ed" in fighting the battles of the South.
Coming thus from a daughter of Kentucky, and the wife of a gallant officer — whose kind attention to our comfort has won the lasting affection of every man under him — I need not say that in the hour of conflict, the boys of the old "Thirteenth" will rally around this banner, and make it their winding sheet are they allow it to be polluted by the foul touch of those who have "Booty and Beauty" for their watch-word.
The flag was presented by Lieutenant W. W. Bird, of the "Louisa Blues," in a very appropriate little speech, and was accepted by Major J. B. Terrill, in a handsome manner.
The boys cheered lustily their approbation of the pledge that we would stand by and defend the banner to the last, and we were marched back to our quarters, feeling that we had spent a pleasant day, which would the better fit us for the usual routine of soldier life. W.
P. S.--I see that in your last issue your "Own Correspondent," in the very correct stat