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A Confederate flag on the Washington Monument.

Persons passing the Capitol Square in the morning were surprised to see that the bronze Washington held in his hand a large Confederate flag. The idea was originated by three young men, who, at daylight, climbed the statue and fastened the flag to Washington's stirrup. They might have placed it higher, but the approach of sunrise and a fear of discovery restrained them. Later in the morning a boy climbed up and placed the flag in Washington's hand. It only remained for a few hours, when it was removed by direction of the superintendent of the public grounds, Major Gaines.

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