From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/4/1864, p.1, c 5

Children of Deceased and Disabled Soldiers. – Last Wednesday Rev. A. E. Dickinson delivered an address at Mount Zion, Buckingham county, in behalf of the enterprise proposing to educate this class. The hat was handed around, and two thousand five hundred dollars contributed. This amount will be very largely augmented, as many signified their purposes to give liberally at some future day to the object.

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