There are many little incidents illustrating the love displayed by some for the power under which they have been nurtured from the cradle to the present time, and gives some assurance that all will soon be well.
One incident so reminded me of the spirit of the women of ‘76, that I must relate it. It may be that you have heard it before, but it will bear repetition:
It appears that when Captain Armstrong
was about to surrender the yard at Pensacola
, his daughter, after vain endeavors to persuade him not so to act, demanded of him a dozen men, and she
would protect the place until aid came; but no — he was a traitor in his heart, and must so.act; the dear old flag was hauled down from where it had so long waved, and the renegade Renshaw run his sword through it, venting his spleen upon the flag which had so long kept him from starvation.
Human nature could not stand it, and the brave woman, seizing the flag, took her scissors and cut from it the Union
, telling them that the time was not far distant when she would replace it unsullied; but for the stripes
, she left them as their legacy, being their just deserts.--Phila. Press