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Some of the pullers.

One of the most striking figures in the entire procession was Major B. W. Richardson, the venerable president of the Blues' Association, who, though about four-score years, marches in every Confederate parade. He was one of the first to take hold of the rope, and held to it with that persistence characteristic of the man until the wagon had reached its stopping-place. Major Richardson was a gallant member of the old Blues, and he takes a deep interest in the affairs of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues. He always turns out with the company unless he is too unwell.

Among others of the several thousand persons who aided in pulling Wagon No. I were: General Charles J. Anderson, Mayor J. Taylor Ellyson, Colonel Archer Anderson, Attorney-General R. Taylor Scott, I. Goddard, Captain E. P. Reeve, commander of Pickett Camp; R. S. M. Valentine, C. Irving Carrington, Andrew J. Berry, Jackson Guy, Charles W. Goddin, Edgar B. White, Joseph H. Shepherd, Colonel J. Bell Bigger, Colonel C. O'B. Cowardin, Tom Poindexter, Major Norman V. Randolph, Colonel W. P. Smith, Captain C. T. Loehr, Colonel J. V. Bidgood, Thomas Phillips, General D. J. Weisiger, R. A. Brock, Captain Thomas Ellett, Colonel John B. Purcell, David B. Jones, Captain E. J. Levy, Julien Binford, and James P. Wood, (who assisted in drawing Washington's statue up Main street); R. B. Munford, John K. Childrey, Daniel J. Turner, George Lumpkin, W. D. Chesterman, H. T. Ezekiel, E. B. Chesterman, P. R. Noel, S. B. Woodfin, E. Cuthbert, J. L. Hill, Edward J. Paynter, George Cornick, Captain George W. Jarvis, Carlton McCarthy, C. P. Winston, Sergeant R. N. Thomas, B. M. Angle, Dr. C. W. P. Brock, A. J. Wray, J. Taylor Stratton, Captain W. G. Waller, DanielWeisiger, S. McG. Fisher, John F. Mayer, William Ryan, E. H. Spence, D. J. Weisiger, Hon. William Lovenstein, John S. Ellett, Dr. T. E. Stratton, Colonel Arthur G. Evans, E. D. Eacho, D. S. Cates, E. M. Crump, Captain C. P. Bigger, W. M. Hill, John A. Tyler, Major J. H. Capers, Colonel John Murphy, Judge E. C. Minor, Major A. W. Garber, Thomas Potts, J. Preston Cocke, Dr. R. G. Crouch, Thomas W. Byrne, W. S. Hutzler, John McGowan, [254] Charles Battige, Charles P. Ferris, K. Palmer, George E. Richardson, Charles Warren, William Ellis Jones, T. J. Smither, Master Bennie Tyler Smither, and Annie Smither.

Mr. H. Theodore Ellyson, who was with the veterans, helped to pull up the statues of Washington, Clay, and Jackson. Henry K. Ellyson, Jr., Miss Bettie Ellyson, and Masters Douglas and Gordon Ellyson, the latter but five years old, had hold of the rope.

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