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Bygones of Monroe:

Battle Flag for The Seventh

We learn that a movement is on foot among the ladies of the Aid Society, to procure a new battle flag for the Seventh Regiment, and that their tattered flag which has passed through so many battles, be left here at Monroe.  If a somewhat general contribution could be had for this purpose, the expense would not be felt, and each would have an interest in it.  Let a subscription be started and a battle flag be procured for them against their departure.  The torn ensign they now carry would be a valued emblem of their bravery and heroic deeds in years to come.  It was at Ball’s Bluff, at Fair Oaks, at White Oaks, at the second Bull Run, at Antietam, at Fredericksburg, at Gettysburg, and at many other minor battles.  At the last named place seven standard bearers were successively shot down, and still the flag was flaunting in the face of the foe.

(Monroe Commercial, January 7, 1864, Page 3, Column 2)

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