While they were hoisting the Stars and Stripes over the officers' Headquarters at Camp Curtin, near Harrisburgh, Pa.
, and just as the men had seized the halliards, a large eagle, who came from no one knew where, hovered over the flag, and sailed majestically over the encampment while the flag was run up
! Thousands of eyes were upturned in a moment, and as the noble bird looked down, the cheers of three thousand men rent the air!
Never was such ovation paid the “Imperial bird of Jove.”
It lingered for a few moments, apparently not a particle frightened at the terrific noise, then cleaving the air with its pinions, he disappeared in the horizon.--Independent, May 9