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 Captain Screws escorted Miss Lena Hausman to the statue, emblematic of the artillery branch of the service. Miss Hausman, releasing the canvas drapery that enfolded the statue, recited the inscription that is underneath, and which was written by Mrs. I. M. P. Ockenden: When this historic shaft shall crumbling lie,
In ages hence in woman's heart shall be
A folded flag, a thrilling page unrolled,
A deathless song of Southern chivalry.
“Tenting on the old Camp ground” was creditably rendered by Powell's quartette, and then came the introduction of Hon. Hilary A. Herbert, ex-Secretary of the United States Navy, who had been selected to deliver an oration preliminary to the unveiling of the statue emblematic of the Confederacy.
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