The 34th year of Ringgold's 1890 Days Jamboree was a very busy affair this Memorial Day weekend. In the background is
Ringgold Gap, site of the November 27, 1863 Battle of Ringgold Gap between Union Gen. Joseph Hooker and
Confederate Gen. Patrick Cleburne. The building in the center of the photo is the Ringgold Depot of the Western and
Atlantic Railroad fame (CSX today).
"Here comes the parade!" Our Camp Commander, Mark Kemp, between
the two flags and in the blue uniform, marches at the head of the parade with members
of the 16th Georgia Infantry. Heavily outnumbered by the Confederate boys, he almost
appears to be "under guard" during the march. However, he was allowed to carry his gun
and to participate in several volleys fired to salute the living veterans in the crowd.