The veil drops.
When General Johnston
took the rope from Captain Cole
he walked back about twenty steps and then looked up to the veil.
He hesitated a moment.
The quiver of his hands were perceptible.
Every eye in the great throng was fixed upon the veil.
It parted at the top and General Lee
's head appeared in sight.
The covering hung slightly on the shoulders of the rider.
gave another pull, and the veil, which was in two pieces, fell on either side of the monument.
It was caught by persons placed there for that purpose, and folded up in an instant.