This Day in Georgia Civil War History
March 24, 1861
Two Flag Articles Published
The Daily Constitutionalist of Augusta published two items related to Confederate flags.
A Miniature Flag. We saw, yesterday, a beautiful little miniature flag of the Confederate States, with seven steel stars in the union. This little flag was tastefully placed on a scarf worn by a lady at the ball given by the Irish Volunteers, on Monday night last.
Flag Presentation. The Walker Light Infantry, Capt. S. H. Crump, paraded yesterday afternoon. At four o’clock, the company marched to the City Hall, where a beautiful banner, “the work of fair hands,” was presented to them. John B. Weems, of the Southern Republic, made the presentation, accompanying it with some patriotic and appropriate remarks. Lieut. W. H. Wheeler, of the Walker Light Infantry, made the response in a very neat and really appropriate little speech. A detachment of the Washington Artillery fired a salute of seven guns, on the river bank, for the flag. The juvenile company, the Richmond Guards, who were on the balcony of the City Hall during the presentation, gave the banner three cheers. The flag is of white ground, having the coat of arms of Georgia on one side, with the motto: “Dear our country; our liberty dearer.” On the other side is an uplifted arm grasping a sword. The flag is hemmed with a neat fringe, and is altogether creditable to the fair donors whose work it is, and they have entrusted it to worthy hands. After the presentation, the company paraded for some time in Broad street.