General Stuart's New Aid
Harper's Weekly, April 4, 1863
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“Instead of friends, I see in those statesmen of Washington only mortal enemies. Instead of loving and worshipping the old flag of the stars and stripes, I see in it only the symbol of murder, plunder, oppression, and shame! ”
Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy. From her book "My Imprisonment and the First Year of Abolition Rule at Washington," (London: Richard Bently, 1863), 4.
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