Details of a Federal Missouri Regiment Flag.
SAVANNAH [GA] REPUBLICAN, July 28, 1863, p. 1, c. 4
A Silk Dress Spoiled.—Among the United States flags captured from the enemy and exhibited at the Libby prison, is one taken at Murfreesboro' which has a history. The material of the flag is the silk wedding dress of Mrs. Frank P. Blair, donated by her, in a fit of extravagance, in honor of Frank's election to the coloncy [sic] of a Dutch regiment last summer. The flag bears the motto, 'From St. Louis Friends," in German letters. The silk is stained by the blood and brains of the standard-bearer, who fell, knocked in pieces by a shell, with the flag in his grasp.—Richmond Examiner.