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Touching honors to a Richmond soldier.
[extract from a letter from a lady, dated Alexandria, July 15]

‘"Soon after you left, one of our men was killed while on picket guard. The Federals lost several at the same time, and had all buried here. Some of our citizens finding it out, went in search of the body of poor Hanes (I think is his name,) of the Letcher Guard. Mr. L B. Taylor and Mr. Dangerfield found the body, took it up, had it decently prepared for the grave, put him in an $80 metallic coffin, and had him put in the Episcopal burial ground. It had to be done very privately; but some ladies found it out, and sent a bouquet to be placed on the coffin. An officer standing by said with a sneer, it was too much respect shown to a common murderer. Mr. Taylor said that was no time or place to discuss the question. Four ladies followed his body to the grave, besides the gentlemen. It was raining at the time, but if I had known it, I would have liked to have been another. On his person two letters were found; one from his sister, telling him to be careful on picket guard, also that she would send him her piano cover. The other was, I think, his answer to the first."’

[It can but be as gratifying to the friends of young Hanes in this city, as it is creditable to the brave Alexandrians, to place on record the above account of the funeral honors shown the fallen hero. What soldier in our army who does not burn with ardor to release from their present terrible bondage a people who thus exhibit such patriotic sentiment, and such courage in the very face of their odious tyrants? The ladies, too, despite the brutal sneers of ruffian invaders, their gifts and their presence crowned the occasion! Let every citizen of the Southern Confederacy have a warm place his heart for downtrodden but glorious Alexandria! We feel a thousand times proud of her!]--Enquirer.

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