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Zzzgovernor, staff and Escort.

The cadet-band and corps from the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, at Blacksburg, were just behind General Lee's staff. This is another fine body of young soldier-students, and even outnumbered the corps from the Virginia Military Institute. Colonel J. A. Harman commanded the Blacksburg lads, and they were certainly an imposing body of cadets. They drilled with precision, and manifested skill in both the manual and the field movements. The four companies from this school were officered as follows:

Battery E—Captain A. H. Apperson and Lieutenants Ellett and Stewart.

Company A—Captain L. W. Gerald and Lieutenants Roop and Wheeler.

Company C—Captain S. N. Lovenstein and Lieutenants Eskridge and Carper.

Company B—Captain C. J. Richardson and Lieutenants Gormley and Strouss.

The cadets were the special escort to Governor O'Ferrall, who, with his staff, came just in their rear. His Excellency is a typical cavalryman, and was well mounted. He and his staff attracted general attention throughout the parade.

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