Other Articles Clipping from Baltimore Sun, Sat, Nov 20, 1886.

Clipped from US, Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore Sun, November 20, 1886

ll-sedTl.erleDEDICATING THE MONUMENT.!d-ore-i ister-Urc« Excursion to Oottyibarv—MajoiThomas’s Graphic Address.I Re ported for tbe Baltimore Bun.lTwenty-three year* afterOhe dedication atthe National Cemetery at Gettysburg by Pree*Ideot Lincoln, the first monument marktmthe oosltion of a Confederate command onthe battlefield of Gettysburg was dedicatedyesterday, a beautiful day for any oeremonyIt was erected by the surrlTinjr members of the Second Maryland Regiment and theii friends, and the dedicatory oeremonie* wereiwitne'sed by two thousan the meVnbers of tbe 8econnole. IncludingRegiment, the17ipatitnrt-iee1-od18nti151PlMaryland Line, the Society of the Army and Navy of the Confederate States, the MurrayAssociation, the Ladies' Confederate Memorial Association. Company C First Maryland Cavalry, the Firth Maryland Regiment acting as escort, and survivor* of the Firat Maryland Infantry, Firat Maryland Ar-ti lery, Chesapeake Artillery, and a large number of ex-Confederate soldiers from other States, gentlemen and ladles of Baltimore, Frederick and Gettysbuig. The Western Maryland Railroad ran a special excursion train at 8.30 A.M.to Gettysburg In two sections, the first section being in charge of Conductor Wra. John-on and the second in charge of Capt. W. T. Gookslev, who had been in the Conlederate service. The first section.consisting of ten cars,was occupied bv the Fifth Regiment, Col. Stewart Brown commanding.with bant] and drum corps, 280 men, and in the 14 cars of the second section were the various associations and their friends. At Emory Grove the ia*t section was divided and was run to Gettysburg and b ck as two trains. Tne trip to the battlefield and return whs made with comfort and pleasure for all. On the train Capt. Daniel A. Fenton collected over #40 for the injured firemen. Arrived at Gettysburg the veterans found the Fifth Regiment in line on Carlisle street. When they had formed their columns they passed the regiment, which stood at present arras, and then saluted vmd cheered the c tnraand as it passed them to take the right of line.THE PROCESSION.The march to the battlefield was then taken up. In the following order: Tho Fifth Regiment, couriers Messrs. Emmett Brown, J. B. Brown, sons of Capt. J. B. Brown, of the Third N. C. Infantry, M. H. Herbert, son of Gen. Herbert, and J. Duncan McKira, son of Rev. Dr. Randolph H. McKim; Gen. George H. Steuart and staff officers; Lieut. Randolph H. McKim, chief of staff; Lieut. McHenry Howard, Col. W. 8. Symington, Col. H. Kyd Douglas, Capt. Frederick JM. Colston, Cant. Frank Markoe, Capt. John Donnell Smith, Private George C. Jenkins, Lieut. Fielder C. Siingiuff, Private Gresham Hough, Capt. J. S. Maury, Midshipman John T. Mason, Capt. C. M. Morris, Midshipman J.Thomas Hcharf, Private Spencer C. Jones, Corporal Robert M. Blundon, Sergeant William H. Pope, Private George T. Hoilyday, Captain John B. Brown; the Second Maryland Regiment; First Maryland Cavalry; a carriage containing Captain George Thomas, tho orator of the day; Mr. Ridgely Howard and friends; the Maryland Line, Society of the Army and Navy, andother organizations. Nearly one thousandpersons were in line. The veterans marched to the music of Latch ford's Drum Corps, composed of sons of Federal veterans, the drurn-major, Aquiila Jackson, having been a Federal soldier.TBE FTiAGS BORN*In the Maryland Line were carried by Messrs. John W. Chapman and T. W. Carey—the two battie-flsgs of the Second Regiment, one presented by the ladies of Baltimore, and tho other by the ladies of Frederick. The Frederick flag, borne at the head of the lint*, is of blue silk, with the State arms on one side, and on theot er the inscription,“Presented to the Frederick Volunteers by the friends of Southern rights. Thi- company was raided by Capt. Bradley T. Johnson, andwas the first body of troops that joined the Confederate artnv in Virginia. The Baltimore flag, Known as the buckiail fl«g, also of blue silk, with the State seal and the inscription, First Regiment, Maryland Line upon it, was brought from Baltimore bv Miss Hetty Cary just before the battle of Manassas, and tho two colors on one staff were carried through the battle. The flags were also in the ba ties of Front Royal, Winchester, Bolltvar Heights, Harrisonburg, Cross Keys, Port Repub ic. Cold Harbor, Chickahoomiie, Malvern Hill and the seven days around Richmond. At the battle of Harrisonburg, where Ashby was killed, five men were shot under the colors.The route of the procession was out Carlisle Mreet to Baltimore street, across Cemetery Hill, then by a road to the left to Culp's Hid, where stands the monument, one of the most handsome ones on the field. It was described in The Sun of yesterday. The Fifth Rlt; giment passed at carry arms the National Cemetery, where the flag was nt half-mast in respect to tbe memory of ex-President Arthur.THE SCENE AROUND THE MONUMENT.As the procession marched over the baUle-fl» 1 i one could obtain some little idea of the desperate fighting which occurred there when he viewed th^ sto os and monuments inclose proximity marking the positions of the opposing bodies, and the ruggad nature of the country, broken by woods and huge riba of rock projecting several feet above ground. The monument has one of these ribs fora base. At the monument, upon which was placed a floral anchor by a lady wh sc * n a member of the Second Maryland, the scene was striking. The Fifth Regiment sbxxi at parade rest; the veterans gatnered about the monument or strolled about the field, pointing out the sp*lt;ts where they were wounded, where the gallant Murray and other members of their command werekilled, or narrating the incidents of the threedays* fight. Luncheon parties were scattered about among the trees, siving an animated appearance to the bare N vetnher landscape. The battle of Gettysburg was one of tbe two fights in which Maryland troops were pitted against each other. Among those present yesterday were Messrs. Joseph H. While and W. T. Etden, of Talbot county, who were members of Pennsylvania regiments opposed to the Confederate forces in that t*attie.THE MONUMENT DEDICATED.Gen. Steuart and staff were greeted by Messrs. John M. Krauth, John S. Schick, Dr. Charles Horner, W. D. Holtz worth and Col. C. H. Buehier, of the Gettysburg MemorialAssociation, and with Gen. Steuart presiding the ceremonies were begun by Rev. Dr. Randolph H.McKim,late of Holv Trinity Church, New York, and now of Trinity Church, New Orleans, and the sole surviving member of the personal staff of Gen. Steuart at the battle of Gettysburg. He prayed that the liberty for which the South had fought and the Union for which the North had contended might never be broken asunder. Capt. Geo. Thomas then delivered the dedicatory address, which occupied three-quarters of an hour, and was heard attentively. At its conclusion Mr. John M. Krttuih accepted the monument, and said that the association would deem it a privilegeand a duty to guard the monument to the gallantry and courage of the men of whom it was a memorial. The audience was then dismissed with the benediction. During the services the Fifth Regiment Band, under Adam Itzel, played two dirges and it was noticeable that during trie whole day no national or Southern airs were played. Every body returrle 1 to Gettvgburgat the conclusion of the exercises, took dinner, and, until train time, enjoyed the pranks of some of the members or the Fifth Regiment, who, headed by Latch ford's Drum Corps, marched about the town in high glee, and heard a brief speech made bv General Steuart from the platform of one of the cars.Gen. Bradley T. Johnson was detained in Baltimore by court business, but met the excursionists on their return at Emory Grove. Upon the return of the excursion to the city at 8.20 P. M. the Fifth Regiment escorted thennrai.i-; .ti, lu tn t h 4* i r hall r*n Millh^rrv QnHIlt;11t1\1fItIi8atvon¥acoCbXiavtlsinoMtitlVPtiriutlacl