[Fwd: MIL: Honor to Our Braves (Antietam #9)]
> LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, October 8, 1862.
> HONOR TO OUR BRAVES. - An officer of Gen. McClellan's staff arrived in
> Washington yesterday with no less than thirty-nine rebel standards, captured
> by our army on the field of Antietam. The rebel troops who fought in that
> battle were no raw levies quick to leave their colors; they were veterans,
> who had fought in many battles, and had learned, with soldierly spirit, to
> regard the loss of colors or cannon as a bitter disgrace to a soldier. It
> was hard fighting which gained for our brave fellows these trophies, wrested
> from the enemy in the severest struggle of the war.
> We have reason to feel proud of such tokens of the valor of our
> soldiers; and the more so when we read in the despatch [sic] of Gen.
> McClellan that in the same battle where these thirty-nine standards were
> captured from the enemy, our own brave boys did not lose a stand of colors
> or a gun. This is the finest record an army can have, because it
> demonstrated the individual bravery and martial spirit of the men who have
> learned to regard as the most sacred emblem of their profession the flag
> which they carry into battle.
> _ The New York Post, Thursday._