A Riddled flag.
--A gentleman who has just returned from Manassas
, informs us that he saw the colors of the Seventh Georgia Regiment the day after the great battle.
He says the flag had fourteen bullet holes through it, and that the flag-staff had been struck in four different places.
The immortal Bartow
was leading the regiment with this flag in his hand at the time he fell, the color-bearer having been wounded.
A Virginian, who had been separated from his regiment, asked permission to bear the flag, which was granted, and with his own hands, assisted by one of the color guard, he planted it upon Sherman
's Battery, (commanded by Ricketts
.)--The Virginian insists that it was the first Confederate flag that waved over that famous battery.
Other regiments came up at the same time, however, and are equally entitled to participate in the honor of taking the Battery