizens dress, not having had time after leaving business to go to headquarters to change their attire.
It was intended that the veterans of these camps should man one of the ropes of the foremost wagon, but when they arrived on the spot they found every inch of all four of the ropes taken and hundreds of persons, men and boys, scrambling for the honor of having their hands on the cords when the start was made.