UCV Reunion- Memphis 1901

... Souvenir Program Book


This souvenir book of the 1901 United Confederate Veterans Program was prepared for the veterans who attended the 11th Reunion in Memphis.  It was the largest Reunion ever held. The city was decorated with over 15,000 Confederate flags and all 15,000 of the Civil War survivors marched in the grand parade led by their generals. At any given spot, the parade took over two and a half hours to pass. The Commercial Appeal called it "the most imposing spectacle ever witnessed in the South".  Many Memphians opened their homes to the Veterans after all the hotel space was taken. President McKinley had been invited but a conflict of dates prevented his attendance, so he came a few days early.


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