Other Home veteran organizations.
The veterans of Louisa Camp, under the lead of Commander William Overton
, came next, and preceded the members of the old First Virginia regiment, who numbered about fifty men. The latter, who were under the command of Colonel F. H. Langley
, wore straw hats with black bands, which contained the name of their organization.
The Fort Monroe
band came next in the procession, and preceded Pickett-Buchanan Camp, No. 3, of Norfolk
, which was headed by Commander Walter F. Irvine
The veterans of this organization numbered about seventy-five, and were beautifully uniformed in the regulation suit of gray.
Stonewall Camp, No. 4, of Portsmouth
, paraded about twenty-five men, who were headed by Commander R. C. Marshall
. R. E. Lee
Camp, No. 2, of Alexandria
about twenty-five men, with William A. Smoot
Captain W. Gordon McCabe
commanded the veterans of A. P. Hill
Camp, No. 6, of Petersburg
, which was one of the largest organizations among the division of old soldiers.
The drumcorps of this organization preceded the warriors from the Cockade City
, who numbered about one hundred.
Maury Camp, No. 2, of Fredericksburg
, numbered about forty men, and was commanded by W. B. Goodrick
The veterans of George E. Pickett
Camp, No. 2, presented a splendid appearance.
They numbered about sixty men, and were headed by Commander Catlett Conway
A number of other Confederate camps and veteran organizations were in line, and among these were the members of the old Thirteenth Virginia Infantry and the Richmond
Light Infantry Blues' Association.