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Dixie After the War; An Exposition of Social Conditions Existing in the South, During the Twelve Years Succeeding the Fall of Richmond (Paperback) Loot Price: R276 Discovery Miles 2 760
Dixie After the War; An Exposition of Social Conditions Existing in the South, During the Twelve Years Succeeding the Fall of...
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Dixie After the War; An Exposition of Social Conditions Existing in the South, During the Twelve Years Succeeding the Fall of Richmond (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not 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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Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Myrta Lockett Avary
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-20070-5
Barcode: 9781230200705
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-20070-3

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