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(Column 1)Summary: Describes James Sophthed's attempt to sell the Confederate money used by rebel troops during their occupation of Chambersburg. He was duped and given counterfeit money.
Trailer: "James Sophthed"New York Quiet
(Column 2)Summary: Describes happenings in New York, including details on Governor Seymour, Bishop Hughes, the riot, and Coney Island.Major General Ulysses S. Grant
(Column 3)Summary: Summarizes Gen. Grant's military career. Praises the "rich fruits of his brilliant military operations" manifested by the free navigation of the Mississippi River.PHILADELPHIA
(Column 5)Summary: Describes happenings in Pittsburg and Philadelphia, including the Union State Convention, government loans, the Christian Commission, and the draft.Prothonotary
(Column 5)Summary: "South Wash." recommends K. Shannon Taylor for Prothonotary. The author also mentions cattle lost during the rebel occupation.
(Names in announcement: Maj. K. Shannon Taylor, Taylor, Taylor)Trailer: South Wash.Gov. Curtin And The Militia
(Column 6)Summary: Prints the speech of Gov. Curtin to the discharged 20th Regiment. Curtin praised the regiment for its courage in protecting its country during the rebel invasion.
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Rebel Barbarities In East Tennessee
(Column 1)Summary: Describes brutalities committed by the rebel troops on civilians in East Tennessee, including false arrests, executions, murder, hangings, and torturings.Judge Kelly On Negro Troops
(Column 3)Summary: Prints the address of Judge Kelly on black troops. Kelly favored giving the black man an opportunity to "prove his manhood" through military service.Gettysburg College
(Column 4)Summary: Describes the devastation of Gettysburg College and solicits contributions.Proposition To Hang "The Dutch."
(Column 4)Summary: Reprints an article from the Knoxville Register for the consideration of Northern Germans. The Knoxville Register recommended the hanging of every captured "Dutchmen," for whom Southerners felt less sympathy than for the "Ethiopian."
Origin of Article: Knoxville RegisterEditorial Comment: The Repository reprints an article from the Knoxville Register, an "organ of Jeff. Davis," for the "consideration of those Germans here and elsewhere, who have been led, against their better judgment and the tradition of their Faderland, by copperhead demagogues, to sympathize with the rebels, or at least to place themselves in an attitude of opposition to the administration of the United States Government. We think that with this knowledge of what the rebels think of the Germans and how they purpose to treat them, any German who still blindly follows their Copperhead leaders, is utterly destitute of self-respect and of brotherly feeling for the gallant Germans in our army:"[No Title]
(Column 5)Summary: Describes the eloquence of Major McCook before the Union Convention of Ohio.[No Title]
(Column 5)Summary: Reports the participation of the Hon. R. C. Grier, formerly of the U. S. Supreme Court, in a Union War Meeting in Williamsport, Pa.[No Title]
(Column 5)Summary: Describes Union prospects in war as "bright." Calls for courage in support of the government and that "gallant" armies in the field.[No Title]
(Column 5)Summary: Relates propositions by the Confederacy for peace to recent defeats of Lee and the taking of Vicksburg.[No Title]
(Column 5)Summary: Provides an anecdote about gender relations within the household.
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Brief War Items
(Column 1)Summary: Reports brief items of war news, including the progress of the black regiment, the 55th Massachusetts, in North Carolina; losses at Vicksburg; the actions of the Army of the Cumberland; the drilling of the 1st Kansas Colored Regiment; the discharge of a total of 135,000 soldiers for medical reasons; Rhode Island's care of drafted men; support for emancipation and repeal of the Act of Secession in North Carolina; the organization of the Invalid Corps.; actions at Port Hudson; the conversion of Hon. Albert Gallatin Brown to Unionism; provisions for the dead at Gettysburg; the sacrifices of the McCook family; and Lincoln's dispatches to Gen. Meade.
Union County Convention
(Column 1)Summary: Announces a meeting of the Union men of Franklin County.
(Names in announcement: Geo. Eyster)Trailer: Geo. Eyster, Chairman Union Co. Com.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Urges voters to elect "prudent and faithful" delegates.The President's Thanksgiving Proclamation
(Column 1)Summary: Reminds readers of Lincoln's proclamation of a day of thanksgiving for recent victories.Judge Woodward And Foreigners
(Column 2)Summary: Continues the Repository's argument with the Spirit over attitude of the Democrat candidate for governor, Judge Woodward, toward foreigners. The Repository asserts that Woodward motioned to exclude immigrants from voting or holding office in Pennsylvania.Val. Keeping Rebel Courage Up
(Column 4)Summary: Ridicules a recent speech by Vallandigham in which he asserts Southern readiness for peace. Reprints articles from numerous Southern papers favoring the punishment of "traitorous" behavior.Death Of Hon. J. J. Crittenden
(Column 5)Summary: Announces the death of Hon. John Jay Crittenden on July 26. Details his long political career, including mention of his compromise providing guarantees for slavery in the Southern states.[No Title]
(Column 5)Summary: Responds to the Philadelphia Inquirer's accusation of enormous fraud in government supply contracts. Asserts that Gov. Curtin had no control over furnishing supplies for the army because federal authorities maintained complete control.[No Title]
(Column 6)Summary: Reprints the Pittsburgh Daily Post's assertion that Alex. K. McClure "seems puzzled to know where to commence the attack" on the Democrats. Responds that the Repository would consider Woodward and Lowrie's loyal credentials if the Post could produce them.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Alex. K. McClure)
(Column )Summary: Notes a meeting of the Union State Convention to nominate candidates for governor and supreme judge. Alex. K. McClure is the Representative Delegate to the convention.
(Names in announcement: Alex. K. McClure)
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(Column )Summary: Criticizes the inconstancy of the Copperheads. To opponents of black enlistment, Copperheads declare a "white man's war." To government calls for white enlistments, Copperheads cry "nigger war." To opponents of black enlistment, Copperheads charge racial inequality.
Full Text of Article:Brig. Gen. Alexander Hamilton Coffroth, M. C
When the Government calls for negro soldiers to defend the Old Flag and preserve the Republic, the copperheads indignantly declare that this "is a white man's war" and they alone shall win our battles, and must not fight on equality with negroes. When the government calls for white volunteers, they denounce the war as a "nigger war" and discourage enlistments by declaring that the "nigger-worshippers" must fight it out. When the authorities refuse negroes as substitutes for white men who are drafted, they denounce the government because it does not regard the negro soldier as on perfect equality with the white. "Father," said an inspiring youth, "you must either quit praying or swearing, I don't care much which!"
(Column 1)Summary: Mocks Brig. Gen. Alexander Hamilton who missed action at Gettysburg, but went to Harrisburg to recover damages.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Urges the cooperation of Union men in Maryland.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Reprints an article in the Fulton Democrat that criticizes the draft.
Editorial Comment: "The Fulton Democrat, edited by the member of the Democratic State Committee for this district, seems exceedingly ambitious to get up a small draft riot in Fulton County. In a late issue an editorial review of the conscription bill thus apologizes for the copperhead thieves and murderers of New York:"[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Reports Jefferson Davis's desire to murder captured Union officers.The Draft Constitutional
(Column 1)Summary: Reports a case and verdict that established the constitutionality of the draft.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Notes the arrival in St. Louis from New Orleans of the first steamer, the Albert Pierce, since the Union troops gained control of the Mississippi.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Describes the policy of the Union that viewed outfitting rebel ships in Great Britain as unfriendly acts.The Retaliation Order
(Column 2)Summary: Prints an order by Lincoln concerning retaliation. The order specified that for every Union soldier executed, one rebel soldier would be executed in retaliation and for every Union soldier sold or enslaved, one rebel soldier would be forced into heavy labor.
Full Text of Article:IMPORTANT FROM NORTH CAROLINA
War Department Adj't Gen's Office, Washington, July 31--General Orders, No. 252. The following order of the President is published for the information and government of all concerned:
Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., July 30, 1863--It is the duty of every Government to give protection to its citizens, of whatever class, color or condition, and especially to those who are duly organized as soldiers in the public service. The law of nations, and the usages and customs of war, as carried on by civilized powers, permit no distinction as to color in the treatment of prisoners of war as public enemies. To sell or enslave any captured person on account of his color, and for no offense against the laws of war, is a relapse into barbarism, and a crime against the civilization of the age.
The Government of the United States will give the same protection to all its soldiers, and if the enemy shall sell or enslave any one because of his color, the offense shall be punished by retaliation upon the enemy's prisoners in our possession. It is therefore ordered, that for every soldier of the United States killed in violation of the law, a Rebel soldier shall be executed, and for every one enslaved by the enemy or sold into slavery, a Rebel soldier shall be placed at hard labor on the public works, and continued at such labor until the other shall be released and receive the treatment due to a prisoner of war.
(Signed) Abraham Lincoln.
By order of the Secretary of War.
(Signed) E.D. Townsend,
Assistant Adjutant General.
(Column 3)Summary: Reports grumblings in North Carolina against Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy.From The Army Of The Potomac
(Column 3)Summary: Describes the progress of Gen. Buford across the Rappahannock in driving Stuart's cavalry before him. Union reconnaissance confirmed the concentration of Lee's forces near Culpeper.Rebel Conscription In West Tennessee
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that the conscription of men between 18 and 45 years in West Tennessee.Died
(Column 4)Summary: On August 4th, in Chambersburg, Richard Burden, died at age 81.Died
(Names in announcement: Mr. Richard Burdens)
(Column 4)Summary: On July 20th, near Frederick, Md., James R. Weagley died at age 88 years, 6 months and 21 days.Died
(Names in announcement: James R. Weagley)
(Column 4)Summary: On May 24th, in Canton Ill., George Kieffer died at 65 years. He was a native of Franklin County and the brother of Dewalt Kieffer. He lived many years in Clearspring Md., and then moved to Canton 5 years ago.Died
(Names in announcement: Mr. George Kieffer, Mr. Dewalt Kieffer)
(Column 4)Summary: On July 31st, at Strasburg, after a lingering illness, Samuel Gilmore, Esq., died at age 66.Died
(Names in announcement: Samuel GilmoreEsq.)
(Column 4)Summary: On July 8th, George A. Anderson died suddenly, at Quincy, at age 56.Died
(Names in announcement: George A. Anderson)
(Column 4)Summary: On June 1st, at Camp Falmouth, Va., Corporal McGinness, 104th Reg't P. V., died at age 21.
(Names in announcement: Corporal George H. C. McGinness)
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Franklin County Officers
(Column 1)Summary: Lists Franklin County officers commissioned in the volunteer service, except in the three months service as follows: COLONELS: Charles T. Campbell, Mar. 4, 1862, 57th; Frederick S. Stumbaugh, Sep. 20, 1861, 77th; Samuel P. Spear, Aug. 20, 1862,11th Cavalry, (from reg. army); James B. Elder, Aug. 13, 1862,126th. Cols. Campbell and Stumbaugh both resigned to be appointed as Brigadier Generals. Gen Campbell serves under Gen. Pope and Stumbaugh retired since enough generals had been appointed. LIEUTENANT COLONELS: Peter B. Housum, 77th, Oct. 11, 1861+; R. W. McAllen, 107th, Nov. 7, 1861*; James MacThompson, 107th, Dec. 21, 1862 (Major, Oct. 17, 1862, Capt., B, Oct. 5, 1861); D. Watson Rowe, 126th, Aug. 13, 1862 (Capt., K, Aug. 8, 1862). MAJORS: James C. Austin, 126th, Aug. 13, 1862 (Capt. B, Aug. 9, 1862)*; Robert S. Brownson, 126th, Dec. 23, 1862 (Capt., C, Aug. 9 1862). CAPTAINS: Wm. D. Dickson, D. 6th Res., April 24, 1861; Wilson Reilly, K, 12th Res., April 24, 1861*; John S. Eyster, K. 12th Res., July 18, 1861*; Hezekiah Easton, A, 1st Art., Aug. 5, 1861+; Mark Kearns, G, 1st Art., Sept. 14, 1861+; Samuel R. McKesson, A, 77th, Sept. 28, 1861*; John E. Walker, A, 77th, Feb. 3, 1863; Joseph Thomas, H, 77th, March 31, 1863*; ALex. J. Stevens, Battery B, Dec. 6, 1862; John T. Dick, H, 107th, Nov. 7, 1861*; A. Jackson Brand, K, 107th, Oct. 8, 1861*; Benjamin Rhodes, K, 107th, Nov. 24, 1862; Robert B. Ward, D, 107th, Oct. 28, 1861; John Doebler, A, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862; Wm. H. Davidson, B, 126th, Aug. 20, 1862; James P. McCulloch, C, 126th, Dec. 23, 1862; John H. Reed, D, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862*; J. Courtney Hullinger, D, 126th, Jan. 29, 1863; Wm. W. Walker, E, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862; George L. Miles, G, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862; John H. Walker, H, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862; Andrew R. Davison, K, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862; Elias K. Lehman, B, 158th, Nov. 4, 1862; Archibald R. Rhea, D, 158th, Nov. 4, 1862; Wm. T. Barnetz, E, 158th, Nov. 4, 1862; Wm. E. McDowell, I, 158th, Nov. 4, 1862; Wm. H. Sollenberger, H, 16th Cavalry, Oct. 28, 1862*; A. H. Snyder, H, 16th Cavalry, March 12, 1863; L. B. Kurtz, G, 17th Cavalry, Oct. 30, 1862; C. A. Funk, A, 165th, Nov. 4, 1862. FIRST LIEUTENANTS: D. Vance, D, 6th Res., April 24, 1861*; J. A. Davison, D, 6th Res., Aug. 1, 1862; R. L. Fletcher, K, 12th Res., July 18, 1861*; J. Little, K, 12th Res., Sept. 13, 1861*; Wm. H. Sollenberger, A, 1st Art., May 24, 1861*; C. T. Campbell, A, 1st Art., Dec. 21, 1861*; H. E. Pahgrove, A, 1st Art., May 24, 1861*; Barnes, C, 1st., July 27, 1861*; W. H. Shorb, G, 55th, May 26, 1863; J. E. Walker, A, 77th, Feb.3, 1863; H. R. Thompason, C, 77th, July 27, 1862; J. F. Shattuck, H, 77th, Mar. 31, 1862*; S. M. McDowell, Bat. B, Dec. 6, 1861; T. Myers, K, 107th, Dec. 31, 1862; J. S. Nimon, D, 11th Cavalry, Sept. 10, 1861; B. F. Winger, D, 2d Art., Aug. 23, 1862; J. Stewart, A, 126th, Aug, 9, 1862; G. W. Welsh, A, 126th, Aug. 15, 1862; S. Hornbraker, C, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862*; J. P. McCulloch, C, 126th, Feb. 18, 1863; J. Cook, C, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862*; G. F. Platt, C, 126th, Dec. 3, 1862; G. N. Walker, E, 126th, Aug., 9, 1862; S. O. McCurdy, G, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862; W. H. Mackey, H, 126th, Aug. 26th, 1862; J. G. Rowe, K, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862; M. D. Miller, B, 158th, Nov. 4, 1862; J. S. Snively, D, 158th, Nov. 4th, 1862; W. S. Maxwell, E, 158th, Nov. 21, 1862; J. Rock, G, 158th, Nov.4, 1862; J. Beaver, I, 158th, Nov.4, 1862; S. B. Barnes, H, 16th Cav., Mar. 12, 1863; D. Snively, G, 17th Cav., Oct. 6, 1862; G. Glass, A, 165th, Nov.4, 1862+; W. N. Horner, A, 165th, Jan.2, 1863*; M. B. Wright, A, 165th, May 27, 1863. SECOND LIEUTENANTS: G. Cook, K, 107th, Oct. 8, 1861*; A. C. Landis, K, 107th, Dec. 31, 1862; J. H. Aughinbaugh, D, 11th Cav., Sept. 10, 1861*; E. A. Minnich, I, 11th Cav., Oct. 14, 1862; W. McLenegan, A, 126th, Aug. 15, 1862; J. S. Trout, C, 126th Aug. 9, 1862; J. C. Hullinger, D, 126th, Au. 9, 1862; C. McCauley, D, 126th, Dec. 3, 1862; T. J. Nill, E, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862; H. H. Breneman, E, 126th, Aug. 15, 1862; H. C. Fortescue, G, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862+; B. F. Zook, G, 126th, Dec. 18, 1862; J. W. Fletcher, H, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862; J. W. P. Reed, K, 126th, Aug. 9, 1862;A. Franklin, B, 158th, Nov. 4, 1862; J. Hassler, D, 158th, Nov. 4, 1862; S. M. Hosflick, E, 158th, Nov. 21, 1862; J. L. Ritchey, F, 158th, Mar. 18, 1863; W. Stover, G, 158th, Nov.4, 1862; J. W. Jones, I, 158th, Nov.4, 1862; A. McDowell, B, 15th Cav., Oct. 1, 1862*; V. Bohn, H, 16th Cav., Oct. 28, 1862; J. S. Armstrong, H, 16th Cav., Mar. 23, 1863*; W. R. Kreps, G, 17th Cav., Oct. 30, 1862; W. N. Horner, a, 165th, Nov. 4, 1862; F. Ditzler, A, 165th, Jan.2, 1863*; A. S. Oyer, A, 165th, June 5, 1863; W. Burgess, D, 6th Res., May 31, 1861; E. D. Reed, K, 12th Res., July 18, 1861; W. Stitt, A, 1st Artillery, Aug.5, 1861*; J. L. Deitrich, A, 1st Art., Mar.6, 1862*; P. Cummings, A, 1st Art., Jan. 25, 1863; M. Kearns, G, 1st Art., Aug. 2, 1861; M. W. Houser, C, 57th, Jan. 6, 1863; J. Thomas, A, 77th, Sept. 28, 1861; A. Bennett, A, 77th, March 31, 1862*. CHAPLAINS: Rev. Pomeroy, 32d, Sept. 16, 1862; Rev. McKee, 116th, Sept. 11, 1862*; Rev. Chapman, 123d, Aug. 21, 1862*; Rev. Niccolls, 126th, Au. 19, 1862*; Rev. Ault, 126th, Nov. 23, 1862. MISCELLANEOUS: J. Stewart, Adjutant, 126th, Aug. 15, 1862; T. J. Nill, Q. Master, 126th, Aug. 15, 1862. Men marked with "*" were resigned or discharged, and those marked with "+" died or were killed in service.The Crops
(Names in announcement: Col. Charles T. Campbell, Col. Frederick S. Stumbaugh, Col. Samuel P. Spear, Col. James G. Elder, Lieut. Col. Peter B. Housum, Lieut. Col. R. W. McAllen, Lieut. Col. James MacThompson, Lieut. Col. George Stetzel, Lieut. Col. D. Watson Rowe, Maj. James C. Austin, Maj. Robert S. Brownson, Capt. Wm. D. Dickson, Capt. Wilson Reilly, Capt. John S. Eyster, Capt. Hezekiah Easton, Capt. Mark Kearns, Capt. Samuel R. McKesson, Capt. John E. Walker, Capt. Joseph Thomas, Capt. Alex. J. Stevens, Capt. John T. Dick, Capt. A. Jackson Brand, Capt. Benjamin Rhodes, Capt. Robert B. Ward, Capt. John Doebler, Capt. Wm. H. Davidson, Capt. James P. McCulloch, Capt. John H. Reed, Capt. J. Courtney Hullinger, Capt. Wm. W. Walker, Capt. George L. Miles, Capt. John H. Walker, Capt. Andrew R. Davison, Capt. Elias K. Lehman, Capt. Archibald R. Rhea, Capt. Wm. T. Barnetz, Capt. Wm. E. McDowell, Capt. Wm. H. Sollenberger, Capt. A. H. Snyder, Capt. Luther B. Kurtz, Capt. Charles A. Funk, 1st Lieut. David Vance, 1st Lieut. Jos. A Davison, 1st Lieut. T. L. Fletcher, 1st Lieut. Jesse Little, 1st Lieut. C. T. Campbell, 1st Lieut. H. E. Palsgrove, 1st Lieut. Sol. Barnes, 1st Lieut. William Shorb, 1st Lieut. Henry R. Thompson, 1st Lieut. James F. Shattuck, 1st Lieut. Samuel M. McDowell, 1st Lieut. Thomas Myers, 1st Lieut. John S. Nimon, 1st Lieut. B. F. Winger, 1st Lieut. John Stewart, 1st Lieut. George W. Welsh, 1st Lieut. Samuel Hornbraker, 1st Lieut. Jeremiah Cook, 1st Lieut. G. F. Platt, 1st Lieut. Geo. N. Walker, 1st Lieut. Stephen O. McCurdy, 1st Lieut. William H. Mackey, 1st Lieut. John G. Rowe, 1st Lieut. Michael D. Miller, 1st Lieut. Jacob S. Snively, 1st Lieut. Wm. S. Maxwell, 1st Lieut. Joseph Rock, 1st Lieut. John Beaver, 1st Lieut. Sol. B. Barnes, 1st Lieut. Daniel Snively, 1st Lieut. Geo. Glass, 1st Lieut. W. Newton Horner, 1st Lieut. Martin B. Wright, 2nd Lieut. Geo. Cook, 2nd Lieut. Alex. C. Landis, 2nd Lieut. James H. Aughinbaugh, 2nd Lieut. Ed. A. Minnich, 2nd Lieut. Wm. McLenegan, 2nd Lieut. Jacob S. Trout, 2nd Lieut. Clay McCauley, 2nd Lieut. Henry H. Breneman, 2nd Lieut. Henry C. Fortescue, 2nd Lieut. Benj. F. Zook, 2nd Lieut. Josiah W. Fletcher, 2nd Lieut. John W. P. Reed, 2nd Lieut. Adam Franklin, 2nd Lieut. John Hassler, 2nd Lieut. Samuel Hoaflick, 2nd Lieut. John L. Ritchey, 2nd Lieut. William Stover, 2nd Lieut. John W. Jones, 2nd Lieut. A. McDowell, 2nd Lieut. Valentine Bohn, 2nd Lieut. J. S. Armstrong, 2nd Lieut. Wm. R. Kreps, 2nd Lieut. Franklin Ditzler, 2nd Lieut. Abram S. Oyer, 2nd Lieut. Wm. Burgess, 2nd Lieut. E. D. Reed, 2nd Lieut. Wm. Stitt, 2nd Lieut. Jacob L. Deitrich, 2nd Lieut. Peter Cummings, 2nd Lieut. M. W. Houser, 2nd Lieut. Arthur Bennett, Rev. J. J. Pomeroy, Rev. Edward McKee, Rev. H. L. Chapman, Rev. Sam'l J. Niccolls, Rev. John Ault, Adjutant John Stewart)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports on the crop situation. The wheat crop did well, but the clover and corn crops were lost or short because of the rebel occupation.(No Title)
(Column 2)Summary: Lists the convalescents of the 158th. Most of the drafted men from Franklin County reached Harrisburg the previous week under the care of Rev. Hartman and under the leadership of Col. McKibbin.
(Names in announcement: Col. McKibbin, Rev. Daniel Hartman)Full Text of Article:A Beautiful Engraving
The convalescents of the 158th regiment, in which were most of the drafted men from this county, reached Harrisburg last week, in care of Rev. Daniel Hartman. The regiment, if not there by this time, will be there in a very few days and the men will be mustered out, and discharged. It is conceded on all hands that our drafted men from Pennsylvania made excellent soldiers, and none surpassed Col. McKibbin's command in all the qualities which make valuable and reliable men in the service. We doubt not that many of them will volunteer after they have been home a little time, and again enter the service during the war. Being experienced men, they will be entitled to the liberal bounty of over $400 should they enlist.
(Column 2)Summary: Announces that Rev. Stine, who served at Antietam, crafted an engraving entitled "Christ Blessing Little Children."Another Outrage Committed By A Drunken Soldier
(Names in announcement: Rev. I. J. Stine)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that a soldier stabbed George Bell, an old and crippled black resident of Carrstown, without any provocation or warning. The soldier was confined in jail.
(Names in announcement: George Bell)Full Text of Article:A Meeting
George Bell, an old and crippled negro of respectability, residing in Carrstown, while sitting at his window on Monday afternoon last, was approached by a soldier who was engaging him in a rather friendly conversation, when another soldier came up, and without any provocation or warning, stabbed the poor, old, inoffensive negro in the breast with his bayonet. The fellow, we believe, was arrested and is now confined in jail. We have no positive assurance that this wretch was drunk, but for the sake of humanity, and the company he disgraces, we give him this plea.
(Column 3)Summary: Describes a meeting of the Union League of Chambersburg. President Reed chaired the meeting in which a letter from Hon. Kelly was read explaining his absence and nominations for officers were taken.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: President Reed, Hon. William D. Kelly, B. L. Maurer, G. O. Seilhamer)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that St. Thomas resident, Corp. Rorabaugh, of Co. H, 16th Pa. Cavalry, was wounded near Shephardstown, Virginia, on July 16 and died the next day, at the age 31 years, 8 months, and 4 days. He leaves a wife and child.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Corp. Samuel Rorabaugh, Mrs. Rorabaugh, Rorabaugh)
(Column 3)Summary: Announces the Christian Commission's suggestion for collections in all the churches for the aid of sick and wounded soldiers.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Notes the death of Hench, of Perry County, who served under Capt. W. Reilly in the McClure Rifles.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Francis H. Hench, Capt. W. Reilly)
(Column 3)Summary: Notes the intention of the Directors of the Waynesboro Saving Fund to meet on Aug. 10th to dissolve the partnership and to organize a Bank under the act of Congress.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Mentions an official order directing that all drafted men from Franklin, Bedford, Fulton, Juniata, Adams, Somerset, and other counties to meet at Carlisle.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Announces that "The Provost Marshal General has decided that substitutes between the ages of 18 and 20 may be furnished by drafted men if physically qualified for the service."
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