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[272] of Bethlehem. In attendance upon the ceremonies were several relatives of the lamented Cleburne, in whose memory the shaft has been erected. It is a shaft of white marble, twenty-five feet in height, with the following inscription on the western side:
Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, Major-General of C. S. A.,
Born in County of Cork, Ireland, March 17, 1828. Killed at the Battle of Franklin, Tenn.,
November, 1864.

On the north side the word ‘Chickamauga’ and the Confederate seal, and the following words from the poem of Mrs. Virginia Frazer Boyle:

A rift of light
     Revealed the horse and rider, then the scene was dim;
But on the inner works the death hail
     Rang in dying Cleburne's ears a battle hymn.

On the east side was the the sunburst and the legend, ‘Franklin.’ On the side facing the south was the harp of Erin entwined with the shamrock, below which was the stanza:

‘Memory ne'er will cease to cherish deeds of glory thou hast won.’

After appropriately decorating the graves, Confederate and others, the spectators departed for the outgoing trains and boats, which bore away the various crowds who joined in commemorating and honoring the noble Confederates of rank and file.

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