The Band of the Hornets.
At the reception given by Mr. W. S. Forbes
to the Hornet's-Nest
Riflemen, of Charlotte, N. C.
, they were accompanied by the famous ‘Hickory Military Band’ (twenty-six pieces). Mr. Forbes
had as his guest Major John G. Young
, of Winston, N. C.
(formerly of Charlotte, N. C.
), who reorganized the Hornets after the war.
Just before leaving Mr. Forbes
' residence, the Hornets presented Mrs. Forbes
with a very large hornet's nest which was carried in the procession on the 29th by Sergeant Blockwelder
, a veteran of the Mexican
and late war, and who has been a member of the Hornets for the past forty years as color-bearer.
The Hornets wore their dress uniform—olive—green
—and left with regrets, in love with Richmond
, her people, and especially with Mr.Forbes
and Mrs. W. S. Forbes