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Georgia/Irish Flag

The local fire company flew this unusual flag.

DAILY CONSTITUTIONALIST [AUGUSTA, GA], March 19, 1861, p. 3, c. 1

St. Patrick’s Day—The Celebration.

. . . After the close of this part of the programme, Augusta Fire Company, No. 5, received a handsome flag—the presentation of which being made by Col. Locklane, and the response by President Geo. T. Barnes, of No. 5. Both speeches were neat and appropriate to the occasion. The flag is the design, we understand, of our young townsman, Mr. Sharpe; and on one side has the coat of arms of Georgia , with seven stars, and on the other a “sun burst,” a harp of Erin , and seven stars. It is very neat, and in worthy hands. “Long may it wave” over the engine house of patriotic No. 5!