Thursday, February 26, 2015

Arlington Confederate Dead Reburied in North Carolina-- Part 2

The caskets of the North Carolina Confederate dead were escorted through the streets of Alexandria, Virginia, by an honor guard and placed on the steamer George Leary.  Free transportation was provided.by the Potomac Steamboat Company.

When the caskets arrived at Norfolk, Virginia, they were met by the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues, the Norfolk City Guard and old Confederate soldiers.  The procession passed by thousands.  Bells tolled and all flags were at half-mast.

When they arrived at Portsmouth, they were met by the Old Dominion Guards, Confederate veterans and the Ladies memorial Association.  Minute guns were fired by the Chambers Battery.

With Full Honors On Their Final Trip.  --Old Secesh

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