Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Memorial Ceremonies
on the Death of Robert E. Lee, 1870

Title: Memorial Ceremonies on the Death of Robert E. Lee, November 3, 1870

Creator: William H. Oliver and others, Committee of Arrangements.

Subjects: Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
                First Baptist Church (New Bern, N.C.)
                Memorial rites and ceremonies--North Carolina--New Bern

Description: Broadside advertising memorial ceremonies on the death of Robert E. Lee held at First Baptist Church on November 3, 1870.

Publisher: Richardson's Print

Date: 1870 November 3

Type: Text

Format: 1 page.

Identifier: NB.86.18.1

Source: Donation.

Coverage: New Bern (N.C.)

Rights: Permission to use this item must be obtained from the New Bern Historical Society, 512 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560.

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In Memoriam.

November 3rd, 1870

Memorial Ceremonies on the Death of General Robert E. Lee.

The services will be held in the Baptist Church, commencing at 11 o'clock, A.M. The citizens of Newbern and surrounding country are requested to attend. Seats will be reserved for all Confederate soldiers.


The bells of the different Churches will be tolled one hour, from ten to eleven o'clock, A.M.

Order of Exercises.

1. Prayer, by Rev. James A. Weston.

2. Music by the Choir.

3. Reading of a Poem by Rev. L.C. Vass.

4. Music by the Choir.

5. Eulogy by Major John Hughes.

6. Prayer by Rev. L. Thoene.

7. Music by the Choir.

8. Benediction by Rev. L.L. Hendren.

All persons are requested to suspend business during the day.

Wm. H. Oliver    }

Wm. G. Brinson,  } Com. of

Jno. E. Amyett,   }  Arrangements.


Richardson's Print.


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