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Marylanders' Reception—North and South Carolina Delegations.
Early yesterday morning the throng of watchers who had gathered on the pier at West Point
saw far down the stream the sable and gold of Maryland
's State flag glittering proudly in the sunshine.
The old banner waived from the masthead of the Baltimore
, on board of which were over 200 enthusiastic ex-Confederates.
They comprised the membership of the Society of the Army and Navy of the Confederate States
, in command of the president, General Bradley T. Johnson
When the boat arrived at the pier the visitors marched ashore, headed by the band, and took the train for Richmond
Here they were met by a committee of the Marylanders resident in Virginia
and escorted to the headquarters, at 1214 Main street, by the Richmond Grays
and his staff were mounted, and before resting the visitors passed in review before Governor O'Ferrall
and his staff, who reviewed them from the porch of the Executive Mansion
carried the State
flag and the tattered banners of the old regiments.
Four young men from the ranks of the Fifth Maryland Regiment acted as color-bearers.
The trip by boat was a most delightful one.
During the evening on board the company was entertained by the band, and with songs by Professor Thomas F. McNulty
, better known as the ‘Sweet Singer of Baltimore Democracy.’
The party included a number of men of prominence in the Monumental City