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See to it, you who stand in the rosy light of young womanhood, young manhood, that veterans are gladdened by your active interest in all that concerns them.
Gather up also scraps of history, ye daughters and sons of veterans, and tell it in song and story, for
"Tell it as you may —
It never can be told —
The story of the glory
Of the men who wore the gray."
MEETING OF THE CONFEDERATE VETERANS AT MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.
Address of Col. BENNETT H. YOUNG— Achievements of the Confederate Cavalry.
The opening address at the reunion of Confederate Veterans at Memphis was made by Colonel Bennett H. Young, himself a gallant follower of the peerless John H. Morgan. In making comparison of the achievements of the cavalry of the Armies of Tennessee and Virginia, Forrest and Morgan are prominently mentioned, and ^'heeler only incidentally. Private W. C. Dod- son, of this city, ever on the alert where his old command is con- cerned, writes the following well-timed rejoinder for publica- tion in the Lost Cause, and which we are permitted to print in advance. It contains some matters of history not generally known, and will be read with interest by all ex-Confederates, and Wheeler's Cavalry especially.
His rejoinder is as follows:
I have just read the splendid address of Colonel Bennett H. Young, at the opening of the reunion at Memphis. In making comparison of the achievements of the Army of Tennessee with