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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 gold—and left with regrets, in love with Richmond, her people, and especially with Mr.Forbes and Mrs. W. S. Forbes.

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