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Flag of North Carolina.--The flag agreed upon for the State of North Carolina is said to be very handsome. The colors are a red field, with a single star in the centre. On the upper extreme is the inscription, “May 20, 1775,” and at the lower, “May 20, 1861.” There are two bars, one of blue and the other of white.

A rebel letter.

falls Church, October 5, 1861.
Editor National Republican:
Enclosed I send you a correct copy of a letter found by me, pinned on a gate near Falls Church. The letter is something of a curiosity; so I send it to you for publication. The direction on the outside is to “Yankees,” “Care of luck.”

Yours, &c.,

W. H. G., 35th Regiment N. Y. S. V.

dear Yankees:--Having been resident denizens of Falls Church for some time, we to-day reluctantly evacuate, not because you intimidate us by your presence, but only in obedience to military dictation.

We leave you fire to cook potatoes, also to warm by, as the nights are now uncomfortable on account of their chilling influence. Mr. J. T. Petty, an inhabitant of Washington, but a “secesh” in the rebel army, joins compliments with me upon this propitious occasion.

Truly,

Johnston, Company B, 17th Regt. Va. Vol's.
P. S.--We are members of the “Bloody Seventeenth,” the well-merited sobriquet of our regiment, gained in the battle of Bull Run.--Washington National Republican.


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