Friday, June 19

39th Confederate Reunion, Charlotte June 4-7th, 1929

One of the most notable of Charlotte's many celebrations was the 39th Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans on June 4 through 7, 1929. This is the event for which the Armory-Auditorium was hastened to completion. "Eleven Confederate Generals joined in issuing a statement declaring the Charlotte Reunion to be the best in every way of any of the preceding 38 reunions." The reunion was climaxed on Friday the 7th with a huge parade witnessed by many notables, made up of nearly a score of bands, military units, and visiting veterans in automobiles.

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