From the Richmond Dispatch, 6/5/1861, p. 2
Interesting Incident. - Yesterday afternoon the
Vicksburg Southrons, in their visit to Capitol Square, marched around the
Washington Monument, each man with uncovered head, and saluted the statue of the
great chief and his compeers with becoming reverence. The large number of
spectators seemed to sympathize with the motive and the act, for every one was
silent, as if invoking the spirit of the mighty dead to look upon and encourage
those who now strive to emulate his deeds. It was really an interesting scene,
which Scott (who was present at the inauguration of the statue) might have been
proud to have participated in.
The company was accompanied on the occasion by Capt. Wm. Y.
Sheppard, and by C. B. Luck, Esq., of the Columbian, where the corps was
last updated on