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Southern Historical Society Papers.

Vol. XXIII. Richmond, Va., January-December. 1895.

" Contributions of the South to the Greatness of the American Union."

AN ADDRESS BY GENERAL CLEMENT A. EVANS, OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA,

Delivered before the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, October loth, 1895, at Richmond, Virginia, with the Pro- ceedings of the Association on the Occasion.

The annual meeting of the Virginia Division of the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia was held at the State Capitol, in the hall of the House of Delegates, on Thursday the loth day of October, 1895, at 8 o'clock P. M.

PRESENT:

Judge GEORGE L. CHRISTIAN, President. Sergeant Ro. S. BOSHER, Treasurer. Captain THOMAS ELLETT, Secretary.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Captain John Cussons, Captain E. P. Reeve, Captain W. Gordon McCabe and Private James T. Gray.

Also a large assemblage of veterans, and of ladies and influential citizens.

The president called the meeting to order, and at his request Rev. J. Wm. Jones, D. D. , offered a fervent prayer. The president then in a few eloquent remarks introduced the orator of the occasion, General Clement A. Evans, of Atlanta, Georgia, the subject being ' ' Contributions of the South to the Greatness of the American Union. ' '

The history of the war for Southern Independence, by Prof. Joseph T. Derry, of Georgia, recently issued by the B. F. Johnson Publishing Company, of this city, has an introduction by General Evans, whose reputation as a scholar and orator is national.