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 by Captain J. P. Wilson. His lieutenants were Messrs. A. B. Peed and R. R. Wilson. The Norfolk band, which comprised about twenty-five pieces, furnished splendid music throughout the parade. It preceded the artillery. Major Simons and his happy cannoneers attracted much admiration, and were the cause of much cheering as they moved through the crowded streets. There were four batteries in line, although the Richmond Howitzers were the only organization mounted upon caissons. Major Simons had as his staff Captain E. M. Crutchfield, Captain James E. Phillips, Captain William I. Harvey, Jr., Lieutenants T. M. Wortham and R. L. Van de Venter, and Sergeants Hugh Denoon, E. S. Kellam, Leroy D. Grant, and Harry Cole. The batteries in line were: Battery D, Norfolk, Captain M. C. Keeling, forty-one men. Battery D, of Lynchburg, Lieutenant John A. Davis commanding, twenty-five men. Battery C, of Portsmouth, Captain C. R. Warren, forty-five men. Battery A, Richmond Howitzers, Captain John A. Hutcheson, sixty-five men. Rev. Dr. Landrum, chaplain of the Richmond Howitzers, rode at their head. Following the artillery were the cavalry, under Lieutenant-Colonel Charles J. Euker, who had as his staff Major W. D. Turner, Captain J. Y. Downman, Captain E. D. Hotchkiss, Captain Stewart McGuire, Captain H. C. Hubbell. Major Branch commanded the squadron, which was formed as follows: Troop A, Stuart Horse Guard, Captain E. J. Euker, forty men in line. Troop F, Chesterfield, Captain I. C. Winston, twenty-eight men in line. Troop H, Henrico, Lieutenant George D. Carter in command, twenty eight men in line. Troop K, Albemarle, Captain Nelson, twenty men in line. Just at this place in the column were the carriages containing the orator, poet, minister, &c., to take part in the ceremonies, the officers of the Association, distinguished guests, city officials, and members of the City Council.
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