"Duty has detained me, but I am with you in the thought in the beautiful tribute to the memory of our gallant dead.
"R. P. Hobson."
One of the handsomest banners exhibited on Capitol Hill yesterday was that of the Sophia Bibb Chapter, U. D. C.
The Mounted Rifles were drawn up in line, uncovered and at attention as Miss Elmore unveiled the statue to the cavalry arm of the Confederate service. The company presented a handsome appearance.
The Montgomery Field Artillery fired salutes during the progress of the exercises.
[From the Charleston, S. C., Sunday News, Nov. 20, 1898.]
HEROES OF HONEY HILL.
MAGNIFICENT WORK OF THE FIELD ARTILLERY.
Brief Sketches of Stuart's, Kanapaux's and Earle's Batteries—An Enemy's Praise of the Conduct of the Confederates and their Management of the Fight—Splendid Discipline of the Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery Forces Engaged.
[Reference may be made to preceding articles by Hon. William A. Courtenay, ante pp. 52 and 62. This was received from the accomplished writer since they were printed although it preceded them in the date of original publication.
Whilst the articles are mutually illustrative they are not affected in their value by being printed as they are in this volume. Major Courtenay writes as to the artillery heroes of the Battle of Honey Hill: "It was just wonderful what the boys did—Why, a rabbit could not have crossed the road.—Ed.]It is remarkable enough to be particularly mentioned that field pieces from three separate commands should have been brought together hastily for this fight, without opportunity of choice in guns or artillerists, and yet, had time and preference been possible, none