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Southern journalist urges the South to reclaim the "Star-Spangled Banner" as a southern patriotic song

"The Stars and Bars," first national flag of the Confederate States, 1861
The Charleston correspondent of the Richmond Examiner urges "let us never surrender to the North the noble song, the 'Star-Spangled Banner.'  It is southern in its origin; in sentiment, poetry, and song; in its association with chivalrous deeds, it is ours ..."  The song had been widely featured at numerous rallies in the North in the past few weeks as a patriotic and Union-supporting song.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Frank Moore, The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), I: 20.