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The Daily Dispatch: November 25, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proclamation of General Dix to the people of Accomac and Northampton counties. (search)
From New Orleans. grand Review of troops — a Regiment of 1,400 free negroes in the line — the black flag. New Orleans, Nov. 24. --Over twenty-eight thousand troops were reviewed here on yesterday by Gov. Moore, of Louisiana, Major General Lovell, and Brigadier-General Ruggles. The line was over seven miles long. One regiment, numbering 1,400, were free colored men. The military display was one of the grandest exhibitions ever witnessed on this continent. One of the companies displayed a black flag, with the motto "We give and take no quarters.