New Orleans July 10th 1913."
Mrs. Virgie Gage Armistead."
Under a most careful searching, early after the battle, the United States
Government disinterred the slain, and assembled all not claimed by relatives, in the Na-
tional Cemetery, within the corporate limits of the town of Gettysburg, devoting a
distinctly hallowed spot, mark-ed in numbered square block of marble arranged in rows
of semi-circles close around the base of the most majestic and beautiful monument I ever
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