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Flag Presentation to the Anderson Zouaves [8 August 1861]

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.

 

The New York Times., August 8th, 1861.