Impressive ceremony at Dalton.
--A most interesting and impressive ceremony took place at the Episcopal Church in Dalton, Ga.
, on Wednesday last, in the confirmation, by Bishop Elliott
, of four Generals
of the Army of Tennessee, viz: Lieut. Gen. Hardee
, and Gens. Govan
, and Strahl
The last named General was first received into the church by baptism, and then the rite of confirmation was administered to him with the others.
The Atlanta Confederacy,
referring to the impressive ceremony, says:
An immense concourse, civil and military, witnessed the imposing spectacle, including the Commander in-Chief
and nearly every general officer in the army.
The Rev. Dr. Quintard
and others of the Episcopal
The ceremony of "the laying on of hands" was performed by the eminent Bishop
of this Dioceses the Rt. Rev. Bishop Stephen D. Elliott