Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A correspondent, giving an account of the battle of Winchester, says:

‘Among the acts of chivalry performed on the field was one by private Graham, of the 84th Pennsylvania. He carried the regimental standard. The left hand, which held it, was shot off, but before the Star Spangled Banner fell to the ground, he grasped it in the remaining hand and held it triumphantly. The right arm was next disabled, but before the colors fell he was killed by the third ball. He was a native of the Emerald Isle.'

– Published in The Appleton Crescent, Appleton, Wisconsin, Saturday, April 26, 1862

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