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CSS Arkansas and LA. Irish Flag Captures

I wonder what ever happened the West Feliciana Parish flag.

NASHVILLE DISPATCH, October 9, 1862, p. 3, c. 2

The Navy Department have received the flag of the famous ram Arkansas, not long since captured on the Mississippi river—a regular Confederate States flag. Also, a flag recently taken from the rebels at Bayou Sara, La. The latter is an Irish anti-Know Nothing flag laid by and forgotten (until the breaking out of the rebellion made them hard up for flags) long ago. It is a silk flag, green ground, with the following inscription, viz. "West Feliciana to the rescue. No fanaticism. No bigotry. No religious tests." This inscription is surrounded with thirty-four stars of old.