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NORTH H Veterans Pay Tribune to Stars and Stripes at Gettysburg. SICKLES GREETED BY GRAY Aged Women of Pennsylvania Village, Who Strew flowers Before Victorious Blue Army, Attend R«- unlon on Battlefield. Gettysburg. Pa., July 2.--On the flald of Gettysburg where the blue »nd gray armies fought fifty years ago the soldiers o( peace from north and south trooped Into tho tented city, ·where a gigantic reunion is now In progress and will last for four days. H waa an army united In sentiment and united in tact. The Bluo linked arms with tho Oray and marched the dusty' road together from the village. They sat down at the game mesa tables and talked over tho war before the same campflros tonight. Officials of the regular army In charge of the camp estimated that nearly 15,000 veterans camo In during the day, bringing tho total close to 40,000. probably the greatest army that ever assembled on Gettysburg field after Loo and Monde loft It to glory and history The sun blazed Just as fiercely as «ver. but down from the Dluo HUlgo tumbled n lively little broo«e, carry Ing vigor to the tired veterans, In consequence of this relief there wore fewer prostrations. There was n reception by survivors of Buford's division of Moadc's army ·nd Wheeler's division of Lee's. Tho meeting began fifty years to the hour from the time when the first shot preceding the battle was fired. The gray cavalrymen, who fought the skirmishes that led up to the three days' fight pledged themselves In the shadows of the Stars and Stripes to "forget" and their brothers In blue swore by the Stars and Bars that the fight ·was over for all time. There were several women from the village at the meeting tent, and six of them, gray-haired and aged, aang "Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys" The ·women who sang the battle song were among thoso who thronged tho streets of Gettysburg after the advance guard of the southern army left It fifty years ago On that night, when Duford's men ·came riding Into the village on the heels of Wheeler's men !n gray, maid- ·ens strewed flowers along the streets and bells In the churches pealed out the new of the coming of tho blue, and the town went wild. Of all the acores of girls who welcomed tho vanguard of Meade only a half dozen could be found, and they stood, white- haired, with tears In their eyes, on a platform In the big tent and sang to the weeping soldiers In the seats below. Four governors came Into camp. ·Governor McOovern of Wisconsin was the first arrival, Governor Teller of Pennsylvania was clo«n-von his heels and Governors Mnun of Virginia and McCreary of Kentucky arrived later General Sickles, tho only corps com- loandor of the Vnlon army on the field was the center of attraction of hundreds of men in gray Ho sat on the porch of the Hogers house on the field near tho spot whpro he was shot, shaking hands with hundreds Before thn sotith^rnorB Ml the Rogers house they shouldered thn gonoral, CAiriocl him out Into tho battlefield and stood him up btforo tho camera fire and moving picture machines. QOMPERS REPORT UPON 'PLOT.' · of of East hat bribery a and pubic days new o person ng ;wo payment he payment he $3,00, n of of counsel the tho

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  1. The Daily Herald,
  2. 04 Jul 1913, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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