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illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXIII Memorial Day
And Decoration Day. ConfedErate Societies Peculiar interest
attaches to the inauguration of Memorial Day in Richmond, in 1866,
when Northerners, watching Southerners cover the graves of their
dead with flowers, went afterwards and did likewise, thus borrowing
of us their Decoration Day and with it a custom we gladly share
with them.* In Hollywood and Oakwood slept some 36,000 Southern
soldiers, representing every Confederate State. On April 19,
Oakwood Memorial Association was founded by a little band in the
old Third Presbyterian Church, after prayer by Rev. Dr. Proctor.
The morning of May 1 o a crowd gathered in St. John's Church, t and
after simple exercises led by Dr. Price and Dr. Norwood, the
procession, numbering five hundred people, walking two and two,
their arms loaded with spring's sweetest flowers, walked out to
Oakwood and strewed with these the Confederate graves. May 3, the
Hollywood Memorial Association was formed, and May 31 was its first
Memorial Day. The day before, an extraordinary procession wended
its way to the cemetery. * ' Decoration Day, ' a legal holiday. The
custom of ' Memorial Day, ' as it is otherwise called, originated
with the Southern States and was copied scatteringly in Northern
States. On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, then
Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, issued an
order appointing May 30.--Encyclopedia Americana. t In this church,
Patrick Henry said: Give me liberty or give me death implements of
agriculture, performing a pilgrimage to the shrine of departed
valour. It was symbolic. The South sought to honour her past in
peaceful ways, and to repair by patient industry the ravages of
war, wielding cheerfully weapons of progress to which...
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