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The Daily Dispatch: July 6, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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d the silent eloquence from the solitary and unfinished star, and told his brave young soldiers that theirs was the duty to fill that star with the brilliancy of its sisters, but that it could only be filled when, by their gallant conduct and warrior deeds, they had placed Maryland as a jewel in the coronet of the South.--Each word spoke the soldier — no flowery, hackneyed phrases, but; like the young captain's sword, mettle and to the point. At this stage, the stalwart standard-bearer, Jas. P. Rogers, of Baltimore County, Md., received the flag from the Captain, who bade him treasure it as the apple of his eye, guard it as his sacred honor, and promise from his inmost soul never to let it droop or trail in disgrace. Further, he told them that the outlines should be soon filled in Baltimore, and that the same hands which worked the eloquent star were the ones for the task; but that if the day were gone and the foe victorious, they must fill it with the enemy's blood ere they took the