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How the Flag Became Old Glory   By: (1858-)

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HOW THE FLAG BECAME OLD GLORY

[Illustration: United States]

E·L·SCOTT

HOW THE FLAG BECAME OLD GLORY

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THE MACMILLAN COMPANY NEW YORK · BOSTON · CHICAGO · DALLAS ATLANTA · SAN FRANCISCO

MACMILLAN & CO., LIMITED LONDON · BOMBAY · CALCUTTA MELBOURNE

THE MACMILLAN CO. OF CANADA, LTD. TORONTO

[Illustration:

Red, white and blue it tells its own story But Spring, Who made it and named it Old Glory?

John Trotwood Moore. ]

HOW THE FLAG BECAME OLD GLORY

BY

EMMA LOOK SCOTT

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY A. C. VALENTINE

New York THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

1915

All rights reserved

COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY EMMA LOOK SCOTT.

COPYRIGHT, 1915, BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.

Set up and electrotyped. Published September, 1915.

Norwood Press J. S. Cushing Co. Berwick & Smith Co. Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

THE author acknowledges her indebtedness to the following authors and publishers for their courtesy in allowing the use of copyright material: to Mr. Wallace Rice for "Wheeler's Brigade at Santiago"; to Mr. Charles Francis Adams for "Pine and Palm"; to Mr. Will Allen Dromgoole for "Soldiers"; to Mr. John Howard Jewett for a selection from "Rebel Flags"; to Mr. John Trotwood Moore for "Old Glory at Shiloh"; to Mr. Henry Holcomb Bennett for "The Flag Goes By"; to Mr. Clinton Scollard for "On the Eve of Bunker Hill"; to P. J. Kenedy and Sons for "The Conquered Banner" by Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan; to David MacKay for "Death of Grant" by Walt Whitman; to J. B. Lippincott Company for "The Cruise of the Monitor" by George H. Boker; to B. F. Johnson Publishing Company, publishers of Timrod's Memorial Volume, for "Charleston" by Henry Timrod; to the Century Company for "Farragut" by William Tuckey Meredith; to Mr. Harry L. Flash and the Neale Publishing Company for "Stonewall Jackson" by Henry Lynden Flash; to Mr. Will Henry Thompson and G. P. Putnam's Sons for "The High Tide at Gettysburg"; to Mr. Isaac R. Sherwood and G. P. Putnam's Sons for "Albert Sidney Johnston" by Kate Brownlee Sherwood; to Mrs. Benjamin Sledd and G. P. Putnam's Sons for "United" by Benjamin Sledd. An extract from "Home Folks" by James Whitcomb Riley, copyright, 1900, is used by permission of the publishers, The Bobbs Merrill Company. The poems, "Lexington" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Building of the Ship" and "The Cumberland" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Yorktown" by John Greenleaf Whittier, "Fredericksburg" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, "Kearny at Seven Pines" by E. C. Stedman, and "Robert E. Lee" by Julia Ward Howe are printed by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company.

CONTENTS

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THE FLAG GOES BY 1

OLD GLORY 3

IN THE LIGHT OF THE OLD NORTH CHURCH 19

LEXINGTON 23

ON THE EVE OF BUNKER HILL 27

THE FLAG OF FORT STANWIX 31

THE KNIGHT OF THE SEA 39

WHERE THE STARS AND STRIPES UNFURLED 51

THE SURRENDER OF BURGOYNE 56

THE YOKE OF BRITAIN BROKEN 57

YORKTOWN 60

FROM THE OTHER SIDE 62

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER 66

THE DEFENSE OF THE CRESCENT CITY 68

THE CIVIL WAR 77

CHARLESTON 79

FREDERICKSBURG 81

CIVIL WAR 82

'ROUND SHILOH CHURCH 84

ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSTON 91

OLD GLORY AT SHILOH 96

THE FLAG OF THE CUMBERLAND 100

THE CUMBERLAND 104

THE MONITOR 107

THE CRUISE OF THE MONITOR 110

THE NIGHT OF CHANTILLY 114

KEARNEY AT SEVEN PINES 120

THE CAVALRY CHARGE 122

AN IMMORTAL TWAIN 125

STONEWALL JACKSON 132

THE HIGH TIDE AT GETTYSBURG 133

UNITED 138

OLD HEART OF OAK 140

FARRAGUT 151

PINE AND PALM 154

THE CONQUERED BANNER 157

THE CONQUERED BANNER 159

DEATH OF GRANT 162

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