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[380] line of march, conjured up such a world of tender reminiscences and deep emotions as no amount of artifice could conceal in the countenances of the older members, both of the soldiery and citizens.

For the rest, the music was chiefly martial in character, consisting of quick steps, well-known marches, and patrols, rendered without exception in excellent style.

Prominent among the many organizations that contributed in such a marked degree to the pleasure of the occasion was the band organized in memory of Stonewall Jackson, from whom it takes its name, and composed of prominent business and professional men in the city of Staunton. The instruments used by this superb aggregation are of the most costly material and workmanship, and their playing has acquired an artistic finish and precision that is highly gratifying, and, indeed, rarely found in any but metropolitan institutions. After the unveiling the band paid a high compliment to the Dispatch by a serenade late in the afternoon. Several hundred persons collected, and the band's rendering of ‘The Bonnie Blue Flag,’ a Russian mazurka, Turkish patrol, and ‘Dixie’ were loudly cheered.

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