Flag Presentation to the Anderson Zouaves
[8 August 1861]
This afternoon a splendid
American flag will be presented to the Anderson Zouaves, on Riker’s Island,
where the regiment is at present encamped. It (the flag) is the gift of Major
ROBERT ANDERSON, and will be presented 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
the same afternoon.
New York Times., August 8th, 1861.