Franklin Repository: August 26, 1863Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
(Column 1)Summary: Prints excerpts from several articles in Confederate papers that contradict Vallandigham's declaration that the Southern people would not submit to the pressure of arms.From Vicksburg
(Column 2)Summary: Describes one regiment's actions in driving Johnson from his stronghold in Jackson. The letter also discusses the rumor that Grant will supercede Meade.
Editorial Comment: "We are permitted to make the following extracts from a private letter, dated Vicksburg, August 1, 1863, written by a gentleman over sixty years of age, and once a resident of Chambersburg:"[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: A meeting of War Democrats met in Indianapolis favored the vigorous prosecution of the war.Washington
(Column 4)Summary: Describes news from Washington including the strategy to catch "cobblers" (drunks), the Milroy Court of Inquiry, "gambling hells," and the actions of the Army of the Potomac.
(Column 5)Summary: Reports the actions of General Rosseau, Northern Copperheads, and black regiments as well as news on the draft and elections.
Full Text of Article:A Visit To The Hospitals
Speech of Gen. Rosseau--He Advocates the Extermination of Slavery--The Cry of Northern Copperheads for the Union as it Was--The Colored Regiment Off to Charleston--The Draft--The Union Primary Elections--The Campaign Opened--Union State Committee Rooms.
Correspondence of the Franklin Repository.
Philadelphia, Aug. 22, 1863.
Gen. Rosseau made a speech from the balcony of the Continental Hotel, a few nights since, in which he boldly advocated the abolition of Slavery, as an institution that should not exist in an enlightened Government. Slavery had produced the war, and as the perpetuity of the Union with Slavery was impossible, it must be exterminated. The views of Gen. Rosseau are fast becoming those of all loyal Southerners. He is a Kentuckian, and a large slaveholder, who has done good service in this war. The Northern Copperhead, he said was a more dangerous and contemptible individual than the Secessionist, and he administered to them a terrible flagellation. The speech was heard by immense crowd, and was loudly applauded.
When slaveholders who understand the cause of our present difficulties, are willing to strike at the root of them, although in so doing they suffer pecuniary loss, and inaugurate to them an untried system of labor, the Northern Copperhead is rendering himself ridiculous by insisting that Slavery, with all its barbarities and wrongs, shall be unharmed, and the union be continued as it was. The Union as it was would be a restoration of all our former ills--Davis, Breckinridge, Toombs & Co. would occupy seats in the U.S. Senate. Floyd, or some kindred spirit, would occupy the War Department, and steal all the public property. Northern sentiment would again be made subservient to Southern despotism, and before the lapse of a score of years, the bloody drama of the last two years would be re-enacted. Whatever else may grow out of this terrible contest, I trust it will not produce "the Union as it was." Let the only disturbing cause be removed, and we will have a Union which will withstand all the attacks of foes from abroad, or traitors within.
The regiment of colored troops, which has for some time been recruiting at Chelton Hill, embarked a few days since for Charleston, where, it is not improbable, they have already been engaged in the attack on the fortifications of that doomed city. The troops, when encamped near this city, conducted themselves with great propriety; and many officers, who saw them drill, speak favorably of their soldierly qualifications. The prejudice against the negro, which prevented him early in the war from taking part in the contest, has disappeared entirely, and the people have wisely concluded, that the negro may as well be shot at as the white man.
In the Wards where the subject has been disposed of, the exemptions from the draft have been unexpectedly large. The number of men mustered into the service has been so small, that apprehensions of another draft are felt in some quarters, but wish the one hundred thousand contrabands which Adjutant General Thomas expects to have equipped by autumn, this is not likely to occur, in view of the waning proportions of the rebellion.
At the primary meetings of the Union party, held in all the Wards of the city on Tuesday night last, the attendance was larger than at any previous p[r]eliminary meetings, within the memory of the oldest inhabitants. Many of the substantial citizens who never take any active part in political affairs were there; and many loyal Democrats freely participated in the proceedings. Rely upon it this city is right, and will speak in thunder tones in October against disloyalty.
The political campaign was opened this week by a Mass Meeting in the 13th Ward, which was largely attended, and great enthusiasm was manifested. A general ratification meeting will be held at Penn Square, on Wednesday evening next.
The State Committee are about to occupy their old quarters in the Commonwealth Buildings, on Chestnut Street, where in 1860, the Editor of the Repository, throughout a long and exciting campaign, presided with so much credit to himself, and so much advantage to the party.
(Column 6)Summary: Reports a tour of the hospitals in and near Annapolis, Md. The letter describes the conditions of the three hospitals--Parole, College Hill and Navy--as in good condition with cheerful patients. Those from Pennsylvania favor Curtin for governor. The
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THE SOUTHERN COAST
(Column 1)Summary: Discusses an expedition into North Carolina, Colonel Spear's 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry, the march to Weldon, Lieutenant Minnich's accident, chase of rebel General Ransom, and a visit to a female seminary.Banks And Grant At Vicksburg
(Column 4)Summary: Describes the meeting between Banks and Grant, the unique subterranean hiding places in Vicksburg, and the apparent abandonment of Mississippi by the rebels.
Editorial Comment: "The New Orleans Era gives an interesting account of the visit of Gen. Banks and staff to Gen. Grant at Vicksburg. We subjoin the following extract:"
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Brief War Items
(Column 1)Summary: Mentions brief items of war news including the poor financial circumstances of the Confederacy with twice the expenditures of the Union.
The Spirit For Curtin
(Column 1)Summary: Charges the Spirit with printing lies about Gov. Curtin. The authors argue that the Spirit's negative comments of Curtin will actually further his election.
Full Text of Article:The Union County Ticket
The Spirit is out for Curtin. True, it don't just exactly say that it wants him re-elected, nor does it cultivate the chaste and endearing in framing its compliments; but it's the Spirit's way, and we must take things as we find them when we can't make them better. Persons who don't understand that journal might call it vituperative in the highest degree, and declare it given to falsifying with a recklessness almost without a parallel; but things sometimes work by contraries, and the Spirit is one of that kind. Probably it was called into being in the sign of the crab, and can't help hoofing and clawing, because its nature forbids a straight forward movement either in theory or practice.
In its last issue it thus, in its own peculiar way, compliments Gov. Curtin's administration:
"It was thus 'faithful' when its sharks and harpies furnished 'shoddy' clothing which fell to pieces on the first wearing, shoes with pasteboard soles, damaged blankets unable even to withstand the gentle zephyrs of summer, spoiled meat and mouldy crackers, to the brave volunteers who first rushed to the defense of the flag; thus realizing millions of money out of their contracts, enabling them to roll in wealth and luxury; to raise their palatial marble mansions from the earth as if magic; to flash their diamonds in the saloons of pleasure and dissipation; to clothe their persons in the rare goods of Europe and Asia; to live in untold splendor and magnificence, on money plundered from the treasury and withheld from our brave volunteers, while those volunteers were bleeding and dying to preserve the integrity of our institutions."
The touching pathos, burning patriotism, brilliancy of delineation, and gems of historic beauty, which flash in dazzling splendor in the foregoing extract, point clearly to the profound political strategy of the Spirit, by which it means to re-elect Curtin by professing not to do it. Next to praising a man, the best way to make him friends and votes is to flood the community with bewildering defamation and falsehood; and as telling the truth is not exactly in the Spirit's line, it chooses the way in which it is most proficient to promote Gov. Curtin's election, and exhausts itself in an effort to see how many falsehoods may be crowded in a few lines.
Distasteful as is the Spirit's strategy in seeking the re-election of Governor Curtin we must henceforth regard it an auxiliary in the Union cause and the success of our worthy Executive. Nor is it an anomaly in its position. Somebody must burn their fingers when ches[t]nuts are to be pulled out of the fire, and scavengers are just as necessary to a community as gentlemen; and as the Spirit has chosen its duty, we can only look to the good it may accomplish and leave it and its infinitesimal conscience to arrange as to the means it employs. Of course it knows that Gov. Curtin never furnished "spoiled meat and mouldy crackers to the brave volunteers," for the reason that they were in the U.S. service, and were supplied by U. States officers; but as it wasn't trying or meaning to tell the truth, it had to assert that he did stare and poison the soldiers for the benefit of contractors, of whose business he had neither control or knowledge. Of course it knows that the "shoddy," "damaged blankets," which were defeated in a tilt with the "gentle zephyrs of summer," and the "shoes with pasteboard soles," so far as supplied by the State, were all furnished in contracts advertised and let to the lowest bidder, and control[l]ed and managed entirely by Quarter Master General Hale, who never voted anything else than a Democratic ticket in his life, and who was Surveyor of the Port under President Pierce. It is also well advised that a committee of the Legislature, headed by that stubborn Democratic Reformer, Mr. Rex, of Montgomery, after hearing all the testimony as to the furnishing of supplies by the State made a unanimous report, under oath, not only acquitting the Governor of all wrong, but commending his zeal, fidelity and integrity in the strongest terms. Still, as the Spirit means to defame Gov. Curtin into a re-election, it is consistent with itself and its purpose in shutting its eyes to the light of truth, and in drawing bewitching pictures of Oriental splendor, and harrowing up the public soul by portraying monstrous wrongs on the part of remorseless officials.
We don't exactly object to the Spirit aiding in the re-election of Gov. Curtin; but we beg to suggest that it tell the truth occasionally--say once a month or so, just for the novelty of the thing, or for the sake of reference. If it does not, it may want to tell the truth some time, not for the intrinsic merit of the article, but as a matter of interest or policy, and the danger is that nobody will believe it. In last week's editorial page we have been unable to find any material truth save in the date of the paper, and that most likely would have been wrong, but for the fact that there are ten almanacs in the county to every copy of the Spirit that is circulated, and the odds were too heavy for it. Be moderate neighbor--be moderate.
(Column 3)Summary: Details the background of the men on the Franklin County Union ticket.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Major K. Shannon Taylor, T. Jefferson Nill, Henry Strickler, James G. Elder, John Doebler, Mitchell, Good, Amberson)
(Column 4)Summary: Criticizes the Harrisburg Patriot and Union, the central organ of Judge Woodward (the Democrat candidate for governor), for its attack on the draft. The Repository believes the Harrisburg Patriot and Union will provoke a riot.[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: Reports Brig. General Alexander Hamilton's rebuttal to condemnations of his behavior at Gettysburg and Adams County.[No Title]
(Column 5)Summary: Ridicules the Spirit's coverage of the elections in Kentucky. The Spirit complained that Burnside practiced despotism in forbidding disloyal men from voting and then, in the next issue, praised him as a semi-Copperhead.[No Title]
(Column 5)Summary: Vindicates the citizens of Adams County from accusations of extortion.Major Wayne McVeigh
(Column 5)Summary: Reports the appointment of Major Wayne McVeigh, of Chester, as Chairman of the Union State Committee.[No Title]
(Column 6)Summary: Announces the State Agricultural Fair in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, on September 29 through October 2. The article also prints deals for freight and personal passage by the railroad companies.[No Title]
(Column 6)Summary: Reports the accidental death of Alpheus J. Marshall, Esq., a member of the Carlisle bar. Marshall was run over by a furniture wagon in Philadelphia.
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Movements of Gen'l Rosecrans. Rebel Right And Left Separated. The Assault On Chattanooga Began. Bragg Superseded by Johnson
(Column 1)Summary: Describes the assault on Chattanooga.CHARLESTON!!
(Column 1)Summary: Reports military news from South Carolina including the battering of Fort Sumter, the silencing of Wagner and Gregg, the splendid execution of the artillery, the death of Captain Rodgers and Paymaster Woodbury, the joy of Gilmore and Dalghren, confidence in success, and the abandonment of Sumter.The Massacre At Lawrence Kansas
(Column 2)Summary: Describes the brutalities of the guerilla Quantrell in Missouri and Kansas in which the guerilla Qunatrell killed or wounded 180, destroyed the town, and caused two million dollars in damage.Married
(Column 2)Summary: On August 13, Rev. M. Snyder married Joseph Burkholder to Elizabeth Stuart, both of Roxbury.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. M. Snyder, Mr. Joseph C. Burkholder, Miss Elizabeth E. Stuart)
(Column 2)Summary: In Vicksburg, Washington died of wounds from May 19, while commanding the 1st Battalion 15th Infantry, U. S. Army.Died
(Names in announcement: Captain E. C. Washington)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 14, in Greencastle, Mary Louisa Allison died in her 23rd year.Died
(Names in announcement: Miss Mary Louisa Allison)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 11, in Chambersburg, Margaret Crawford died in her 41st year.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Margaret Jane Crawford)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 10, in St. Thomas Township, Emma Jane Gipe, died at 7 months and 1 day.Died
(Names in announcement: Emma Jane Gipe)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 16, in Guilford Township, David Bitner died at the age of 37 years, 10 months, and 7 days.Died
(Names in announcement: David Bitner)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 19, in Guilford Township, John Tritle died at the age of 74 years, 2 months, and 13 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Mr. John Tritle)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 9, Mr. Brown died in his 41st year, at his home in Williamsburg, Long Island, New York.Died
(Names in announcement: Mr. Patrick H. Brown)
(Column 2)Summary: On August 18, in Chambersburg, Emma Francis, the infant daughter of Joseph and Sarah Keller, died.
(Names in announcement: Emma Francis Keller, Joseph Keller, Sarah Keller)
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(Column 1)Summary: Describes the first draft session for Franklin County's congressioal district. Captain Eyster read the order for the draft. George Snider, a blind man, drew the names. Dr. Boyle and C. M. Duncan, Democrats, and Emanuel Kuhn and Captain John Jeffries, Union men, participated in the proceedings. Colonel John M. Gilmore and I. H. M'Cauley wrote down the names as called.Democratic Convention
(Names in announcement: Captain EysterProvost Marshall, Commissioner McIlhenny, Surgeon Seiss, George Snider, Boyle, C. M. Duncan, Emanuel Kuhn, Captain John Jeffries, John M. Gilmore, I. H. M. McCauleyEsq.)
(Column 3)Summary: Lists the men soliciting the Democratic nominations for the Sept. 1 convention: Prothonotary--Scheible of Antrim, McClintock of Chambersburg, Orr of Chambersburg, and Burgess of Loudon. Register and Recorder--McKesson of Chambersburg, Shoemaker of Letterkenny, Etchberger of Chambersburg, Mullan of Loudon, Gamble of Fannett, and Miller of Antrim. Clerk Of The Courts--Deitrich of St. Thomas, and Phenicie of Montgomery. Treasurer--Rhodes of Antrim, Sechrist of Quincy, Cline of Southampton, Baughman of Lurgan and Doyle of Fannett. Commissioner--Brewer of Welsh Run. Jacoby will probably be re-nominated for the Legislature. Orr and Rhodes are expected to get the nomination.In Memoriam
(Names in announcement: John G. Scheible, James P. McClintock, John R. Orr, Andrew Burgess, Samuel R. McKesson, Philip M. Shoemaker, George P. Etchberger, John Mullan, John F. Gamble, D. P. Miller, J. L. P. Deitrich, H. C. Phenicie, C. Wesley Rhodes, Jacob C. Sechrist, William Cline, Samuel Baughman, Joseph M. Doyle, Jacob Brewer, Jacoby)
(Column 4)Summary: Notes the death of James M. Bradley, of J. M Bradley & Co., one of the Mercersburg Journal's proprietors. He leaves a wife and family, a mother, brother and a sister.
(Names in announcement: James M. Bradley)Origin of Article: The Mercersburg JournalDeath Of Capt. Washington
(Column 4)Summary: Reports the death of E. Crawford Washington, of the 13th Infantry, U. S. Army. He died at Vicksburg on May 19. His family lives in Franklin County.Another Victim
(Names in announcement: Captain E. Crawford Washington)
(Column 4)Summary: Describes the tragedy suffered by George Rhodes, a young boy who had his leg crushed while trying to jump onto a moving train. Three doctors amputated his leg. The article reprimands the boy, his parents, and the railroad for allowing Rhodes to attempt the jump.Dr. J. K. Reid
(Names in announcement: George Rhodes, Dr. Richards, Dr. Montgomery, Dr. Snively)
(Column 4)Summary: Describes Dr. J. K. Reid's efforts to send clothing to his nephew Carman and other Franklin citizens imprisoned in Richmond.Our Town Council
(Names in announcement: Dr. J. K. Reid, Lieutenant James A. Carman)
(Column 5)Summary: Complains that members of the "Town Council have been unpardonably remiss in looking after the cleanliness and health of Chambersburg." The article blames the town council for the high rate of sickness.Horse Thieves
(Column 5)Summary: Reports the capture of horse thieves by H. M. Hoke, of Chambersburg. Hoke turned the thieves over to Sheriff Brandt and Troste, of Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: Captain H. M. Hoke, Sheriff Brandt, Daniel TrostleEsq.)Origin of Article: The Fulton DemocratSword For Gen. Campbell
(Column 5)Summary: Reports that the officers and soldiers of the 57th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers intend to give Charles T. Campbell, their former commander, a sword, two sabres, a belt, sash, spurs, gauntlets, and bezants.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: General Charles T. Campbell, Mrs. Campbell)
(Column 5)Summary: Ridicules the Spirit for wondering what happened to the donations for the canceled reception for the 158th. The Repository notes that the organizers returned money, but the Spirit received none since it did not donate.Important To Horse Owners
(Column 5)Summary: Describes a malignant disease afflicting horses, that starts out as an open sore on the leg.[No Title]
(Column 5)Summary: Reports the theft of horses by thieves disguised as Union soldiers. John Wise suffered the loss of two horses the previous Wednesday.
(Names in announcement: John Wise)Origin of Article: The Mercersburg JournalCapt. Eyster
(Column 5)Summary: Announces Captain Eyster's request that drafted men report, regardless of their exemption status.Mr. James Glass
(Names in announcement: Captain Eyster)
(Column 5)Summary: Glass, of Green Township, and a member of Company A, 126th Regiment, drowned in the Conococheague on August 21st. He was almost 21 years old.Mr. Charles Ellis
(Names in announcement: Mr. James Glass)
(Column 5)Summary: Ellis, "of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a member of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry, was killed on Thursday last, at the camp near this place, by his horse rearing and falling on him. He survived but a short time. He was about 22 years of age."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Mr. Charles Ellis)
(Column 6)Summary: The editors note the arrest of Joseph Snouffer, of Chambersburg, by a squad of soldiers from Gettysburg, who then returned there with him.