Excerpt from George Washington's Visions and prophecies,
"Instantly a light as of a thousand suns shone down from above me, and pierced
and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America. At the same
moment the angel upon whose head still shone the word Union, and who bore our
national flag in one hand and a sword in the other, descended from the heavens
attended by legions of white spirits. These immediately joined the inhabitants
of America, who I perceived were well nigh overcome, but who immediately taking
courage again, closed up their broken ranks and renewed the battle."