Mobile Advertiser & Register
June 16, 1861
BANNER QUEERLY SAVED- A splendid banner is hung up in the Express office at
Manassas, the property of the Alexandria Riflemen, who are encamped there. This flag was the object of the strictest
search by Ellsworth’s fire hounds; but it was saved from desecration by a
patriotic lady, who took it from the staff and smuggled it down the street by
the aid of crinoline, in the face of the enemy, and finally contrived to bring
it safely concealed to the Confederate troops.