flag to General Johnson
, as the representative of the victorious regiment.
, although 10th to part with the treasured memento, at length consented, simply stipulating that she should receive a picture of it. The flag itself is made of silk, and was originally a fine piece of work, though now much tattered.
Immediately after the conflict in Mr. McKay
's yard on the evening of May 23d, 1862, an incident occurred which is worth relating.
A field officer of a Pennsylvania regiment was found by Mrs. McKay
, secreted in her cellar.
She captured the gallant
Yankee, and finding him in a state of trepidation, took from him his ivory-mounted pistols and turned him over to the cavalry, while he pleaded for his life, and even offered her money, if she would allow him to escape.
Captain John R. Rust
, the husband of Miss McKay
, was a gallant soldier and officer in Ashby
's cavalry, a relative of that splendid leader and one of his most trusted men.