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