The Dec 5th, 1866 edition of the Buffalo Commercial Newspaper details the turn over of the Fenian arms and the Fenian Flag which were taken by US Authorities on board the USS Michigan.
The Article is packed with interesting Fenian information, from:
o Whatever happened to the Fenian Property taken onboard the USS Michigan,
o The specific military equipment carried, confiscated and inventoried as well as the details of the return of those items,
o The officers and companies of the 7th Buffalo Regiment, Irish Republican Army,
o The solidarity the Fenians still had toward the US and the crew of the Michigan and a show of there was no resentment to what happened,
o What was to happen to the arms once given back to the Fenians (auctioned off)
o And most importantly, the flag of the 7th Buffalo Regiment made by the Fenian Sisterhood.
This Fenian flag did go on display the following day at a rally and one of the speakers points to it, stating it was at the battle of Ridgeway and had a few bullet holes in it, but was never sullied by the touch of an Englishman.