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The Identical Flag

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Gen Butler bviog obtained the American flag whioh was hauled down by the rebels from tho United States revenue eutter McClellan, lias forwarded the trophy to üen. Dix, with tho foliowiug note : tlEADQUARTEKS EPAI!TME.YT OF THE GlLF, ) Nnv Oulea.vs, June 20, 18G2. $ My Deah ÖbnbbaIi - When I read your decisivo and patriotio order, ;is Secretary of the Treasury, to " shoot on the spot wbomsoever sliould attenipt to haul down the American flair,'' uiy heart bouuded with j'.y. It was the iirst buld strike in favor of the Union under the past admiuistration. It gives nu therefore, redoubled pleas ure more directlj to testif'y iny admira tion by senditig you the identical flag f the ravenna tutter McClellan, which rus the subject of tint order, togetlier with the Confedérate flug whiuh was hoisted by traitor hapds 11 its stead. David lütohie, a young Scotch sailor on lio.ird tliat bout, reriaining true to his adopted country, wheu so niauy of her sous proved recreant, went on board the MoUiellan wlren eho was beiog burned by the Confederates, andbrought off the flags. His affidavit, whleh ncpompanies this, will iiive the details of tho tact, I doubt not the Seeretary of' the Treas ury will permit you to letain tho fiags, whieli could not ba in b-tter hauds. Believo me, General, most trnïy yours,


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