The Marylanders were pleased.
veterans who took part in the unveiling ceremonies were delighted beyond measure with the hospitable reception they received in this city.
The visitors from Virginia
's sister State reached
the city on a special car at 11 in the morning and left at 6 in the afternoon.
They left their coach at Elba
and immediately joined in the procession.
When General Fitz Lee
saw General Steuart
, the commander of the Maryland
veterans, with whom he is well acquainted, he exclaimed in his characteristic way: ‘Well, I declare!
I believe that if all of you Maryland
fellows were to die except one, that fellow would come down here with a brass band to take part in the unveiling of a Confederate monument.’
The visitors, accompanied by their magnificent band, partook of a big banquet in the main hall of the Exposition building
, and while here they were introduced to the daughters and neices of General Hill
band gave the distinguished Southern ladies a beautiful serenade, which was gracefully acknowledged.