The Collin was completely covered with wreaths of flowers, and at the grave the ladies standing by threw bouquets in showers over the heads of the people.
Now, anywhere else, and under any other circumstances, God forbid that I should utter one word against this feeling of respect shown to the dead; but when we consider the position in which Norfolk stands toward the Union at this moment, and the utter contempt they have shown toward Unionist and the Administration of the United States, it does seem to me — and it will be odd it the public do not think so, too — that the ends of humanly could have been obtained with much lest ostentation and open in suit to the duty constituted authorities.
Gen. Vicle had ordered that the Secesh flag should not be publicly displayed on the occasion: but the Secesh flag was used, though covertly insinuated among the wreaths of flowers.
"This is the third time within a month, but never before on so large a scale, that a similar exh
he date mentioned none had offered.
As an illustration of the present state of affairs in Norfolk, we will give some account of the funeral of a Confederate soldier — C. H. Dougherty, son of the Hon. L. Dougherty, of Tuscagee, Ala.--which took place on Sunday, 17th of August. On his death bed, at Fortress Monroe, he was visited by Mrs. T.-- a lady of Norfolk, and of her he requested that his body might be interred at Norfolk, by the side of a dear and gallant young companion in arms, A. S. Keiser, who had died some days previous.
From Gen. Dix Mrs. T. --obtained a promise that this request should be complied with, on condition that she "would answer for the expenses." On Saturday, accordingly, the following telegraphic dispatch was received: "Mr. J. G. D.--Dear Sir: C. H. Dougherty is dead.
If his remains are sent to Norfolk, will the expenses be defrayed?
Surgeon Brownson." The answer immediately returned was. "Send the body by the early boat.
I will defray all expenses." Ac