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Among the guests who rode in open carriages were Generals James Longstreet, Dabney H. Maury, Marcus J. Wright, M. C. Butler, R. L. Walker, A. L. Long, Joseph E. Johnston, William B. Taliaferro, R. L. Page, J. A. Early, M. D. Corse, M. L. Bonham, G. W. C. Lee, Lawrence S. Baker, J. D. Imboden, George P. Harrison, Daniel Ruggles, John Echols, George H. Stuart, H. H. Walker, Joseph Wheeler, J. B. Kershaw, P. M. B. Young, W. P. Roberts, A. R. Lawton, Charles W. Field, George J. Hundley, Beverley H. Robertson; Governors Daniel G. Fowle, of North Carolina; F. P. Fleming, Florida; A. B. Fleming, West Virginia; John P. Richardson, South Carolina; United States Senators W. H. Kenna, Samuel Pascoe; [267] Colonel William Lamb. Members of General Robert E. Lee's staff, Colonels Walter. H. Taylor, Charles Marshall, T. M. R. Talcott, Colonel Charles S. Venable. Members of General Lee's family, Misses Mildred and Mary Lee, General W. H. F. Lee, wife and sons, Bolling and R. E. Lee, nephews.

General Fitzhugh Lee, the chief marshal, and his chief of staff, General John R. Cooke, rode into Broad street a few minutes before noon, and as the city bells sounded the first stroke of 12 the command to ‘Forward, march,’ was given, and the column, then quite short, moved down Broad amidst the cheers of the admiring throng on the sidewalks and in the street.

The line was headed by sixteen police officers under charge of Captain Hulce, of the Third district, and a short way further back was a platoon of thirty men on foot, Captain J. B. Angle in command. Major Poe, the chief, was in general charge of the police force.

Stonewall Band, of Staunton, with twenty-nine pieces, William H. Burkman major and F. R. Webb leader, had the post of honor as the first musical organization, and preceded Generals Lee and Cooke and the assistant marshals who were at this point.

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