An Insult to the flag Avenged.
A butternut meeting was held at Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio
, and before the speeches were made the “faithful” had a procession, in which they carried a flag with seven stars, and a string of butternuts appended.
A soldier belonging to the Third Ohio infantry, named Brackley Machanna, upon seeing this, armed himself with a large butcher knife, and cut the flag in pieces, and daring any man to speak against the National Government
, also inflicting a severe wound on the side of the face of the man carrying the disloyal emblem.
The mass of the people there assembled were completely terrified by the threats of the brave fellow.
This man deserves high promotion for his deed of valor, and we hope that he may be justly rewarded.--Columbus