National Affairs: Confederates

They have long been buried who fought and died at Vicksburg, Miss. Where the Confederate Army made its greatest stand, now stands a National Military Park. There was nothing really paradoxical about last week's ceremony at Vicksburg when Major General Frank B. Cheatham, U. S. A., representing Secretary. of War Dwight Filley Davis, accepted for the Federal Government a memorial statue of the president and commander-in-chief of the Confederacy which tried to overthrow that Government, Jefferson Davis.

The statue was the gift of the State of Mississippi. To bestow it properly upon the U. S., Governor...

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