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STREET SCENE IN HOI'STON, TEXAS.—THE GREAT RE-UNION, U. C V.
Three Buildings. Rooms for 200 boarders. Forty Officers, Teachers and Lecturers. Session begins
September 21, 1895. Privileges in the Vanderbilt University. Eminent Lecturers every season.
Two first-class Musicians are in charge of th: instrumental and vocal departments. With them are associated other In Music teachers of tine culture and great skil in the production of the best musical compositions. Pupils enjoy advantages in hearing the bighest style of mu:ic.
is in the finest studio of the city, beautifully lighted, and amply supplied with models. Pupil Our Art Department enjoy from time to time advantages for seeing and studying best art works, such as can be found
only in a pr gressive and wide-awake city. For Scientific Studies boratories of Chemistry, of Physics, and of Natural History, giving access to the splendid
our classes have the privilege of attending the lectures of Vanderbilt Professors in the Laresources of the leading institution of the South.
is fully equipped for its work. Every species of apparatus requisite for full development of the bodily Our Gymnasium
organs is here provided for our flourishing classes. Both the Sargent and the Swedish Gymnastics taught. Our Literary Schedule imbracen assihenge of education extending over a period of four year, and a mode of train
is in connection with the College; also training class for teachers and mothers who desire to learn A Kindergarten Fræbel's principles of child-culture?
under the care of Prof. Merrill, of Vanderbilt University, who enjoys a national The Best Elocutionary Training reputation. Teachers desiring instruction are invited to try this course. Practical Education and Book-keeping.
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NASHVILLE, TENN., JUNE, 1895.
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South second to no people on the earth.
This reunion number is sent to personal friends Tbe "civil war" was too long ago to be called the “late” war and when correspondents lise that term the word "great" (war, will be substituted.
of the editor, not subscribers, in the hope that they
will become interested. It would seem that acGreeting to the the thousands who have bought knowledgment, at least, is due from them. He has this number of the VETERAN, many of whom never
ever commended the VETERAN with unflagging dilisaw a copy! The name of it indicates its friend- gence; has distributed many thousands of copies, ship for a cause that is absolutely sacred. There is
and would be glad if these personal friends would not in the history of journalism , perhaps, such evi
consider it. dence of ardent devotion to a publication only two The popularity of the VETERAN has given it and a half years old. And, while this number is strength; it has the confidence of its readers and the largest ever printed, and its advertising pages will maintain it forever. Then, comrades and are extensively increased by the printing of thirty friends of Confederate Veterans, please do not be thousand copies, it will be accepted as excellent. content with this number. If not fully satisfied The editor was on the alert at Houston to meet as with its special merit, call on somebody-anybody, as many as practicable of the multitude who have who has taken it six months, and ask if he or she been diligent for the VETERAN from the first. He will commend it. then went to Galveston with the throng and after- Last year there was a happy group of young ward to Chicago to see and know, as fully as prac- ladies in its illustratians, each of whom represented ticable, the spirit of those who were to participate a southern state at the reunion of United Confedin the dedication of the Confederate monument erate Veterans in Birmingham. The same was exthere. Enroute with a day in St. Louis, he wit- pected this year, but conditions were different. nessed a magnificent gathering of Daughters of the Texas had sponsors and maids of honor for Camps Confederacy, who gave an entertainment for the to so great a number that it seemed impracticable benefit of the Home at Higginsville, Mo.
to get them all together, and a number of the state The ceremonies at Chicago were of much inter- sponsors have not sent in their individual pictures. est and importance, and the account requires consid- That accounts for the omission of some of them. erable space in this number. Then, an engagement Many communications of unusual merit, and as member of the Tennessee Press Association, re- prepared with helpful care, must wait for the exquired another absence at Chattanooga, the place haustive demand of these reunion and dedication of meeting, and on to Cumberland Island, where matters. attention was given to the historic little graveyard, To those who have been so appreciative and so where “Light Horse Harry” Lee is buried-some zealous for the VETERAN, this enlarged number, account of it is to be given in this VETERAN-S0 with some variation from its usual order, the note that this greatest of all numbers will lack the usual is made that the old order in a measure will be deliberate care in its preparation. To these new resumed next month. The thirty or more pages of readers, the VETERAN is most sincerely commended. advertising argue well, and though the excess is Of this important thing all men may rest assured: largely for this issue, it promises such an increase
is absolutely loyal to the principles set forth in of revenue as will give the VETERAN strength far its name. It is “patriotic and progressive,” strictly beyond what it has had, all to be utilized for its so, but it is as faithful to the men who have a right benefit.
There is nothing printed of equal benefit save EVENTS IN BATTLE OF MURFREESBORO. only "the book of books," and its holy mission will be maintained. Let us all continue diligent until Dr. F. G. Hickman, Vandalia, Ill., whose noble the end comes. The advantage of the united broth- service to Confederate prisoners has been reported erhood of Confederates, co-operating through one
in the VETERAN, writes:
Johnson's Division of McCook's Corps, which was channel, is manifest in the fact, already demon
on the extreme right in the battle of Murfreesboro, strated, that comrades are scattered over the face was the first to give way.
I had selected for my of the earth. In nearly all of the hundreds of regimental hospital a house which had been vaCamps throughout Texas, there are representatives cated.
cated. This house was on the Wilkinson or Manfrom the various Southern States. This unity of
son pike. Soon after the commencement of the bat
tle, an ambulance was driven to the hospital, bringaction will help largely that charity work so much
ing Gen. Kirk, of Illinois, badly wounded. He needed among thousands of unfortunate veterans. would not allow us to remove him from the ambuWhile the subscription ($1) is payable in advance, lance, and said to us, “Boys, get out of here no Confederate has ever been cut off from patronage
soon as possible, or you will all be captured." His who asked indulgence. Besides, thousands of copies,
ambulance was driven on at once and escaped. I
gave orders to the ambulance drivers to follow, and in the aggregate, have been sent to comrades
they did so as soon as the horses could be hitched through requests of subscribers. Single numbers (they were already harnessed), but were too late, will be read with interest by many who would not for the Confederate Cavalry soon overtook them. I ask their names placed on the subscription list,
was more fortunate. I did not follow, but went hence subscribers will do such a favor when remit
across the fields. One of the ambulances contained
all of my surgical instruments, my valise and surting by sending the names of such veterans.
geon's sword. The valise contained a brand new In the reports of the Houston reunion it is sought uniform. The sword, too, was entirely new. The to give the best papers, and to report such of the instruments, doubtless, fell into hands of others who proceedings as will be of greatest benefit, but the
knew what to do with them. The uniform was eviarticles will be in independent form.
dently not so much appreciated, especially on account of its color. The surgeon's sword was a
Christmas present from my assistant surgeon, and The veteran library has been enriched by the ambrotype of my brother-in-law, Capt: B. H. Stur
I regretted to lose it. In my valise there was an Confederate Memorial Addresses, etc., of the Ladies'
giss, of the Eighth Illinois, that I had just received. Memorial Association of New Bern, North Carolina.
I regretted the loss of the picture more than all else. In May, 1885, they had completed, after eighteen Col. Sturgiss was promoted from Second Lieuyears, a beautiful monument, having raised $3,700. tenant to the command of his regiment. He anThe front inscription is "C. S. A., 1861-1865. OUR
swered to his last roll call five years since. His DEAD." The little volume is largely devoted to a
memory is revered by every soldier who ever heard
him give the command,"Come ou boys!" If I sketch of the life and military career of Gen.
could recover that picture I would be under great James Johnston Pettigrew.
obligations. I have often thought of advertising
for it, but there has never been so good a way of Captain Will Miller, of Aacadia, La., writes of doing so as now in the Veteran.
L. G. Williams, in the August C. V., speaking of a his pleasure in Captain Ridley's Journal, as published in the VETERAN, for he was there too. His
hand to hand conflict between Capt. McBride and part of the $54,000 given to the soldiers was
Maj. Bosegarten, says, “It having been rumored
that the gallant Major died, I have often wondered $1.1272 cents, and he adds: “My bedfellow and I threw heads and tails for the odd 2/2 cents. I won
if it was true.” I can answer. The Major sur
vived this combat, but met his death shortly afterit, and next day gave my five cent piece for $60.00
wards. He and Maj. Ward, both of the Fifteenth in Confederate money—the worst trade I ever made. The Mexican dollar and United States ten cent
Pennsylvania Cavalry, were mortally wounded in a piece I have yet, which my daughter prizes very
skirmish on Monday evening, and carried to the
house of Dr. Manson, where they both died the highly, she and her brother cut their teeth on them.”
same night, attended by my assistant surgeon. Particulars of the death of a Mr. Thurman, a
Letters from veterans are an important feature. young Confederate soldier from Mississippi, who died in Virginia in 1862, and who was a pupil at
Many for this number are held over. William and Mary's College, in Virginia, when the Frank Anderson, Nashville, Tenn., who was one war began, can be obtained by writing to Edward of Gen. John B. Hood's escort, writes for informaW. Roberts, Bremond, Robertson Co., Texas. tion concerning one Capt. Saunders, from Ken
H. McInnis, of Lakeland, Fla., in renewing his tucky, who commanded the escort of some Major subscription says: “CONFEDERATE VETERAN will General in Hood's army. Mr. Anderson adds: “He be the countersign with your humble servant for did me a great personal favor the morning after this year or until next guard mount.”
the Franklin fight.”
“God bless every section of our common country —the rulers of the whole land, and of each one of the states, and our whole people. Send us, we ben! seech thee, fruitful seasons, abundant harvests, and returning prosperity, and grant that real peace and plenty may smile upon the land once more. Meet with us, we beseech thee, in this convention; guide, direct and bless us, and send out influence that shall bless the land.
“We invoke thy special blessing upon our maimed and needy comrades; that friends may be raised up to supply their wants, and that Heaven's richest favor may rest upon them.
“Here us, O God! Answer and bless us; pardon, sanctify and save us, we humbly ask in the name and for the sake of Christ, our dear Redeemer, Amen!"
And more than half of the vast crowd heartily echoed the “Amen!"
REPORT OF HISTORICAL COMMITTEE.
The United Confederate Veterans showed interest in the most important of all business by hearing
on the first day the report of the Historical ComThe great Houston Re-union of United Confed
mittee. Its members are Gen. S. D. Lee, of Missiserate Veterans is a memory to many thousands.
sippi, Chairman; L. W. Nicholson, Louisiana; J. On opening day, all the railway stations were
N. Stubbs, Virginia; W. R. Garrett, Tennessee; crowded with people who had arrived and could not
and H. L. Bently, Texas: get to the hotels because of the pouring rain. Good electric cars were wholly inadequate for the over
Your committee known as the “Historical Com
mittee and on Southern School History," appointed whelming crowd. Hotels were crowded by the mul
August 13, 1892, made report at the reunion of the titude, and ret the auditorium was filled and the Veterans at Birmingham, Ala., April 25 and 26, convention was formally opened.
1894, which report was unanimously adopted and Gen. Gordon, the commander, was at his place,
the committee continued with enlarged powers to and many distinguished Confederates were on the
fill vacancies, and to recommend histories and en
courage their adoption. platform. Hon. John H. Reagan, the sole representative of the Confederate Cabinet, was greeted
Subsequent to this action of the Convention, what
was known as “the new constitution" was adopted, joyously by the throng. Enthusiastic cheers greeted which virtually did away with the committee and Miss Winnie Davis upon her appearance with a its work, and inaugurated a new system of action number of other ladies, and she was introduced in in gathering authentic "data" for preparing his happy, inimitable manner by Gen. Gordon, as
an impartial history of the war between the
states. Almost immediately after the adjourn“Our Daughter." Dr. J. Wm. Jones, the chaplain
ment of the veterans in April, the general comgeneral, in his invocation, said:
manding suspended the new constitution and ordered "Oh, God! Our God, our help in years gone by, delay of procedure until such time as he could exour hope for years to come-God of Abraham, Isaac amine it and decide definitely as to its adoption or and Jacob, God of Israel, God of the centuries, God
official promulgation. This action was not taken óf our fathers, God of Jefferson Davis, Robert Ed- until January, when said constitution was set aside ward Lee, and Stonewall Jackson, Lord of hosts
and what was known as the “old constitution" conand King of kings—we bring thee glad and grate
tinued in force. ful hearts as we gather to-day in our reunion.
The official proceedings of the convention have “We thank thee that, in the world's history, when not yet been published, and the official report of the men have been needed, thou hast raised them up. Historical Committee made at Birmingham has been
“We thank thee especially that, in the brave old officially printed and promulgated only within the last days of '61-65, thou didst give to our southland month. Hence, there has of necessity been a delay men-great men-as our leaders, and patriotic of action of almost a year on the part of your comheroes of the rank and file, who, often, with bare mittee, as they were not authorized to proceed unand bleeding feet, followed their great leaders to an til the matter of the constitution was officially disimmortality of fame.
posed of. Their report has now been printed and “We thank thee that, while so many fell in bat- promulgated, a copy having been sent to each camp tle, and so many have been falling out of ranks as of our organization, and otherwise made public. the years have gone by, yet so many are still So really all that can be properly done now is to spared, and so many are permitted to gather in this review and put into operation all the suggestions annual reunion.
made in the first report, with such new recommen