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Civil War Harper's Weekly, July 29, 1865
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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1865, by Harper & Brothers, in
the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
FOURTH OF JULY AT ALBANY
was to be present
Albany on the Fourth rendered that place a great
centre of attraction during that day.
The ceremonies of the day took place on the
Washington Parade-Ground. Besides
the Lieutenant-General, several other distinguished military men were present,
among whom were Generals
KAUTZ, KILPATRICK, and
SICKLES. Having arrived on the Parade-Ground,
after the prayer and the reading of the Declaration
BUTTERFIELD presented to the
and people of New York two hundred battle-flags,
accompanying the presentation with an eloquent speech. Governor
FENTON was too weak to
de-liver the responsive address, which was read by his private secretary. The
oration of the day was pronounced by Dr. E. H.
CHAPIN. After the oration,
which was one of
finest efforts, there
was the usual rush after General
GRANT, who with difficulty
fought his way to his carriage. We give an illustration of the presentation of
the flags on page 468.
Independence Day was celebrated at Saratoga
also under brilliant auspices, being made the occasion
for a grand reunion of the Army of Tennessee.
The most noticeable characteristic of the celebration
here was the absence of noise, the city government,
frightened by the late fires, having forbidden the ignition of gunpowder
in any shape during the day. The reunion of the army took place at
Union Hotel. Most of the officers who had been at Albany were present at
the grand dinner which the
LELANDS gave to the army.
WALLACE recited a poem on the occasion. We give an illustration of the
dinner on page 468. We publish also on page 469 three other illustrations—one
of the ball which took place in the evening in the new Opera House just
completed by the Messrs.
LELANDS, another of the drive
Lake, and the third gives a fine view of the Lake it-self.
Saratoga Lake is three and one half miles from
the town, and has on its borders several hotels. Pickerel, perch, and
other fish abound in the Lake, and
the disciples of
WALTON can here indulge to
content in their favorite amusement. This Lake is the favorite resort of
the visitors at the
Springs, and is the terminus of the best drives about
the town. On the Fourth these drives were frequented by a large number of
fashionable turn-outs. It
would not tend to diminish the pleasures of Independence
Day if it were always and every where celebrated with the quietness which
the celebration this year at Saratoga.
PORTIA.—" Which is the Merchant here, and which the
THE GREAT LABOR QUESTION FROM A SOUTHERN POINT OF VIEW.—[BY JOHN.]