ll, as yet, has been presented, but that he will confer with his colleagues, and offer one for their due restoration.
There should now be no cavil at its passage as there is no question as to the proper custody of these precious memorials, about which cluster so much that is alike tender and inspiring.
It would seem that a common patriotism should constrain immediate and unanimous action by Congress in a matter so palpably appealing.—Ed.]
(from our regular Correspondent.)
Washington, D. C., Feb. 27, 1904.
There are 544 Confederate flags in the War Department.
The flags were sent to the department as they were captured by the generals commanding the armies in the field.
The Secretary of War thinks some of the flags may have reached the department through some other channel.
Of the whole number of flags thus sent to the department, 236 were United States flags, captured by the Confederates and recaptured by the Federal troops, and 544 were Confederate flags taken by
, by Corporal J. F. Benjamin, Company M (Harris), Volunteer Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 3d Division, Major-General Custer commanding.
Sixth Virginia Infantry, captured July 30, 1864, by Corporal Franklin Hogan, Company A, 45th Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Twelfth Virginia Infantry, captured in the battle of Sailor's creek, April 6, 1865, by First Lieutenant James H. Gibbon, Company C, 2d New York (Harris Light) Volunteer Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 3d Division.
Fifth Virginia Cavalry, captured at Aldie, Va., June 17, 1863, by 1st Massachusetts Cavalry.
Eighteenth Virginia Volunteers, time and place of capture not given.
Twenty-fifth Virginia Volunteers, time and place of capture not given.
Fourteenth Virginia Regiment, captured at Five Forks, April 1, 1865, by Sergeant H. A. Delavie, Company I, 11th Pennsylvania Volunteers. 3d Division, 5th Army Corps.
Fourteenth Virginia, State flag, captured at Nineveh, Va., November 12, 1864, by Private J. F. Adams, First Virginia Cavalry; on o
teen battles inscribed on it; captured at Winchester, September 19, 1864, by the 37th Massachusetts Infantry.
Third Virginia Cavalry, captured near Front Royal, August 16, 1864, by Sergeant H. J. Murray, Company B, 4th New York Cavalry, and Private Frank Leslie, Company B, same regiment.
Seventh Virginia Infantry, captured by the 82d New York at Gettysburg.
Battle flag of the 8th Virginia Volunteers, time and place of capture not given.
Tenth Virginia Volunteers, captured at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863, by the 68th Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Confederate flag, stars and bars, 12th Virginia, captured in cavalry engagement near Beverley Ford, June, 1863, by General Judson Kilpatrick, U. S. A.
Ninth Virginia Infantry, captured July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg, by Private John E. Clopp, Company F, 71st Pennsylvania.
Ninth Virginia Infantry, captured at Sailor's creek, April 6, 1865, by Corporal J. F. Benjamin, Company M (Harris), Volunteer Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 3d Division,