ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FLAG

 
9781130879148: ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FLAG

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ... of Maryland; but better than that, was a citizen of the United States. ln after years, aged fathers would take their little boys by the hand, and, leading them where these flags were kept, would say, "That means, my son, a land saved,--and more, dedicated to liberty forever." The Southern soldiers, he said, had fought well, and he recognized them as brethren.1 Lll1no1s.--On the 23d of May, 1878, the flags and trophies of the lllinois regiments, numbering one hundred and fifty-one national, and one hundred and thirty-one regimental colors, and fifty-eight guidons, in all three hundred and forty, were transferred, with appropriate ceremonies, from the State arsenal to Memorial Hall in the new.State House. The flags were delivered to the color-bearers or their representatives, and were carried through the principal streets, under the military escort of a brigade, the battery firing a salute of thirty-eight guns, to the State House, where the flags were presented by the Adjutant-General and received by the Governor, after which addresses were made by distinguished persons present, and a poem delivered, followed by a camp-fire banquet, under the supervision of the ladies of Springfield and vicinity; the Governor and staff, with invited guests, holding a reception in the executive parlor at the State House, which was followed by a grand promenade in the corridor. Each ex-soldier was requested to register his name, company, and present residence in a book provided for the purpose, which is to be kept in the AdjutantGeneral's office as a part of the record of the day's proceedings. 1 Wiimington Dally Gazette, and the Programme of the Presentation. One of these flags (the national flag of the Thirteenth) was transmitted to the State, with a letter from Go...

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