Old document found on Rural Retreat Depot wall

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I'd imagine this was for special tickets to the funeral or burial of CSA President Jefferson Davis, who was buried in Richmond, on May 31, 1893.

Ken Miller

On Dec 4, 2013, at 7:00 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:

> Only parts of this document remain, pasted on the inside of one of the freight doors, and we are curious who it might pertain to. Anyone know who might be the subject of a memo to Station Agents with title roughly "Ceremonies Attending Re-interment of Ex-President....Devine Remains. Dateline Richmond, May 31st, 1893. Other parts refer to the Durham Division agents, and the Roanoke and Shenandoah agents. They "...will sell tickets..." It is signed by W. B. Bevill, General Passenger Agent.


> Thanks in advance for whatever insights you might offer, and Happy Holidays from the

> Rural Retreat Depot Foundation

> Frank Akers, Board member

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