Singular State flag.
--The flag of the Texas
camp, at Camp Wigfall, near Dumfries, Va.
, is made of the bridal dress of Mrs. Wigfall
Says the correspondent of the Austin Gazette:
It bears the emblem of the "Lone Star
," and this is of pure white silk, set in blue ground; the fold are purple and white.
The hearts of all are riveted to it. It never will be given up. An old war-worn warrior approached it, and as his eyes gazed steadily upon the banner, he said: ‘"That star was made of the bridal dress of the lady of our gallant colonel.
She worked it with her fair hands, and gave it to us to carry through the battles of our country.
How could we fall to protect.
How could we fall to protect it with our lives?
I never failed to meet the enemy when that star was our watchword, and now when our whole South is in danger, I feel that my poor life can be given up easily upon that flag as my shroud."’ The old fellow with his grey heirs, still stands before my memory.
Such is the feeling of every Texan.