hree large stars; for a Colonel, two large stars; for a Lieutenant-Colonel, one large star; for a Major, one small star, and a horizontal bar; for a Captain, three small stars; for a First Lieutenant, two small stars; for a Second Lieutenant, one small star.
For General and Staff officers, the buttons will be of bright gilt, convex, rounded at the edge — a raised eagle at the centre, surrounded by thirteen stars.
Exterior diameter of large-sized button, one inch; of small size, one-half inch. For officers of the corps of Engineers, the same button is to be used, except that in the place of the eagle and stars, there will be a raised E in German text., For officers of artillery, infantry, riflemen, and cavalry, the button will be a plain gilt convex, with a large raised letter in the centre — A for artillery, I for infantry, &c. The exterior diameter of large-sized button, seven-eighths of an inch; small size, one-half inch.
No cap has yet been adopted.--N. O. Picayune, May 25
The venerable Gen. Samuel L. Williams, of Sterling, Ky., upon being cheered by the Union Guard of that place, thus addressed the men:--When I was a much younger man, I followed that flag; it was in 1812; the enemy was threatening our young and rising country.
Under that banner we conquered.
And can I now be such a dastard as to forget it?
to abandon it?
If Kentucky secedes, I will not. I will be true to that Union.
They may take my property — strip me of all, even take the little remnant of my life — but, as God is my witness, they can never make me recognize allegiance to any Government but the Union, with its glorious Stars and Stripes. --N. Y. World, May 25