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The Daily Dispatch: January 26, 1861., [Electronic resource], Citizens' State-rights ticket.-- Peachy R. Grattan, P. H. Aylett, Geo. W. Randolph. (search)
was also another reason, and that was, this revolution differed from all other revolutions, being completely bloodless, and a white flag might be considered emblematical of its character. The palmetto tree, which was so thoroughly intertwined with all our memories of the State, and which was so closely connected with this present revolution, should be made a part of our national banner; and the blue union, with the white crescent, carried back our minds a considerable period of years, to June, 1776, when the battle of Fort Moultrie was fought under a flag of that character. Mr. Rhett moved to amend the report of the committee by substituting blue, with a white palmetto tree upright thereon and a white crescent in the upper corner. Mr. Rhett said, in offering these resolutions as a substitute, he would state that the colonial flag was blue, with a white crescent, and it seemed to him that the addition of a white palmetto tree made a very simple and beautiful flag. This fla