A Guard of Veterans.
The statue will be guarded until it is placed upon the pedestal by a detachment of veterans from the Soldiers' Home.
Two or three old soldiers will be kept at the monument day and night.
To say who were in the line would be a task that will never be accomplished.
On all parts of the rope could be seen men who carry on the business of the city—men who are in counting-rooms; men who are members of the Tobacco and Grain Exchanges; men who toil in the foundry of the city; men who, with nail and hammer, build the residences of the citizens, all were present, and though lookers on until the ropes came in sight, they caught the infection, and, with enthusiastic ‘yell,’ took hold of the hemp.