Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Interesting Incident at Camp Curtin,” April 25, 1861

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    “Interesting Incident at Camp Curtin,” Cleveland (OH) Herald, April 25, 1861, p. 2: 2.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    The following is an extract from a letter received from one of the Cleveland Grays by a friend in this city. It omens success. The eagle, like the people, is proud of the American Flag.

    “An interesting incident took place at Camp Curtin, 1 1-2 miles from here (Harrisburg), on Saturday. As they were about raising an American Flag, an Eagle came from some unknown source and sailed majestically around and over the Camp until the Stars and Stripes reached their lofty height, when he took his flight in a direct line and was lost to view. He did not seem at all alarmed by the deafening cheers which burst forth from 4,000 American troops, but seemed to enjoy them.”

    The person referred to as writer of the above is J. B. Dutton. He says not a man of them could be hired to come back to Cleveland at any price. They care nothing for their privations, for living on bread and beef and sleeping on the floor.

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