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Philadelphia, Miss D. L. Dix, of Washington, D. C., and the authors of our songs who have furnished autograph copies of them, with many others too numerous to name here, but whose favors have been credited elsewhere in the text.

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“When the standard of the Union is raised and waves over my head — the standard which Washington planted on the ramparts of the Constitution, God forbid that I should inquire whom the people have commissioned to unsurl it, and bear it up; I only ask in what manner, as an humble individual, I can best discharge my duty in defending it."

DANIEL WEBSTER,

“There are two things holy, — the flag which represents military honor, and the law which represents the national right.”

VICTOR HUGO.

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OF THE

FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES

OF

A MERICA,

AND OF THE

NAVAL AND YACHT-CLUB SIGNALS, SEALS, AND ARMS,

AND PRINCIPAL NATIONAL SONGS OF

THE UNITED STATES,

With a Chronicle

OF

THE SYMBOLS, STANDARDS, BANNERS, AND FLAGS OF

ANCIENT AND MODERN NATIONS.

BY

GEO. HENRY PREBLE,

REAR-ADMIRAL U. S. N.

SECOND REVISED EDITION.

Ellustrated with Ten Colored Plates, Two Hundred Engravings on wood,

and flaps and Autographies.

BOSTON:

A. WILLIAMS AND COMPANY,

283 WASHINGTON STREET.

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