At night there was a brilliant display of fireworks, set off on the vacant space north of the Lee
It attracted a large crowd.
The fireworks were unusually excellent.
They embraced a number of fine set pieces, one of which was a picture of Washington
Beneath this piece in fiery letters was the legend ‘The First Rebel.’
This bon mot
elicited much applause.
The picture of the night was a very correct representation of the Lee
When this piece was set off the applause of the crowd was tremendous.
There were a number of emblematical pieces and many humorous subjects.
The display of bombs and rockets was very brilliant, and illuminated
the entire area, and the entire affair was worthy of the occasion and a fitting close to the ceremonies of the day.
The fireworks lasted about two hours and a half, and were excellently managed, the waits between each explosion being comparatively short.