First Georgia regiment.
Camp Rocky Run, Va., Dec. 4, 1861.
As little or nothing is heard or said in regard to the 1st Regiment Georgia Regulars, I address you this, that the ‘" cariers for"’ this regiment may know that we are still in defence of the sunny clime of the pomegranate and fig. The unusual calm of camp life was disturbed on yesterday by the presentment of a battle flag to this regiment by the fair hands of Miss
, of your city.
It could not have been given to beaver or more noble men.
We heretofore have felt neglected by the fair damsels of our native land, by reason of which you may not be surprised that every heart of the neglected Georgia Regulars beat high with lively and patriotic emotions when, with deafening cheers, they received that flag emblem of Southern independence.
And we now take occasion publicly to return to her, the fair donor, our sincere and heartfelt thanks for the precious gift.
We will never be unmindful of the noble and patriotic lady that entrusted ‘"the flag of the free heart's only home"’ to our keeping.
Under such a banner, living, we would gallantly battle to the hill to protect and bear the cross of Southern rights; dying, exclaim, with the Frenchman, O mon countrie, mon countrie, ge mour pour toir!
That beautiful banner shall only trail in the dust when we are laid low in death's cold arms. C. T. Boggs
Company "H," First Georgia Regulars.