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Thursday, May 23, 1861.+-

Washington, DC.

In afternoon, President and Mrs. Lincoln and many others, including Army Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas, attend a flag presentation ceremony at Camp Cameron, located near Washington, DC. A newspaper reports that the "patriotic ladies of New York" presented "a beautiful and rich National flag" to the New York Seventh Regiment. "The raising of the flag was of course greeted with deafening huzzas, accompanied by the music of the regimental band to the tune of the Star-Spangled Banner." Evening Star (Washington, D. C.), 24 May 1861, 3:2; The Sun (Baltimore, MD), 24 May 1861, 2:3; National Republican (Washington, DC), 24 May 1861, 3:1.