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ANDERSON'S GIFT - New York Times. August 8th., 1861

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ANDERSON'S GIFT

This afternoon a splendid American Flag will be presented to the Anderson Zouaves, on Riker's Island, where the regiment is presently encamped. It (the flag) is the gift of Major Robert Anderson, and will be presented to the regiment on his behalf by Dr Crawford, who was in Fort Sumter during the bombardment. Col. J. Lafayette Riker
will receive the flag for the regiment, and the Chaplain, Rev. John Harvey, will invoke a blessing upon it. All who wish to witness the ceremony can do so, as the Steamboat Major Anderson leaves Peck-slip for Riker's Island at 2 o'clock P. M., and returns same afternoon.