|Title||Extract from a letter printed in the New York Tribune of August 31, 1880, written by D. M. Hammond, of Fernandina, Lab.|
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Extract from a letter printed in the New York Tribune of August 31, 1880, written by D. M. Hammond, of Fernandina, Lab.
"It is worth while to investigate the loyalty of the young Southern men by ascertaining how many of the military companies at the South armed with the United States arms, and having the accouterments furnished them by the United States Government, carry a United States flag, or have one about their armories. There are cases where the members have cut away the plate marked U.S.A.' and have substituted some old symbol of their lost cause marked C.S.A.' We have two companies here, one of infantry and one of artillery. Neither has ever owned used or carried a flag. They allow some Northern men and foreigners to borrow the Custom-House flags to ornament the hall on festive occasions, but nobody has yet seen a Southern man or woman touch one, and they are careful that they shall be placed, when they are used, where Southern people are not compelled to walk under them. I know these are little things, but straws show where the wind blows, and the Northern loyal soldier ought to know these things, especially if he is in danger of voting for the Democratic candidate for President."
|Caption||Extract of letter by D. M. Hammond|
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Hammond, D. M.
New York Tribune
Government & Politics