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Flag presentation.

--An interesting flag presentation took place at the War Department last evening. A courier from General Lee's army entered the office of the Secretary of War, bearing ten Yankee battle-flags, when the following dialogue occurred:

Courier.--Mr. Secretary, here are some more of the same sort of old battle-flags I have been bringing you from time to time. What shall I do with them.

Secretary.--Take them to the least crowded of the four-acre lots where we keep such lumber, and see if you can manage to make room for them; if not, you must carry them to Castle Thunder.

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