I commit also to your charge this flag of the United States, with its clustered stars and its many memories. It now depends upon you, and all arrayed like you in defence of the Union, whether a star shall be effaced or not from its blue field. You are American citizens; you are soldiers; you are Germans; you require no exhortation from me to stand faithfully by your colors. The history of your country for seventeen hundred years answers for you.--N. Y. Evening Post, May 25.
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