The Washington Evening Star, July 10, 1914


Date Changed for Exercises Honoring New York Soldiers Buried in Battle-Ground Cemetery.

Delay in shipment by the contracting company of the monument provided by the state of New York to the 25th New York Cavalry, which fought at Fort Stevens, has necessitated a change in the date set for the dedication of the monument. The original date was tomorrow, that being the anniversary of the attack by Gen. Early and his division against the northern line of the defenses of Washington. The present plan, owing to the delay, is to have the ceremony September 19, the semicentennial of the battle of Winchester, which marked the close of this particular campaign.

The monument will be dedicated at Battle-ground cemetery, on the east side of Georgia avenue a few hundred yards north of the site of Fort Stevens. There are buried the majority of the Union soldiers who fell in this engagement.

Inscription on Monument.

It will be inscribed as follows:

“Sacred to the Memory of Our Comrades, Who Gave Their Lives in Defense of the National Capital, July 11, 1864.

“Erected by the State of New York in Honor of the 25th New York Volunteer Cavalry.”

Arrangements for appropriate vocal and instrumental music, and speakers for the unveiling of the monument are under way, the committee having charge of the matter being A. B. Parks of White Sulphur Springs, N. Y.; G. T. Curry of Liberty, N. Y.; N. C. Boas of New York city, and J. H. Wolf of Silver Spring, Md.

Memorial Dedication Necessarily Delayed, The Washington Evening Star, July 10, 1914. (PDF)