The last American flag in New Orleans.--Mr. Richard Fairchild
, lately from New Orleans, mentions the following incident:--“As late as the 22d of February last, Mr. Fairchild
saw a gentleman proceed from St. Charles street, down to Front Levee street, and there raise a large American flag, on which was inscribed, under two hands clasped, the words,” United we stand, divided we fall.
“The announcement of this defiant act created intense excitement among the secessionists, who assembled in front of the St. Charles Hotel
, and proceeded in a body to the levee with the purpose of taking down the flag.
They found, however, some hundreds of determined men surrounding the flag-staff, all armed, and many with rifles, and with the avowed purpose of keeping the old flag flying on the birthday of the Father
of his Country.
They were undisturbed, and the bunting waved until night, when it was voluntarily taken down.
This is the last instance, so far as Mr.
F. is aware, of the Stars and Stripes being displayed in New Orleans.” --Banner of the Covenant, June 15