MOBILE REGISTER AND ADVERTISER, October 23, 1863, p. 2, c. 2
In the trenches before Chattanooga,
October 16th, 1863.
. . . When the President reviewed the troops a few days since, he halted before the 2d Alabama Battalion, took the tattered flag in his hands, and requested that it might be presented to him by the Battalion, to be preserved among the treasures and trophies of the State. Day before yesterday Maj. Owen, formerly Adjutant of the Washington Artillery of New Orleans, now Chief of Artillery of Preston's Division, presented the flag in the name of the Battalion to his Excellency the President, and introduced to him its gallant bearer, Hiett, who was quickly rewarded for his heroism . . .