Franklin Repository: March 2, 1864Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
Army of the Potomac
(Column 1)Summary: The unnamed author of this "Correspondence of the Franklin Repository" was a member of the Fifth Reserves, who were then responsible for guarding the trains running on the Orange and Alexandria Rail Road: "You may imagine what it is to be perched on the top of a burden car, exposed to the winds that sweep over the plains of Manassas and down the windings of the Rappahannock, as though the ghosts of dead heroes that people this expanse of desolate country, were directing and embittering the blasts, like the phantoms of Ossian." He also described how in Alexandria, the "F. F. V.s, with their wealth and refinement have been substituted mostly by Jews and sharpers--by keepers of restaurants, billiard saloons, shooting galleries, and their complements of vice."
Origin of Article: Alexandria, Va., Feb. 25, 1864.Editorial Comment: "The Fifth Reserves at Alexandria--The Government Bakery--Impudent Civilians--Society in Alexandria--Return of Veterans--Necessity of Strengthening the Army--Death of Major Larrimer--Death of John Heckerman."Harrisburg
(Column 4)Summary: The Harrisburg correspondent reports on the session of the legislature set aside to debate the bill for the payment of military damages in the border counties. Democrat Sharpe spoke eloquently in favor of the bill for over an hour but then Mr. Pershing of Cambria, the political leader of the Democrats, opted to make passage of the bill a partisan issue: "he wandered, blundered, equivocated, mystified, garbled, and confused the status and condition of parties until he confused half the audience out of the Hall and finally sat down; wiped his perspiring brow, and apparently waited for the immediate disintegration of the Union party. It was, however, intact at last accounts." Mr. Sharpe did decide to postpone further efforts to pass the bill "until the present political squabble passes over." Correspondent "Horace" also notes that the Democratic newspaper editors recently convened in the state capitol to discuss modifying their pro-slavery views and presidential nomination strategies.
Origin of Article: Harrisburg, Feb. 27, 1864Editorial Comment: "The Debate on the Bill for Military Damages--Speech of Mr. Sharpe--Mr. Pershing Gets off a Political Speech--Democratic Editors in Secret Conclave--Change of Party Policy Indicated."
(Column 5)Summary: The Washington correspondent observes that it is "confidently expected here that Major Gen. Couch, of your place, will be called to the command of one of the three Grand Divisions of the Army of the Potomac this Spring." "Timothy" also reports on the creation of the Lieutenant Generalship, and Grant's nomination to the position. Other news includes the postponement of the draft until April 1st and speculation about whether Grant will run for President, and if so, for which party.
(Names in announcement: Major Gen. Couch)Origin of Article: Washington, Feb. 27, 1864Editorial Comment: "The Lieutenant Generalship--The Bill Approved and Gen. Grant Nominated--Grant to Remain in the Field--Gen. Grant and the Presidency--Time for Enlistments Extended--Postponement of the Draft--Whiskey Speculators Defeated--Maj. Gen. Couch to join the Army of the Potomac--The Grand Movement of the Spring Campaign."
Trailer: TimothyThe Draft-Quotas Complete
(Column 6)Summary: Separate tables for Adams, Bedford, Franklin, Fulton and Somerset Counties provide the relevant quota numbers for each sub-district within the counties. According to the table, the twenty sub-districts of Franklin County still must supply a total of 601 men to fill their quota of 1079 men.
Editorial Comment: "The . . . subjoined tables exhibit the credits given, and the quotas due, from the several sub-districts of this Congressional district on the 1st of February last. . . . It is a valuable table, showing the entire number subject to draft; the number credited on the draft as having paid commutation, furnished substitutes and served in person; the entire number originally due, and the deficit at the date before mentioned."
Description of Page: This page includes an excerpt from "Cudjo's Cave," a war novel by J. T. Trowbridge, articles from other newspapers, a poem entitled, "The Old Farm House," and anecdotal descriptions of Lincoln's daily routine and a practical joke allegedly played on an officer during the Revolutionary War. There are also Lines of Travel and Medical advertisements.
(Column 4)Summary: An anecdote written in black dialect that ridicules a drunk man's attempt to "reorganize" his wife that leads her to horsewhip him.
Editorial Comment: "Artemus Ward, in a recent letter, thus gives his idea of re-organization:"Versatility of American Soldiers
(Column 4)Summary: This description of the flour and saw mills manned by Union troops at Puras, Tennessee, asserts that "Yankee labor is so manifestly superior to that which has been employed heretofore, that they actually want the troops to continue to run the mills. The thrift and enterprise displayed by our men make decided impressions on the people in favor of free labor."
Description of Page: Entirely advertisements, with the following headings: Attorneys at Law; Forwarding Houses; Drugs and Medicines; Trees, Plants and Vines; Tobacco and Segars; Financial; Boots and Shoes; Dye-Colors; Religious; Hats, Caps and Furs; Justices of the Peace; Groceries, &c; Educational; Saddlery, Harness, &c; Wants.
Description of Page: This page includes an article about Clement Vallandigham, the Copperhead who was tried for treason for defying General Burnside's General Order Number 38 and defeated in a candidacy for governor of Ohio in 1863. There are several additional jabs at Democrats and Democratic papers.
(Column 1)Summary: The author asserts that financial reparations should be made to the border counties for damages caused by the war, and notes that Pennsylvania is owed five million dollars from people who hold unpatented lands in the state.
Full Text of Article:What of the Democracy?
We earnestly appeal to the Union members of the legislature to give the bill providing for the adjudication and payment of military damages, a candid, dispassionate consideration, unprejudiced by any political complications which may have been thrown around it by violent partizans. The test oath reported in the bill, and which was unanimously accepted by the committee, is a fair one--just to the State and just to the loyal people; and to seek to impose needless and humiliating tests, striking at the mere political belief of the citizens on the one hand, or striving to exempt all from giving evidence of loyalty, so that Rebel and Union men could claim alike, on the other hand, make the sufferings of a despoiled people a mere political foot-ball for the amusement of ambitious legislative orators.
The measure is free from all political bearings. It applies to men of all parties: for all have suffered alike under rebel invasion; and if there be exceptions to the fidelity of our people during rebel rule in our midst, no fears need be apprehended, under Mr. Sharpe's restrictions, that such men can profit by it. The bill is urged with uncommon earnestness by the entire press and members of both parties, of York, Adams, Franklin, Cumberland, Fulton and Bedford; and they are not seeking charity from the State, nor are they desiring that the highest just standard of loyalty shall be lowered. They have given their fathers, sons and brothers to preserve our Nationality; they have promptly borne their full share of the burdens of the government, and they feel that they can justly demand that the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall not be unmindful of her highest duty to her citizens, and forgetful of her first prerogative as a sovereign State.
"But it will cost a million dollars or more!" exclaim those who ever hesitate between expediency and right. True, it may cost a million or a million and a quarter; but if it should cost five millions instead of one, the necessity for compensation would only be the more imperative; because the more grievous would be the burden upon individual citizens. Pennsylvania has five millions due her for years from persons who hold unpatented lands--three times the amount necessary to vindicate her fame as a protecting sovereignty in this instance; and will the legislature allow the just claims of the State upon her debtors, who have been forgiven interest for a time whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary, to remains undemanded, and at the same time withhold compensation to citizens who have suffered by invasion? Must one class of our people receive gifts from the State, and another be refused protection and many left to bankruptcy? If so, our boasted Commonwealth is a fiction and a fraud, and our pride in the genius of our government a delusion. Let the legislature be just--the people of the border want nothing more. Let the revenues of the State be gathered and husbanded--let just claims be collected and just debts be paid, and we are content; but it is not justice to practically give away five millions to owners of lands, and declare the State too poor and powerless to give security to the persons and property of her citizens.
(Column 2)Summary: The author observes that many Democrats, in their effort to elect the next President of the United States, have joined their foes, the Republicans, in declaring that slavery must be overthrown.
Full Text of Article:The Coming Draft
The hand-writing on the wall relative to Slavery, has at last been read by the Democratic leaders, and they are about to declare that it has been "weighed in the balance and found wanting." For years they have been the main dependence of Slavery. It was by their aid it was emboldened to aggression upon the genius of our government, until it became imperial in its demands, and proclaimed itself master of the continent. It was by their aid that it reversed the doctrine of the fathers of the Republic, declaring the Territories free; by their aid that it was en[a]bled to defy the solemnly plighted faith of the Nation by the repeal of the Missouri restriction; by their aid that Kansas was over-run by brutal ruffians, usurping the power of government, and imperiling life and property unless devoted to the cause of bondage; by their aid that the highest judicial tribunal of the Nation was made to confront the common law of the civilized world, by declaring that Slavery could exist in Territories without municipal regulations giving it life; and it was by their aid that Treason was at last strengthened for its crowning crime in seeking to destroy the great Republic of the world by wanton war. But three years of appalling conflict have written in letters of flame upon the Nation's pathway, as did Jefferson in the earlier and better days of our fathers, that God is just; that His justice will not sleep forever: and He proclaims in His own good time "Venveance [sic] is Mine--I will repay!"
Slavery is doomed! The earnest and faithful have so declared it for years past; but the hesitating, the timid, the temporizing, the faithless struggled for its existence for months after it had become the giant suicide of the world's history. But slowly and surely they are awakened to the fact now patent as the sun at noon-day, that it has staked its existence in a war against Justice and Humanity--against Man and God, and it has lost in the struggle. Still the weak tremble lest its death throes shall be too violent; lest it shall rend a government from centre to circumference by its dying convulsions; but the overruling hand that "shapes our ends, rough-hew them as we will," is a stranger to the expedients which would stand between the triumph of Right when its day has come, and the morn of universal Freedom dawns brightly upon the Western World.
There are still thousands who are blind; who would follow Slavery upon the altar of suicide, and wreck political fortune with it, and share its dishonored grave. But the world moves; and Democracy moves with it. It is slow to surrender its early and constant love; it is sluggish in appreciating manifest truth, and reluctantly admits that there is a present whose new duties have been created by the chequered and crimsoned past; but it is coming; it is seeing; it is acting, and it will soon champion Emancipation with all the ardor of a modern convert. It loves Slavery none the less; but it loves Power more, and it will not war against destiny. It has tried it, and lost; it will now unfurl new banners with strange devices, and Slavery may die if thereby Democracy lives. So it faltered in 1849, when the Democracy of every Free State but Iowa declared for the Wilmot Proviso; but its master re-asserted its power, and with relentless vengeance Slavery bid Democracy atone for its perfidy by new evidences of affection. But now Slavery has passed the boundaries of hope--the decree is inexorable that it must die, and again Democracy, after fruitless efforts to preserve its life, pronounces it dead and entombs it under the epitaph of retributive justice!
He who supposes that the Democracy are going to venture upon a Presidential contest with banners streaming for the dead, reads the signs of the times to little purpose. The humble followers who but re-echo the dictates of leaders, may still be for Slavery; but they will be schooled in time, and will follow the new path with that confidence in masters that has ever made Democracy formidable. The World declares that Slavery's "downfall is the natural result of the war and the Democratic party cannot interpose to save it. Its destruction is a risk which the South voluntarily incurred when they resorted to arms, and it would be great inconsistency for us to intervene in favor of an institution which we disapprove." The New York Express says that "all feel that Slavery has gone by the board. Politically it was dead before the war began. Physically it is now dead, and ought not for one moment enter into any discussion relating to the war, any more than anything else that is dead beyond all hope of resurrection." The Chicago Post, the leading Democratic organ of the West, says it has from the first declared that "rebellion would be the natural destruction of Slavery." The Pittsburgh Post declares that "the future peace of this now distructed [sic] and bleeding country requires the total extinction of Slavery among us." The New York Herald daily declares Slavery dead beyond the hope of future life, and the Catholic organs of Cincinnati and Philadelphia have both pronounced the doom of human bondage as inevitable. Hon. James Brooks, Democratic M.C. from New York, said in Congress a few days ago that "as a Roman in the days of Caesar, or a Frenchman in the days of Napoleon, I must cease protesting and resisting. Hence I recognize the abolition of Slavery; hence I intend to act hereafter upon that recognition, because it is inevitable." Hon. Cyrus L. Pershing, leading Democrat in the Pennsylvania legislature, in a carefully prepared political speech in the House last week, declared that "Slavery had stabbed itself to death--it must die;" and a convention of the Democratic Editors of this State, in secret session in Harrisburg on the 24th ult., resolved informally that their cherished idol should be mourned as a thing of the past; that all their hopes of success demanded but few tears and moderate sorrow for their departed ally. True, one of the journals there represented declared but a week ago that "the enslavement of the black race is one of the Almighty's great purposes, whereby out of evil he educes good," but "the Almighty's great purposes" will be reversed in theory and day that the interests of Democracy intervene.
What means this revolution? It is not accident, or impulse, or any new born love for humanity, on the part of Democratic leaders. It means that the Democratic party regard the success of the war and the overthrow of the rebellion and Slavery as inevitable, and they seek to reap the fruits of this great victory over themselves by electing the next President of the United States. They are now silent as to M'Clellan, save in a few localities where they know no better. In the great centres of Democratic power, where the Seymours, the Woods, the Richmonds rule, no follies as to platforms or "Little Napoleons" are committed. The delegates chosen are silent as to their choice; the declaration of principles allows the widest latitude for the mutations of ninety days still in the womb of the future; and if the Union armies are crowned with fresh victories in the West this spring, they will accept their last lingering hope of success--take Gen. Grant for the Presidency if they can get him, and declare for the abolition of Slavery in all the States of the Union. Gen. M'Clellan will have served his purpose. His letter to the President pleading for the life of Slavery will be assigned with him among the relics of the past, and Democracy will champion War, Abolition, Confiscation, and summary executions if need be, to compass the next Chief Magistracy of the government. Such is the manifest drift of Democracy. In despair it turns from the Slavery it loved and cherished to the Freedom it has hated and maligned, and bringing gifts to the Republic and its noblest chieftains, it will seek to regain power over the Nation just rescued from the bloody fruits of its perfidy.
(Column 3)Summary: The draft, initially set by Congress to begin on March 10, has been postponed until April 1st. "We may safely assume, therefore, that there will be no draft in Franklin county, for with the volunteers enlisted during the next month, and the credits we hope to see given us for veterans, our county will stand upon the official records as having nobly done her whole duty in furnishing men to defend our common Nationality."Married
(Column 6)Summary: Mr. Jacob Lamaster of Bridgeport married Miss Mary Jane Beaver of Loudon on February 23, 1864. Re. A. M. Whetstone performed the ceremony.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. A. M. Whetstone, Jacob Lamaster, Miss Mary Jane Beaver)
(Column 6)Summary: Mr. John Q. A. Orth of Mercersburg married Miss Lizzie C. Alleman of Montgomery township, on January 25, 1863. Rev. E. Breidenbaugh performed the ceremony.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. E. Breidenbaugh, John Q. A. Orth, Miss Lizzie C. Alleman)
(Column 6)Summary: Samuel S. Gipe and Miss Lydia J. Fisher, both of Greencastle, were married on February 22, 1864, in M'Connnellsburg, by the Rev. C. F. Hoffmeier.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. F. Hoffmeier, Samuel S. Gipe, Miss Lydia J. Fisher)
(Column 6)Summary: Miss Matilda C. Doyle and Dr. John H. Flickinger, both of Dry Run, were married by the Rev. William A. West on February 18, 1864.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. William A. West, Dr. John H. Flickinger, Miss Matilda C. Doyle)
(Column 6)Summary: James Atherton of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry married Miss Laura Sugars of Shippensburg on February 23, 1864. The Rev. Dr. Harper performed the ceremony.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. Harper, James Atherton, Miss Laura Sugars)
(Column 6)Summary: Miss Margaret Spidle and George Shafer, both of Camp Hill, were married on February 18, 1864 by Rev. J. W. Wightman.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. W. Wightman, George Shafer, Miss Margaret Spidle)
(Column 6)Summary: Miss Bell Gaff, of the vicinity of Scotland, Franklin County, married Richard Waters of Jonnings County, Indiana, on February 23, 1864. Rev. W. H. Deatrich performed the ceremony.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. W. H. Deatrich, Richard Waters, Miss Bell Gaff)
(Column 6)Summary: William Adams, Esq., of Montgomery township, and Miss Martha C. Heck, of Chambersburg, were married by Rev. Thomas Barnhart on February 25, 1864.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Thomas Barnhart, William AdamsEsq., Miss Martha C. Heck)
(Column 6)Summary: Miss Anna Elizabeth Reel and Andrew Klee were married by the Rev. M. Wolf on February 25, 1864.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. M. Wolf, Andrew Klee, Miss Anna Elizabeth Reel)
(Column 6)Summary: John Myers and Miss Elizabeth Rots, both of Franklin County, were married on December 29, 1863, by the Rev. T. Crider.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. T. Crider, John Myers, Miss Elizabeth Rots)
(Column 6)Summary: John Brubaker, of Church Hill, was married to Miss Kate Oyler, of Fulton County, on February 4, 1864, by Rev. T. Crider.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. T. Crider, John Brubaker, Miss Kate Oyler)
(Column 6)Summary: William Witherow and Miss J. M. Jones, both of the vicinity of Carrick Furnace, were married by N. M. Witherow, Esq., on February 23, 1864.Married
(Names in announcement: N. M. WitherowEsq., William Witherow, Miss J. M. Jones)
(Column 6)Summary: Miss Ellie A. Witherspoon and Walter M. Kisecker, both of Franklin County, were married by Rev. S. J. Niccolls on February 4, 1864.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. J. Niccolls, Walter M. Kisecker, Miss Ellie A. Witherspoon)
(Column 6)Summary: Jacob T. Bear died near Monterey on February 19, 1864, aged 81 years and 3 months.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob T. Bear)
(Column 6)Summary: Mary Ellen Lavinia Rone died on February 18, 1864, in Waynesboro, aged 2 years, 8 months and 22 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary Ellen Lavinia Rone)
(Column 6)Summary: Mrs. Julia A. Besore, consort of the late G. W. Besore, Esq., died on February 3, 1864, in Mt. Carmell, Illinois. The age of the deceased is not provided.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Julia A. Besore, G. W. BesoreEsq.)
(Column 6)Summary: Jeanette Eliza Weagly, infant daughter of the late James R. and Vallietta S. T. Weagly, died on February 7, 1864, near Frederick. She was 10 months and 17 days old.Died
(Names in announcement: Jeanette Eliza Weagly, James R. Weagly, Vallietta S. T. Weagly)
(Column 6)Summary: John B. Fry, of Company B, 107th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, died on February 17, 1864, aged 20 years.Died
(Names in announcement: John B. Fry)
(Column 6)Summary: David Keefer, son of Jacob and Susan Keefer, died on February 2, 1864, in Shippensburg, at the age of 11 years, 6 months, and 28 days.Died
(Names in announcement: David Keefer, Jacob Keefer, Susan Keefer)
(Column 6)Summary: Albert Gregg Taylor died on February 23, 1864, near Bridgeport, aged 6 months and 17 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Albert Gregg Taylor)
(Column 6)Summary: John Eshleman, son of John Eshleman, Sr., died near Greencastle on February 26, 1864, aged 21 years and 3 months.Died
(Names in announcement: John Eshleman, John EshlemanSr.)
(Column 6)Summary: The infant child of David Lenharr died on February 22, 1864, in Greencastle, aged 4 months and 27 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Lenharr, David Lenharr)
(Column 6)Summary: George Lesher, son of Jacob Lesher, died on February 27, 1864, near Greencastle, at the age of 8.Died
(Names in announcement: George Lesher, Jacob Lesher)
(Column 6)Summary: Harman Butler died of consumption at his residence in Frederick, Maryland, on February 12, 1864, aged 52 years, 11 months, and 29 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Harman Butler)
(Column 6)Summary: Mrs. Martha Gamble, "relict" of Morrow Gamble, died near Dry Run on February 15, aged 63.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Martha Gamble, Morrow Gamble)
(Column 6)Summary: Philip Kramer died in Green township on February 21, 1864, aged 56 years.Died
(Names in announcement: Philip Kramer)
(Column 6)Summary: Jane S. Grove, daughter of E. C. and Elmira Grove of Chambersburg, died on February 27, 1864 of congestion of the brain at the age of 1 year and 21 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Jane S. Grove, E. C. Grove, Elmira Grove)
(Column 6)Summary: J. Crawford McKee, only son of the late Matthew McKee of Green township, died on February 5, 1864, in Philadelphia. He was 28 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: J. Crawford McKee, Matthew McKee)
(Column 6)Summary: Miss Mary Rhodes died at the residence of Jeremiah Keefer in Peters township on February 16, 1864, of bilious fever. She was 67 years, 6 months and, 14 days old.
(Names in announcement: Miss Mary Rhodes, Jeremiah Keefer)
Description of Page: This page includes the report of the markets and new advertisements.
Description of Page: This page, which is incorrectly marked page 8, is entirely advertisements, with the following headings: Clothing; Seeds; Agricultural; Hotels; Dry and Fancy Goods; Gutta-Percha Roofing; Medical; Books and Stationery; Musical; Watches and Jewelry.
Description of Page: Entirely advertisements, with the following headings: Hardware, Cutlery, &c; Chairs, Cabinetware, &c; Dentistry; Medical; Painting, Glazing, &c; Coal, Lumber, &c; Liquors; Physicians; Stoves & Tinware; Pension and Bounty Agencies.
Description of Page: A letter about the condition of the rebel army from the Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer is reprinted. This page also includes advertisements with the following headings: Real Estate Sales; Legal Notices; Lost, Stolen and Strayed.
(Column 2)Summary: John Wallace, of Green township, a member of the 77th regiment, was returning home on furlough Friday when he died, almost within sight of his home. He was the son of Joseph Wallace, and two brothers are still in the service.(No Title)
(Names in announcement: John Wallace, Joseph Wallace)
(Column 2)Summary: This article reprints a letter written to a citizen in Hagerstown, asking whether or not there were "Collerds man in your Nabor Hood that could Bee Bought for Soldrs" to serve in place of the white men of "North Cators Township" in York County. As the editor dryly notes, "Free schools and Democracy don't seem to work well together down in York County."
Full Text of Article:Murder
Free Schools and Democracy don't seem to work well together down in York county. The unterrified defenders of the constitution are earnestly opposed to negro troops until they are compelled to choose between going themselves and getting "Unbleached Americans" to go in their places, when they with wonderful unanimity, adopt the inspiring lines of Miles O'Riley--
"I'll let Sambo be murdered in place of myself,
On every day of the year."
One of these disciples of a constitutional war wrote the following letter to a citizen of Hagerstown, and it has been given to the public through the Hagerstown Herald
North Cators Township York County Pa
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Mr Anderson Deer Sur as a strange I Write To You To fint out whethr there are any Jams To get Collerds man in your Nabor Hood that could Bee Bought for Soldrs as we want to Know of any Boddy that Take Them up for Saile Pleese Let me Know at What Price we Could get them We want 27 man for our Township I have been Tolle that the Cold Bee Bought in your Nabour hood
Reman you ------
Derect you Letter
Seven Vally Post office York County Pa
Let me Know Amedley
(Column 2)Summary: An unknown young man, thought to be a deserter, was found brutally murdered in a lime-kiln on Mr. Gabby's property, about three miles south of Chambersburg. He had been seen in the company of an unknown black man, who appeared in Greencastle the next day, with "a considerable amount of money" and "a knife with a bloody blade."Mill Property Sold
(Names in announcement: Mr. Gabby)
(Column 2)Summary: "On Thursday week R. Clugston sold at public sale his Mill property, near Waynesboro', for the sum of $14,000. Purchaser, Mr. Abraham Stouffer."White's New Store
(Names in announcement: R. Clugston, Abraham Stouffer)
(Column 3)Summary: A. J. White, "Merchant Tailor," has opened his new store on Main Street, which is "altogether the finest business room in Chambersburg."From Rebeldom
(Names in announcement: A. J. White)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that a letter has been received from Thomas H. M'Dowell of Chambersburg, currently imprisoned in Salisbury, North Carolina. "He says that he is quite well, and that all the prisoners are getting along as well as could be expected."Important to Recruits
(Names in announcement: Thomas H. M'Dowell)
(Column 3)Summary: "The public are not generally aware of the fact that the Government pays a bounty of $400 to all persons who enlist for the regular service. The bounty to volunteers is $400 for veterans, and $300 to new recruits, but for the regular army the new recruit will receive $400--thus he will gain $100, and he can secure the local bounty besides."Call to a Professorship
(Column 3)Summary: "The Greencastle Pilot states that the Rev. T. G. Apple, of that place, has been called by the Board of Visitors of the Mercersburg Theological Seminary to fill the chair of Dr. Schaff, who has obtained from Synod a two year's leave of absence to visit Europe."Call Accepted
(Names in announcement: Rev. T. G. Apple, Dr. Schaff)
(Column 3)Summary: "We learn that the Rev. Alfred Buhrman has accepted a unanimous call given him by the Lutheran congregations composing the Waynesboro' Charge, and will become their Pastor after the first of April next."Col. Elias S. Troxel
(Names in announcement: Rev. Alfred Buhrman)
(Column 3)Summary: "Col. Elias S. Troxel has raised a battalion of Cavalry to be united with the 22d under the command of Col. Higgins. He goes in as Major, and will do credit to himself, to his command and to the service."Hotel Property Sold
(Names in announcement: Col. Elias S. Troxel)
(Column 3)Summary: "The Hotel property in Greencastle, known as the 'Hollar House' was sold recently to Daniel Foreman and D. Gilds for the sum of $7,000."Capt. John E. Walker
(Names in announcement: Daniel Foreman, D. Gilds)
(Column 4)Summary: "Capt. John E. Walker, of Co. A 77th volunteers, is at his home in Waynesboro', where he has opened a recruiting office. He is a brave and competent officer, as has been shown on various battle-fields, and recruits could join no more creditable organization."Gen. Crawford
(Names in announcement: Capt. John E. Walker)
(Column 4)Summary: "Gen. S. W. Crawford, the gallant commander of the Pennsylvania Reserves, arrived at home on Saturday, and remained until this morning., He is looking quite well but still suffers from the wound received at Antietam."Paper Mill
(Names in announcement: Gen. S. W. Crawford)
(Column 4)Summary: "We learn that a Company of the more enterprising citizens are agitating the project of putting up an extensive Paper mill in Shippensburg. It will, no doubt, meet with the hearty co-operation of the entire community."[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: "Among the Union prisoners who escaped from Libby Prison, and were afterwards recaptured by the rebels, was Lieut. Col. David Miles, of the 79th Pa. Vols.,--brother of Capt. Miles of this place."
(Names in announcement: Lieut. Col. David Miles, Capt. Miles)