The McGill Catholic Union, the boys from the Male Orphan Asylum
, carrying a large banner; the Washington and Lee University boys, numbering 125, with the University
At Thirteenth street the boys were presented with a handsome Confederate flag by Mr. L. Harvey
, of Richmond
, whose deceased son, Charles H. Harvey
, was a student of Washington and Lee University last year.
This and the handsome new banner procured of Hortsman Brothers, of Philadelphia
, at a cost of $75, were carried throughout the procession by J. J. Vindyard
and Eugene Sproul
The latter was 36x50 inches, made of white silk with cords and tassels, white
(University colors) intermixed; trimmings, gold fringe and silver lace; lettering of gold, ‘Washington
’—near the top; ‘1796,’ date when name of Washington
was given to the college in upper left corner: ‘870,’ date General Lee
's name was added in upper right corner; in centre below date of foundation, ‘1749.’
On the other side on a blue field were the coat-of-arms of both Washington
. This banner was unique, and with the large delegation representing the only educational institution with which the name of the great Lee
was ever connected attracted many ovations along the line of march.
The Richmond College boys, the students from William and Mary College to the number of 130, accompanied by President Tyler
and other members of the Faculty, and carrying the flag borne by the Whigs
in the procession of 1840, and the two college banners brought up the next section.
Next came the Farmers' Alliance (mounted). About three hundred members with buttonaires of rye tied with ribbon-bow were the Richmond
men mounted, and then the military fell into line and proceeded out to the grounds.