--The city is full of various articles captured from the enemy.
Many of the wounded bring back those immense blue army overcoats so convincingly suggestive of United States
As for flags — the regular old stars and stripes — they are floating around, apparently by thousands Not the actual bunting captured from fleeing regiments, but well-executed imitations of it on the backs of envelopes.
Some of them have the motto in large letters, ‘ "Union."’ The uninitiated may suppose that this is another proof of an almost incredible inconsistency in the conduct of our opponents.
They wish to reduce us to a vassalage which they choose to call Union, to keep us up to their magnificent scheme of North American liberty by force, which is the essential element of slavery, to inculcate brotherly love at the point of the bayonet.
But not so. No such misconception of terms.
It is merely another cute trick, of which they must enjoy the joke immensely.
The ‘"stars and stripes,"’ coupled with, ‘""’ simply means the union of the stars and stripes.
The stronger to appropriate the stars, and leave the strikes for the weaker.-- N. O. Delta