4. Another battle-flag, similar to the last. On the upper edge of this flag “Williamsburgh” is painted in large letters, and “Seven Pines” on the lower edge. It was captured at the battle of Antietam, September seventeenth, 1862, by the Seventh New-York volunteers, Caldwell's brigade, Richardson's division. 5. Another battle-flag captured at “Antietam,” similar to No. 4, with the words “Seven Pines,” in large letters on the lower edge. 6. A large and very splendid silk flag, with the staff shot in two in the middle. This flag is composed of silk of three colors, and when new must have been a very superb one. The field is of deep blue, with a single large straw colored star in the centre. The bars are of straw color and delicate purple. On the field at the top is inscribed “Seven Pines,” on the yellow bar, “Gaines' farm” and “Eltham's Landing,” and “Malvern hills” on the purple bar. It is much torn and stained, and is bordered with heavy but tarnished silver fringe. This is evidently a Texan standard. I regret that I could not learn its history. 7. Flag of North-Carolina. Red field with single star. Above the star is the inscription, “May 20th, 1775,” referring to the Mecklenburgh Declaration of Independence; below the star, “May 20th, 1861,” referring to the rebel declaration of independence. In other respects it is similar to the regular battle-flag of the confederate States. 8. Battle-flag abandoned by the rebels on the battle-field of “Shepherdstown Bluffs,” September 19, 1862, when a portion of Griffin's brigade, of Morell's division, Gen. Fitz-John Porter's Fifth army corps, forded the Potomac and carried the heights by assault. This is a silk flag of large size. Its color originally was pink, but now faded by exposure to the weather. It had the diagonal bars of blue, with the white stars, and is bordered with rich yellow fringe. It must have been very handsome when new. 9. A regular confederate flag, the history of which I did not learn. 10. Regular battle-flag, captured by the Fourth regiment Vermont volunteers, at the battle of “Crampton's Pass,” (South-Mountain,) Maryland, on Sunday, September fourteenth, 1862. 11. A flag of different style from any of the preceding ones, composed of two triangular pieces of red and white bunting, without star, bar, or inscription. 12, 13, 14. Three battle-flags, without history. 15. Another battle-flag, differing from those already described, it being bordered with orange-colored fringe. The others were without borders. This flag was captured at the battle of Antietam, September seventeenth, 1862, by the Sixty-first New-York volunteers, Caldwell's brigade, Richardson's division. 16. A battle-flag, captured at Antietam, September seventeenth, 1862, by the Seventeenth regiment New-York volunteers, Caldwell's brigade, Richardson's division. 17. A magnificent, large, dark-blue silk flag, with handsome centre painted, representing two females, one holding a pod of unripe cotton, and the other a staff and liberty cap in her left hand, and a scroll, on which is inscribed “The Constitution of North-Carolina,” in her right hand. Below, “4th Regiment North-Carolina Volunteers.” This flag was captured by the Fifth New-Hampshire volunteers, Colonel E. E. Cross, of Caldwell's brigade, Richardson's division, at “Antietam,” September seventeenth, 1862. Color-Corporal George Nettleson, seized the colors and brought them off, although badly wounded. The same regiment shot down the color-bearers of battle-flags of other regiments opposed to them. 18. Another battle-flag, made of two triangular pieces of coarse bunting, with staff surmounted by a pike-head of iron, similar to the head of a John Brown spear or pike. 19. A dirty-looking rebel flag, captured at “Crampton's Pass” (South-Mountain,) September the fourteenth, 1862, from the Sixteenth regiment Virginia, by the Fourth regiment New-Jersey volunteers, Torbert's brigade, Slocum's division, Franklin's corps d'armee. W. B. Hatch, Col. Fourth United States volunteers. 20. A dingy-looking flag of very coarse bunting, captured by the same regiment, at Crampton's Pass, September fourteenth, 1862, by the Fourth New-Jersey volunteers, from the “Cobb legion of Georgia.”
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