Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Making of a Masterpiece: Last Tribute of Respect - 9

The stately funeral procession was a testament to the service and sacrifice of the man they called “Stonewall.” In accordance with military tradition, his casket was draped with a Confederate flag, placed on a caisson adorned by six mourning plumes, and drawn by four horses. An honor guard comprised of VMI cadets acted as escorts.

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