Southern Historical Society Papers.
Vol. XXIX. Richmond, Va., January-December. 1901.
The ninety-third anniversary of the birth of Pres. Jefferson Davis.
Celebrated by various organizations of Southern women at New Orleans, La., June 3, 1901, with the eloquent oration of Hon. Charles E. Fenner.
[from the New Orleans, La., Picayune, June 4, 1901.]
The ninety-third anniversary of the birthday of Jefferson Davis
, the great leader of the Confederacy
, whose memory is enshrined in thousands of hearts throughout the South
, was celebrated in a fitting manner in New Orleans yesterday.
Some weeks ago the loyal daughters of Louisiana
undertook to make the day the occasion of a demonstration of love and devotion to the memory of Jefferson Davis
, and a beautiful all-day celebration was planned, which for patriotism and loyalty has seldom been equaled in the South
The sun shone in all its brilliancy yesterday, out in the meadows the flowers were blooming, and over in Metairie cemetery, where for two years the remains of the South
's great hero reposed, flowers placed by loving hands marked the spot henceforth sacred to his name alone.
The old veterans assembled at different hours during the day to honor the great chieftain.
At 11 o'clock the celebration began by a memorial meeting in the banquet hall of the St. Charles Hotel
It was held under the auspices of the Jefferson Davis
Monument Association, of which Mrs. A. W. Roberts
At Memorial Hall, at 3 o'clock, the New Orleans Chapter
of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held their celebration.
This was the occasion also of the presentation of a badge of honor to General Joseph Adolph Chalaron
, whose gallant services during the war and unswerving