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Captured New York Flag Presentation

Captured New York flag presentation.

RICHMOND [VA] WHIG, April 18, 1864, p. 2, c. 2

Review and Flag Presentation.—General Rosser reviewed the corps of Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute, Thursday last. He was accompanied in the review by Gov. Smith and Ex-Governor Letcher, and a large number of ladies and citizens were present. After the review Gen. Rosser inspected the barracks, and the Cadets were presented to him.

On Monday, a regiment of General Rosser's brigade, under Col. Ball, visited the Institute, for the purpose of presenting a flag captured by them at Langster's Station, and presented to the 164th N. Y. Cavalry by citizens of New York city. After the ceremony was over, the cavalry made two charges over the grounds, and partook of a repast that had been prepared for them.