1900 UCV Reunion, Louisville Kentucky Page 3
Who was the Commander-in-Chief?
General John B. Gordon, ever since 1890, and he was re-elected in 1900.
Was money raised for a Confederate cause during the reunion?
Yes. $223,000.00 for the Confederate Memorial Building at Richmond, VA.
“In the edifice will be gathered the archives and historical t
reasures of the
How was the city of Louisville decorated for the event?
Buildings and structures draped in red-n-white bunting.Portraits of Confederate Generals suspended from buildings.
Court of Honor
, in Jefferson Street, opposite the Court House, wherethere was an erected viewing stand.
Great white arch surmounted by eagles.
In the center, a Confederate shield. Lit up at night by hundreds of electric lights.
situated at 6
and Water Streets, overlooking the OhioFalls. 200 x 400 feet. 12 feet above the street.
Held 8,000 chairs.
Plus, standingroom for 10,000people.
On everywindow was thename of everybattle with atleast 500 menkilled in battle.
Interspersed too, above windows, were the names of Confederateleaders.