Harper's Weekly 04/20/1872


THE FIFTEENTH
AMENDMENT.



LINCOLN, THE EMANCIPATOR.[Drawn by C. S. Reinhart.]



The 3d of April,
the anniversary of the
passage of the Fifteenth
Amendment, was cele-
brated by our colored
fellow-citizens through-
out the country. In
this city the display was
remarkably fine; the
procession contained
over 3000 persons, and
the streets were throng-
ed by interested specta-
tors. Among the most
noticeable features was
the Colfax Club, the
members of which were
handsomely dressed,
and mounted on fine
horses. The largest
organization was the
Saloon Men's Associa-
tion, who mustered in
great force, and imme-
diately became the cyn-
osure of all eyes, and
were heartily cheered.
The Willett Pioneer
Club was also a feature
in the procession. The
members wore tall bear-
skin hats. There was
a large wagon draped
with American flags,
drawn by four horses,
in which were seated
fifteen little girls taste-
fully dressed in blue
and white. The tall-
est stood in the centre
and represented the
Goddess of Liberty. A
large escort of police
accompanied the pro-
cession along the whole
route; but the rowdy
element in our popula-
tion has learned that
all classes of citizens
are under the protec-
tion of our laws; and
there was no necessity
to repeat the lesson.
The procession had
an undisturbed march
through the streets, and
made an excellent im-
pression.


As the procession
passed Union Square
the statues of Wash-
ington
and Lincoln
were reverently saluted.
It was a noticeable co-
incidence that the fune-
ral of General Ander-
son
, the hero of Fort
Sumter, should have ta-
ken place the same day.



THE BURIAL OF THE LATE GENERAL ANDERSON AT THE WEST POINT CEMETERY.[Drawn by Stanley Fox.]




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