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Mrs. Green, whose effective agency in having the Battle Abbey placed in Virginia is justly established, in a communication published in the News-Leader of January 22d, 1908, urged that ‘the proper site for the Southern Mecca should be adjacent to the Confederate Museum, the home of the president of the Confederacy.’ However, after prolonged debate and voting down several substitutes, R. E. Lee Camp, Confederate Veterans, held the same night, adopted by a vote of 27 to 15, the resolution of Adjutant J. Taylor Stratton, recommending that the Confederate Memorial building or ‘Battle Abbey,’ be located at the intersection of Monument Avenue and the Boulevard, or at some point along the Boulevard in that general locality. A suggestion of Attorney General William A. Anderson, that the next legislature be petitioned for a part of the grounds of Lee Camp Soldiers' Home, as a Confederate Memorial Park, with the Abbey in the centre, brought down prolonged applause.
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