"The Peace Memorial at Gettysburg, Pa. and Connection to Henry Co. GA."
The following is from the July 4, 1938 edition of the Atlanta Journal & Constitution.
A flickering flame, crowning a monument dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
burned Monday on the hallowed hills of Gettysburg as an everlasting pledge to the "eternal peace in a
nation united." Over 150,000 persons stood in silence as the monument was unveiled by a veteran of
the Blue and a veteran of the Gray. The
people were in awe and respect of the most poignant moment of the week-long
celebration of the 75th anniversary of the battle.
The two veterans to represent the armies of the North and South had fought in cavalry
units in Georgia and Tennessee. They were George N. Lockwood, 91, of Los Angeles, national chief
of staff of the Grant Army of the Republic, who served as a private in the 9th Michigan cavalry with
Sherman on his March to the Sea. And the representative
of the South was A.G. Harris, 91, of McDonough, Georgia, department commander of the Georgia
division of the United Confederate Veterans, who was a trooper in the
Second Georgia Cavalry. Mr. Harris joked: "We rode Sherman through Georgia; but
we were always in front."