Franklin Repository: December 23, 1863Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
(Column 1)Summary: Details the finances of the state government, the rebel government, and the federal government.Personal
(Column 2)Summary: Describes items of news including the replacement of Gen. Schofield with Gen. Rosecrans in Missouri, the birth of triplets to Mrs. Simon Lutz, of Bedford, the refusal of Delaware's Senator Saulsbury to take the loyalty oath prescribed by law, suspicions of secession sentiment in Washington, and the death of Maj. Gen. Buford of typhoid.Brief War Items
(Column 3)Summary: Reports brief items of war news including the burning of Fort Sumter has been set on fire and the recapture of the steamer Chesapeake in a harbor of Nova Scotia.Political Intelligence
(Column 5)Summary: Provides general news on politics including a report on the Confederate Congress. Many of the Southern states do not have representation and a large number of the original members have been replaced.Desolation Of The South
(Column 6)Summary: Describes an economically and socially unstable Confederacy with scarce food and supplies, closed schools and the courts, and destroyed crops, animals, and property.
Editorial Comment: "A cotemporary publishes the following description of the misery produced in the South written by a lady, whose name it is stated, would guarantee her patriotism and truthfulness:"
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Thanksgiving Sermon. By Rev. Samuel J. Niccolls
(Column 1)Summary: Niccolls' sermon speaks of the blessings of a stable government--both Federal and State-- and of the triumphs and sorrows that have occurred in this war.
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(Column 1)Summary: Clarifies the situation of Senator White, of Indiana, who is held as a prisoner in the South. The rebels imprisoned because of his political importance. With rumors that White's father will submit a letter of resignation for his son, the rebels will probably exchange him soon.The Union Armies Want Men!
(Column 1)Summary: Announces proposed changes in the conscription bill, limiting the exemptions "sensibly" and abolishing the $300 commutation fee. The Repository suggests eliminating all unjust exemptions and using the commutation fund to pay bounties.Honor To The House
(Column 2)Summary: Calls attention to the Democratic senators who oppose the continued prosecution and funding of the war.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Lists the senators and representatives are Congressional committees.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Wishes that Gen. Coffroth had a brother, with all the noble qualities that he apparently lacks, such as courage and conviction to defend those under his care.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Notes Gen. Butler's pending attempt to exchange 500 rebel prisoners for 500 Union prisoners. If successful, Butler plans to continue until all the Union prisoners have escaped the prison camps. After the exchange of white prisoners, Butler intends to do what he can for the black soldiers. The Repository believes that the plan commits the Union to neither side on the disputed questions of black troops: "As we have about three prisoners to their one, Gen. Butler can well afford to exchange until he comes to negroes and negro officers without raising any issue concerning them; and when he gets down to them, we'll trust Butler to see to their cases."Gen. Coffroth
(Column 4)Summary: Criticizes Gen. Coffroth's recent vote for Fernando Wood's resolution to send a commission to Jefferson Davis, to apologize for the war and establish an amicable end.[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: Reprints an article of the Baltimore American which urges immediate emancipation on the argument that slavery has died in Maryland.
Origin of Article: The Baltimore AmericanEditorial Comment: "The Union State Committee of Maryland have issued an address to the legislature and the people of that State, urging immediate emancipation. The Baltimore American, in an article reviewing the address says:"[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: Protests Congress' intention to adjourn for two weeks. The Repository believes the amendment of the conscription law presents urgent business as only ninety days remain to fulfill the draft.[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: Reports the recapture of the steamer Chesapeake by the steamer Ella and Annie in British waters.[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: Doubts the rumor of the death of Longstreet.War Incident
(Column 5)Summary: Describes the battlefield during a truce to treat and remove wounded soldiers.[No Title]
(Column 5)Summary: Reports that Foote, the Tennessee senator in the Confederate Congress, denounced Jefferson Davis "as the cause of all the disasters to the Rebel arms."Married
(Column 6)Summary: On December 10, by Rev. West, William French married Sarah Cro, daughter of George Cro, all of the neighborhood of Spring Run.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. William A. West, Mr. William French, Miss Sarah E. Cro, Mr. George Cro)
(Column 6)Summary: On December 17, at the United Brethren Parsonage, by Rev. Dickson, George Skelly, of Cumberland County, to Lizzie Shull, of Franklin.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Dickson, Mr. George Skelly, Miss Lizzie Shull)
(Column 6)Summary: On Dec. 17th, at Grove's Hotel, by Rev. McHenry, John Grove married Mary Hentzelman, near Chambersburg.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. McHenry, Mr. John T. Grove, Miss Heintzelman)
(Column 6)Summary: On Dec. 7th, in Green Township, Christian Sollenberger died at the age of 57 years, 2 months and 12 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Christian Sollenberger)
(Column 6)Summary: On Dec. 17th, near Quincy, Eugenia, second daughter of John and Lavinia Benedict, died of diphtheria at the age of 9 years and 3 months.Died
(Names in announcement: Eugenia Rebecca Benedict, John Benedict, Lavinia Benedict)
(Column 6)Summary: On Nov. 27th, near Loudon, Willie, son of William and H. C. Newman, died at the age of 18 years and 7 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Willie Newman, William D. Newman, H. C. Newman)
(Column 6)Summary: On Dec. 1st, near Waynesboro, Elizabeth Kuhnley died at the age of 57 years 5 months and 15 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Elizabeth Kuhnley)
(Column 6)Summary: On Dec. 11th, in Greene Township, John Brinner died at the age of 8 years, 7 months and 25 days.Died
(Names in announcement: John Brinner)
(Column 6)Summary: On Dec. 1st, in St. Thomas Township, Anna Coble died at the age of 4 years, 3 months and 26 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Anna S. Coble)
(Column 6)Summary: On Dec. 7th, in Guilford Township, Michael Height died at the age of 5 years, 7 months and 6 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Michael Kuhn Height)
(Column 6)Summary: On Dec. 19th, in Guilford, Anna Pensinger died at the age of 10 months and 19 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Anna Emelia Pensinger)
(Column 6)Summary: On Dec. 8th, in Upton, Peter Byers died at the age of 26 years, 2 months and 24 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Peter Byers)
(Column 6)Summary: On Dec. 12th, near Greencastle, Elizabeth Stine died in the 60th year of her life.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Elizabeth Stine)
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Causes For Trial At January Term, 1864, commencing Monday, January 18th, 1864
(Column 2)Summary: Lists the causes for trial for the January, 1864, term: First Week: Morrison vs. Creager, use of Miller's administrators; W. Gutshall vs. Jacob Barclerode; E. Kuhn vs. W. Crook's Executors; G. Wolff vs. W. Christ; M. Zellers vs. J. Rule; S. Melish, endorsee vs. H. Hughes; S. Helser vs. W. McGrath; M. Philippi vs. J. Ashway; R. McClellan vs. S. Reisher; J. Brewer's Executor vs. M. Brewer, et. al.; S. Pennock & Co. vs. W. Reber; W. Cline vs. J. Etter; J. Ross Executrix vs. J. Rosenberg's Executor; J. Tritch vs. J. Price; M. Brindle's Executor vs. M. Brindle; M. Rock vs. J. Knepper; J. Sollenberger's use vs. H. Hughes; D. Kohler vs G. Deitz; J. Peterman vs. L. Etter; P. Caseman Jr. vs. P Caseman Sr.'s Executor; C. Harmony's use vs. G. Palmer's Executor. Second Week: P. Piper vs J. Dyarman and Wife; Reilly & Sharpe vs. W. McGrath, et. al.; A. Aughinbaugh vs. G. Brandhaver's heirs; S. Bowman vs. J. Bowman; J. Beaver's Administrators vs. W. McGrath, et. al.; E.Windle, et. al. vs. M. Clark; J. Madden, et. al. vs. Rev. Thomas, et. al. K. S. Taylor, Prothonotary.A List Of Grand and Traverse Jurors
(Names in announcement: Rebecca Morrison, Creager, Miller, William Gutshell, Jacob Barclerode, Emanuel Kuhn, W. Crook, George W. Wolff, William Christ, Michael Zellers, James Rule, S. A. Melish, Holker Hughes, Solomon Helser, William McGrath, Matthias Philippi, John Ashway, R. K. McClellan, Samuel Reisher, John Brewer, Mary Ann Brewer, S. M. Pennock, William Reber, William Cline, Joseph Etter, James S. Ross, J. S. Rosenberg, John Tritch, Joseph Price, Malachi Brindle, Margaret Rock, John L. Knepper, J. W. Sollenbrger, Daniel Kohler, George A. Deitz, John Peterman, Lewis Etter, Philip CasemanJr., Philip CasemanSr., Catharine Harmony, George Palmer, Polly Piper, James Dyarman, Mrs. Dyarman, Reilly, Sharpe, Adam Aughinbaugh, George Brandhaver, Sarah Bowman, Joseph Bowman, John Beaver, E. Jane Windle, Mary Ann Clark, John B. Madden, Rev. K. Thomas, Prothonotary K. S. Taylor)
(Column 2)Summary: Lists the grand and traverse jurors, drawn for a Court of Oyer and Terminor, Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace, and a Court of Common Pleas, to be held at Chambersburg on January 18, 1864: Grand Jurors: R. Black, Green; J. Bear, Quincy; S. Coble, St. Thomas; J. Cressler, Southampton; M. Cole, Chambersburg; G. Dice, Green; C. Fortna, Letterkenny; J. Flickinger, Metal; A. Gipe, Letterkenny; V. B. Gilbert, Washington; W. A. Hunter, Letterkenny; I. Hockersmith, Guilford; J. Johnston, Waynesboro; J. Kauffman, Green; J. Kirkpatrick, do.; P. Knepper, Quincy; J. W. Metz, Guilford; J. McFerran, Washington; H. Mentzer, Green; D. Steffey, Washington; J. Shew, St. Thomas; J. West, Chambersburg; J. Wetzel, Washington; F. Zullinger, Letterkenny. Traverse Jurors--1st week: J. Ashway, Letterkenny; H. Brindle, Antrim; W. Bossart, Hamilton; J. Booz, do.; J. Banthaver, Peters; W. Bard, Southampton; W. Clark, Green; G. Cromer, Peters; A. Carbaugh, Antrim; J. Crawford, Guilford; I. Diller, Southampton; C. Deck, Letterkenny; J. Detwiler, Green; A. Elder, Fannett; M. Ebersole, Guilford; A. Flory, Washington; J. Foltz, Letterkenny; G. Ferner, Guilford; R. Gould, Peters; T. Grove, Mercersburg; M. Gordon, Greencastle; A. Geddes, Metal; L. Gilbert, Antrim; J. Giles, Metal; H. Huffman, Antrim; W. Hays, Montgomery; H. Houser, Chambersburg; J. Immel, Green; J. Kissecker, Antrim; L. Kershner, Warren; W. Kromer, Quincy; J. Murphy, Mercersburg; J. Maclay, Lurgan; J. Mullen, Peters; W. McKinstry, Mercersburg; M. Nusbaum, Metal; D. Over, Letterkenny; A. Phenicle, Montgomery; H. Riggael, Peters; J. Snively, Jr., Grencstle; J. Stamy, Washington; H. Snider, Guilford; H. Walter, Washington; W. Wilson, Antrim; J. Wynkoop, Lurgan; J. Wolff, Metal; J. Youst, Green; G. Zeigler, Greencastle. Henry Snider is noted as "of Jacob." Traverse Jurors--Second Week: J. Agle, Hamilton; A. Burgess, Peters; H. Besore, Washington; D. Bonebrake, Guilford; P. Benedict, Waynesboro; M. Barkdoll, Montgomery; J. Bowman, Guilford; M. Burns, Washington; J. Cowan, Metal; R. Clugston, Wastington; D. Bearn, Lurgan; B. Cormany, St. Thomas; G. Clapsaddle, Peters; W. Deardorff, Lurgan; A. Deatrich, St. Thomas; J. Doyle, Fannett; J. Ebersole, Guilford; G. Elliott, Montgomery; G. Etchberger, Chambersburg; J. Elliott, Montgomery; J. Eberly, Hamilton; J. Finafrock, Chambersburg; A. Frantz, Washington; G. Fetterhoff, Guilford; D. Gillan, Peters; P. Hollar, St. Thomas; M. Hoke, Peters; J. Hershey, Antrim; M. Keyser, Montgomery; W. Keyser, Peters; P. Kegerries, Metal; D. Long, Lurgan; S. Lehman, Sr., Letterkenny; J. Lamaster, Chambersburg; K. Mowers, Green; J. Newcomer, St. Thomas; H. Prather, Greencastle; H. Reilly, Hamilton; F. Speck, Washington; J. Spear, Letterkenny; P. Shoemaker, Letterkenny; G. Steffy, Washington; C. Stoner, St. Thomas; J. Skinner, Metal; H. Tritle, Guilford; F. Walk, Hamilton; S. West, Hamilton; A. Wingert, Antrim. Michael Hoke is noted as "of W."
(Names in announcement: Robert Black, Jonathan Bear, Samuel Coble, Joseph Cressler, Martin Cole, George Dice, Curtis Fortna, Jacob Flickinger, Abraham Gipe, Valentine B. Gilbert, William A. Hunter, Isaac Hockersmith, John Johnston, Jacob Kauffman, John Kirkpatrick, Peter Knepper, John W. Metz, James McFerran, Henry Mentzer, David Steffey, Jacob Shew, John West, Jacob Wetzel, Frederick Zullinger, Jeremiah Ashway, Henry R. Brindle, William Bossart, Joseph Booz, John Branthaver, William S. Bard, William Clark, George W. Cromer, Abraham Carbaugh, John S. Crawford, Isaac Diller, Christian Deck, John Detwiler, Abraham Elder, Michael Ebersole, Adam Flory, Joseph Foltz, Gabriel Ferner, Robert Gould, Thomas Grove, Matthew Gordon, Amos Geddes, Lewis Gilbert, James Giles, Henry Huffman, W. A. Hays, Hiram Houser, Jacob Immel, John Kissecker, Levi Kershner, William Kromer, John H. Murphy, John H. Maclay, James Mullen, William D. McKinstry, Moses Nusbaum, David Over, A. C. Phenicie, Henry Riggael, Joseph SnivelyJr., John Stamy, Henry Snider, Henry Walter, William Wilson, John Wynkoop, James Wolff, Jacob Youst, George W. Zeigler, John Agle, Andrew Burgess, Henry Besore, D. H. Bonebrake, Peter Benedict, Matthias Barkdoll, John Bowman, M. J. Burns, Jno. Cowan, Robert Clugston, David Bearn, B. A. Cormany, George Clapsaddle, William Deardorff, Andrew Deatrich, Joseph M. Doyle, Jacob Ebersole, G. W. Elliott, George Etchberger, Jacob Elliott, Joseph Eberly, John Finafrock, Abraham Frantz, George Fetterhoff, David Gillan, Peter C. Hollar, Michael Hoke, Jacob Hershey, M. H. Keyser, William A. Keyser, Porter W. Kegerries, David Long, Samuel LehmanSr., John A. Lamaster, David Mowers, Joseph Newcomer, Henry Prather, Henry Reilly, Frederick Speck, James P. Speer, P. M. Shoemaker, George W. Steffey, Christian Stoner, John S. Skinner, Henry Tritle, Frederick Walk, Samuel West, A. B. Wingert)
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Discharged From Richmond
(Column 2)Summary: Reports the release of Amos Barnes through the help of Mercersburg friends and Revs. Creigh and Moore. Barnes, a black resident of Mercersburg, was captured by the rebels on July 2, and sent to Richmond where he worked in Camp Winder.Christmas Festivities
(Names in announcement: Amos Barnes, Rev. Dr. Creigh, Rev. Mr. Moore)
(Column 2)Summary: Describes the Christmas festivities: the Hope Fire Company will have entertainment at their hall on Christmas Eve; the ladies will give a banquet for Co. D, 16th Reg. Invalid Corps in the Court Hall; and the ladies will serve a dinner to inmates of the Hospital.Severe Storm
(Column 3)Summary: Describes the recent rain and sleet storm which damaged trees and made travel dangerous.Gen. E. B. Tyler
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that Gen. E. B. Tyler, the commander of the 126th Regiment, defends Baltimore.Resigned
(Names in announcement: Gen. E. B. Tyler)
(Column 3)Summary: Announces the resignation of Benjamin Rodes from his command of Co. K, 107th Regiment Pa. Vols. and his return to Chambersburg. He served as Orderly Sergeant three months in Doebler's Company and as First Lieutenant of Capt. Brand's Company. He resigned because of his ill health.Friendship Fire Company
(Names in announcement: Capt. Benjamin Rodes, Capt. Doebler, Capt. Brand)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports the election of officers on December 14 for the Friendship Fire Co.: President--Maurer; Vice Pres.--Seiders; Treasurer--Huber; Secretary--Jarrett; Directors--Garwick, Henneberger and Zarman; Chief Pipeman--Ludwig; Assistant Pipemen--Earley and Bence; Standing Committee--Remp, Smith, Perry, Seiders, and Gordon; Hose Attachees--Remp, Perry, Stumbaugh, Lightcap and Bert; Hose Guards--Seiders, Remp, Zarman, Myers and Frederick; Auditors--Wright, King and Etter; Axemen--Kunce, Duke and Henneberger; Collector--Jarrett; Superintendent--Henneberger.To School Directors
(Names in announcement: B. Latrobe Maurer, John Augustus Seiders, Solomon Huber, Jacob Jarrett, Jonothan Garwick, Christian Henneberger, Joseph Zarman, George Ludwig, Barnet Earley, Samuel Bence, George Remp, William Smith, R. H. Perry, John A. Seiders, Cyrus H. Gordon, George S. W. Stumbaugh, Theodore Lightcap, John Bert, Peter Myers, Christian Frederick, J. Boyd Wright, James King, William Etter, Christian Kunce, Benjamin Duke)
(Column 3)Summary: Reminds that the Secretary of the Board is required to send a list of the annually appointed teachers, schools, and terms to the County Superintendent.Foreign Enlistments
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that recruiting agents from other states have been visiting Chambersburg, trying to enlist blacks to fill their quotas. The Repository notes their actions as violations of regulations to be reported if repeated.From Richmond
(Column 3)Summary: Describes the good health of the prisoners in Salisbury, North Carolina. Thomas McDowell reported that they received packages and letters and that Rev. Moore has been very helpful.Religious Services
(Names in announcement: Thomas H. McDowell, Rev. Dr. Moore)
(Column 4)Summary: Announces that Rev. McCullom will officiate services at the Catholic Church on Christmas morning.Mr. Edward Camp
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. McCullom)
(Column 4)Summary: Edward Camp, a subordinate officer of Congress, died in Washington last Saturday, after a short illness.Legal Intelligence. Common Pleas--Writs Issues
(Names in announcement: Mr. Edward Camp)
(Column 4)Summary: Lists writs issued in the Court of Common Pleas the previous week: Hartel vs. Dittman--Summons case in trover and conversion; Shocky vs. Hall--Fi. Fa. to judgment 275, April term 1861; M. Ferry via friend Fahnestock vs. E. Ferry--Subpoena in Divorce; Funk, surviving Assignee of H. G. Funk vs. Hughes--Summons in assumpsit; Augustine vs. Hughes--Summons in debt not exceeding $300; Harris, use of E. Kuhn, vs. Gettys--Fi. Fa. To judgment 107, August term 1862.
(Names in announcement: John H. Hartel, George Dittman, Isaac Shocky, William Hall, Mary Ferry, Alexander Fahnestock, Edmund Ferry, John Funk, H. G. Funk, Holker Hughes, William S. Harris, Daniel Augustine, Emanuel Kuhn, Amos Gettys)