The new flag, which was displayed from the Capitol
on Thursday, it is gratifying to say, gives universal satisfaction.
Almost any sort of a flag, to take the place of the detested parody upon the "Stars and Stripes," for so long the lawful ensign of the Confederacy
, would have been hailed with pleasure.
But the one we now have is not only acceptable on this ground, but on account of its own appropriateness; and more than this, again, because in it is preserved that immortal banner — the battle flag — which has been consecrated on so many battle-fields, and has been followed by our soldiers to so many glorious victories.
We had not anticipated from the action of Congress upon the subject a result so sensible, so generally satisfactory.
The councils of many on such a topic rarely produce anything but an abortion, such as the "Stars and Bars!
" for instance.
Let us have no more of that, but hereafter know only that appropriate and beautiful banner hallowed by our victories and now established by law.