Suffer from sunstroke.
While on the line of march two infantrymen fell while suffering from sunstroke.
The ambulance was summoned, and they were treated and taken away.
Owing to the great amount of dust and the hot and oppressive weather it was marvellous that no other sunstroke occurred.
It was remarked by many that Dr. Eddie Baker
, lieutenant-surgeon of the Richmond Blues, and commanding officer of the second company, was one of the handsomest soldiers in the parade.
and Mayor Ellyson
, who occupied one of the two carriages which led the procession, were loudly cheered on all sides, and General Fitz Lee
was given an almost constant ovation.
Quite a bevy of girls cheered the soldiers on their way out to the unveiling from the switch-back in the Exposition grounds
The Richmond Light infantry Blues entertained the Washington
and Newport News military companies, and as this organization always does, it showed the visitors great hospitality.
A wagon filled with ‘solids and liquids’ followed the procession out to the monument, and was there, in the middle of the day, placed at the disposal of the Blues' guests.