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November 29th, 1878 AD (search for this): chapter 61
securing as architect of the mausoleum Mr. J. Crawford Neilson, of Baltimore, who not only presented a very beautiful design, but also superintended the building, and refused to receive any compensation whatever for his services-doing it all as a labor of love, and as his tribute to the memory of Lee. The Dispatch thus described the laying of the corner-stone of the Mausoleum and its final completion: The ceremony of laying the corner-stone of the building took place on the 29th of November, 1878, the committee having been especially careful to avoid urgency in the collection of funds for its completion, as they held it should be regarded a privilege to contribute to such an object. The exercises took place in the University chapel. Hon. J. R. Tucker, Rev. Dr. Weddell, General R. D. Lilly, General Joseph E. Johnston, General W. N. Pendleton, ex- Governor Letcher, General F. H. Smith, Rev. Dr. Mullally, General J. T. L. Preston, Rev. Dr. Thompson, Rev. I. W. Canter, and other
home, and turning his back on such offers as would have broken down the resistant patriotism of many a less ardent nature, he came back to Virginia at the close of 1865. When he landed in New York he was offered such advantages as were most tempting to an ambitious young artist; but he rather chose to cast in his lot with his ownitten in 1798, making bequest of $50,000 to Liberty Hall Academy. Action of the Board of Trustees calling General Lee to the presidency of Washington College in 1865. General Lee's letter of acceptance. Personal Recollections of General Lee, by General Pendleton, delivered by him on the second anniversary of his death. nd old battery, whose prowess had illustrated well nigh every battle-field of the Army of Northern Virginia from Falling Waters in 1861 to Appomattox Courthouse in 1865. Among those present on this occasion were noted: Colonel McLaughlin, Colonel W. T. Poague, Sergeants S. C. Smith, D. E. Moore, J. E. McCauley, Corporals Willi
April 19th, 1875 AD (search for this): chapter 61
to pay respect to the name of Lee. The reception of the figure in Lexington was thus described by a correspondent of the Richmond Dispatch: Lexington, Va., April 19, 1875. Valentine's statue of Lee reached the landing on North river in safety at 11 A. M. Saturday, 17th, under an escort of ten students from Richmond College, e has so successfully reproduced. L. M. A. As completing the matter of the removal of the figure to Lexington, we append the following: Lexington, Va., April 19, 1875. At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Lee Memorial Association, on the 19th April, 1875, the following minute was adopted: The Lee Memorial19th April, 1875, the following minute was adopted: The Lee Memorial Association takes pleasure in tendering its thanks to the escort of honor, students of Richmond College, who have accompanied the statue of General Lee and delivered it to the committee of the Association. The very severe weather during the transportation made their labor of love and honor one of hardship also, and the propriet
g. Arriving at the cemetery gate, the procession entered to the roll of muffled drums, and after marching around the grave of Stonewall Jackson, General Steuart, Lieutenant W. P. Zollinger, Lieutenant-Colonel Clemment Sullivan, Captain John W. Torsch, Captain Frank Marcoe, of General Gordon's staff, and Captain A. J. Smith, deposited at the head of the grave a handsome bronze Memorial Tablet to Jackson. The tablet is about five feet high. At the head is the word Stonewall; on one side June 28th, on the other 1883. Just underneath the word Stonewall is the coat-of-arms of Maryland, and below that the following legend: Fatti machii parole femine—From the survivors of his men in Maryland. Jackson's grave was beautifully decorated with flowers, as was also the iron rail around it. At the four corners of the railing were shields, attached to cross-swords and surrounded by wreaths of evergreens. Each shield bore a motto, as follows: 1. That could not yield, Was the legend of his
June 22nd, 1882 AD (search for this): chapter 61
organized under its charter February 7, 1871. The Executive Committee (to the Lexington members, of which is due the credit for the earnest work and wise management which have resulted so satisfactorily) was composed of the following members: General W. N. Pendleton, chairman, Colonel F. W. M. Holliday, Colonel C. S. Venable, Colonel J. W. Massie (deceased—in his place Colonel Bolivar Christian, May 31, 1873), Colonel Charles A. Davidson (deceased—in his place A. T. Barclay, Esq., June 22, 1882), Judge William McLaughlin, Major J. B. Dorman, Colonel William Allan, Colonel William Preston Johnston, Captain J. C. Boude, Professor J. J. White, Captain A. Graham, General William Terry, Hon. W. A. Anderson, Captain Walter Bowie, General John Echols, Colonel T. S. Flournoy, Rev. J. William Jones, D. D., Colonel J. K. Edmundson. When the great Lee Memorial meeting was held in Richmond, November the 3rd, 1870, the Lexington Association sent a committee with a proposition to the eff
as followed by an oration by Senator Withers. Professor White announced that the ceremonies of laying the corner-stone would be conducted by General Joseph E. Johnston and Hon. John Randolph Tucker, and the audience repairing to the northeast corner of the building, General Johnston, after paying a short but feeling tribute to the memory of Lee, proceeded to deposit in the leaden box inserted in the stone the following articles: Copy of autograph letter of General Washington, written in 1798, making bequest of $50,000 to Liberty Hall Academy. Action of the Board of Trustees calling General Lee to the presidency of Washington College in 1865. General Lee's letter of acceptance. Personal Recollections of General Lee, by General Pendleton, delivered by him on the second anniversary of his death. Reminiscence, anecdotes and letters of General R. E. Lee, by J. William Jones, D. D. Roll of Liberty-Hall Volunteers. Photographs of General R. E. Lee, General Custis Lee,
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