Absalom, Absalom!, 262 (Event)

Page Number: 
262
Order within Page: 
2
First 8-10 words of event: 
(It would be June now and what would it be
Page Event Ends: 
262
Era: 
Turn of the Century (1890-1913)
Narrative Status: 
Told
Date: 
Tuesday, June 1, 1909 to Thursday, June 10, 1909
Summary: 

Shreve describes the "Decoration Day" ceremony in the South "fifty years" after the June in which Bon returns to Sutpen's Hundred, after the Confederates had "fought it and lost it and come back home" (262). [SOURCE: Shreve-Quentin] Note: Historically, Confederate Decoration Day was celebrated in April; when it was later transformed into the national Memorial Day, it was moved to the end of May.

Chronological Order: 
476.00
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Keywords: 
Decoration_Day, Lost_Cause, Homecoming, Past-in-Present

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