The laying of the corner-stone of the monument to President Jefferson Davis,
The Confederate Re-union held at Richmond
June 29—July 2, 1896, was a gathering never to be forgotten by the interested participants.
The results of the conferences of prominent ex-Confederate officers and soldiers were in the highest degree important in the interest actively enlisted in the weal and comfort of the aged and needy veteran, and toward the truthful presentation of the history of the struggle of the South
The most impressive day of the period was, it may be realized, that on which the corner-stone of the monument in Monroe Park
to the memory of the President
of the Southern Confederacy was laid.
It was propitious, the air was balmy and the skies clear.
The city, with its bright decorations, was literally crowded with old Confederates and the curious visitor from various sections.
Not only were all the States of the South and West represented, but also quite all of those of the North and East.