Franklin Repository: March 30, 1864Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
Description of Page: This page includes coverage of the Democratic State Convention in Philadelphia, a proclamation by Lincoln clarifying who is eligible for the benefits of his Proclamation of December 8, 1863, and excerpts from various newspapers. The "Washington," "Personal," and "Political Intelligence" columns also appear on this page.
History of the 2d Pa. Artillery
(Column 3)Summary: More than 300 men from Franklin County have served in the 2nd Artillery, and the author, presumably a member of the regiment, provides some specific information about the history of the regiment, before requesting that the "patriotic ladies" send them a "box of delicacies."
Editorial Comment: "Correspondence of The Franklin Repository. Fort Bunker Hill, D. C., March 23."
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Fort Bunker Hill, D.C., March 23.
As Franklin county has quite a number of her sons serving in the 2d Pa. Artillery, a brief history of the Regiment may not be uninteresting to your readers.
In October, 1861, Col. Charles Angeroth, a Prussian by birth and education, was authorized by the Secretary of War to raise a Battalion of Heavy Artillery in Pennsylvania for duty at Fortress Monroe, to be Officered in accordance with the views and directions of the Governor.
On February 8th, 1862, the Regiment was organized with ten companies, numbering in all about 800 men, made up from the different parts of the State as follows: 4 companies from Philadelphia, 1 from Pittsburgh, 1 from Fayette county, 1 from Luzerne county, 1 from Columbia and Monrour counties, 1 from Wayne county, and 1 from Northumberland county.
Three companies were immediately assigned to duty at Fort Delaware and the others rendezvoused at Cottage Garden, Camden N.J. until April following when the whole were ordered to the defences around Washington, where the Regiment has been ever since and has done enough of digging in the meantime to have undermined the rebel capitol.
In June, 1862, Col. Angeroth resigned, and in August following Capt. A. A. Gibon, of the 2d Regular Artillery was appointed to the Colonelcy. The Regiment then numbered about 600 men. A short time afterwards Capts. Jones' and Schooley's independent Light Batteries were attached by order of the Secretary of War which gave the requisite number of companies for an Artillery Regiment.
On August 23, 1862, B.F. Winger was appointed 1st Lieut. in Co. D, vice Lieut. Baggs promoted, and while arranging for the comfort of his family "for three years or during the war" and bidding adieu to his friends in "old Franklin," he enrolled thirty-five men for the Regiment.
About October 5th, 1862, Lieut. Winger was ordered on recruiting service in Pennsylvania, and was stationed at Chambersburg and Greencastle, and from that time until April following he enlisted 157 men for the organization. A fine class of men were enlisted, and through their influence at home and the deserved popularity of the Regiment, over one hundred more men were induced to enlist so that Franklin county has turned out for this Regiment at least 300 men.
The men from Franklin county are distributed among D,B,C,A,H and L, companies and form the stamina of the three former. If the War Department had allowed the men enlisted in the Fall of 1862 to have re-enlisted as veterans, nearly every man would have adorned himself with the honorable veteran badge, but as they had not served two years it could not be done. There are now fourteen vacancies of line officers, and owing to a dead-lock between the authorities at Harrisburg, and our Colonel no commissions are issued to this Regiment. It is to be hoped, however, that the barrier will soon be removed, so that able and deserving non-commissioned officers, of which we have a number, may be promptly promoted to fill the vacancies. It might be in order to remark here that Franklin county has but one commissioned officer in the Regiment, out of all the men she has furnished the organization.
The Regiment is now more than full, 1769 enlisted men being the maximum and we have over 2000. There are but two heavy Artillery regiments from Pennsylvania, this one and the 3d (Roberts,) now doing duty at Fortress Monroe. New York State has sixteen, part of which are doing duty as Infantry.
A word to the patriotic ladies of our county, and particularly to those connected with "Soldiers' Aid Societies" for sick and wounded soldiers. We have a number sick in our Regimental Hospital and, although abundantly supplied with substantials, a box of delicacies sent by our fair friends would be gratefully received, handsomely acknowledged and the effect upon the cheerless and desponding sick soldier would be most happy. Send in care of Rev. Thos. P. Hunt, Chapl[a]in 2d Pa. Artillery, Fort Saratoga, Washington, D.C., and you can rest assured that the articles will be properly applied. By the way, our Chapl[a]in is a splendid man; a sound practical preacher (Presbyterian,) an able and indefatigable temperance lecturer and a kind genial companion of the sick.
There is a rumor that we will leave here shortly; I think it may be so; the desire to go into the field is general; we don't want to serve out our time without trying our hand "in a fight for the Union."
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The Gettysburg Battle-field
(Column 1)Summary: The fledgling "Gettysburg Battle-field Memorial Association" asks for public support, offering $10.00 shares for sale, "for which suitable certificates will be issued." The money raised will go toward preserving the fields themselves, rather than paying for the erection of a monument: "what column or Mausoleum could furnish a more noble device, or a more fit, expressive, or sacred memorial, than these scenes of immortal strife, which have become historic, and have taken their just position among the great places and events of the world's history, and are destined to a like immortality of fame?"
Editorial Comment: "The following circular has been issued by the President and Secretary of the Provisional organization of the Gettysburg Battle-field Memorial Association. It is an appeal to which every patriot should respond:"
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The following circular has been issued by the President and Secretary of the Provisional organization of the Gettysburg Battle-field Memorial Association. It is an appeal to which every patriot should respond:
The preservation of the Battle-fields of Gettysburg, with its natural and artificial defences in the exact form and condition they presented, in the battles of the 1st, 2d, and 3d days of July last, is the purpose of the Gettysburg Battle-Field Memorial Association. The history of its inception and plan is furnished in the accompanying correspondence and preliminary organization. An incorporation similar to that of a Monument Association is contemplated. To accomplish the design of its founders, a fund is to be created by the voluntary subscription by citizens of sums of money, to be divided into shares of $10, and for which suitable certificates will be issued. The fund thus created will be faithfully devoted to the object, under a management composed of gentlemen of well known business character and of public and private worth. What monumental work of art, what column or Mausoleum could furnish a more noble device, or a more fit, expressive, or sacred memorial, than these scenes of immortal strife, which have become historic, and have taken their just position among the great places and events of the world's history, and are destined to a like immortality of fame?
The Battle-grounds of Gettysburg--the Battle-field of Pennsylvania--the scenes of the only battles fought on the soil of the free North--the Battle field of this second war of Independence, because the turning battle of the war, from which dates the downfall of the Rebellion--it appeals with more eloquence to the great loyal heart of the people. To it all eyes turn as to a sacred spot, which should be guarded with religious care, and zealously preserved from disturbance, neglect, or decay, or the wasting of the elements. Its every portion, its redoubts, its wondrously built stone defences, its timber breast-works, its forest heights, with the trees torn by shells and scarred by countless bullets its long lines of earthwork defences--Cemetery Hill, McKnight's Hill, Culp's Hill, Granite Spur, Round Top--these have become sacred to all who love the Republic and delight to honor its brave defenders, whether among its living or its dead. Shall we not pay a just and grateful tribute to the heroic valor and signal triumphs of our army on this ever memorable battle-field? Shall we not contribute to the preservation of these standing memorials of the terrible struggles of the noble men who fought and conquered or fell on this field of bloody strife? Shall we not with an honorable emulation and sincere affection strive to perpetuate these witnesses of their brave deeds, and with intense devotion consecrate this battle ground, a field, both in its outlines and its consequences, more grand than Waterloo? Let it be the shrine of loyalty and patriotism, whither in all times will come the sons of America, and the pilgrims of all lands, to view with wonder and veneration the sacred scenes of heroic struggles, in which were involved the life of the nation and the perpetuity of liberty.
Who will not feel proud and glad to join in the tenure of these consecrated grounds, and to inscribe his name on the roll of honor which records this work of patriotic homage and devotion, and, in performing this grateful office of loyalty, link his name with such sacred and imperishable associations?
Joseph R. Ingersoll,
Chairman of Provisional Committee
D. Mc'Conaughy, Secretary.
Trailer: Joseph R. Ingersoll, Chairman of Provisional Committee & D. Mc'Conaughy, Secretary.
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Description of Page: This page includes miscellaneous bits of war news and jabs at the Democrats, as well as an excerpt of a speech given by former U. S. Senator Clemens at the recent Union meeting in Alabama.
Democratic State Convention
(Column 1)Summary: This withering editorial about the state convention emphasizes how the Democrats developed "scarcely the ghost of a platform," deserted last year's heros (namely Vallandigham), and "seem to think that the Lincoln administration is no worse than that of Jeff. Davis, for they denounce neither."
Full Text of Article:Our Quota of Troops
We give elsewhere in to-day's paper a full synopsis of the Democratic State Convention, held in Philadelphia on Thursday last. It was in all essential respects such a convention as met in Harrisburg in July, 1863, and adopted resolutions denouncing pretty much everything connected with the war but Jeff Davis and Vallandigham; but time and experience seem to have taught some wholesome lessons--at least the virtue of silence. The same leaders figured in Philadelphia who figured in Harrisburg; the same Frank Hughes who moved the nomination of Woodward and the endorsement of Vallandigham, was in Philadelphia, and the same convictions are cherished now that were cherished one year ago--and why were we favored with a declaration of semi-rebel principles then, and scarcely the ghost of a platform now? And where is poor Vallandigham? He was a martyr one year ago, whose cause was espoused amidst deafening cheers in Harrisburg, while Lee's artillery were thundering within twenty miles of the convention? He was made the Democratic leader of Ohio by acclamation, and Pennsylvania Democracy responded to his treason with like enthusiasm; but now both are nameless in the conventions of the same party in the same States, and the platform of the great Democracy of Pennsylvania must be searched with legal nicety to find the lurking gem of disloyalty that was frosted to the earth in October, 1863. If Val. was a martyr in July last, he is much more a martyr now. The people have persecuted him by overwhelming defeats; the Supreme Court has persecuted him by declaring that it cannot serve the cause of faithless countrymen; Congress has, by a decisive vote, affirmed the justice of his banishment; the Democracy of Ohio have just declared in the late convention that they will no longer have Val. as a millstone about them; and if ever a martyr needed a kind word, Val. does just now. And yet the Democracy of Pennsylvania leave him to his fate without a word of condolence or sympathy. Where are all its thunders in behalf of the great writ of right? Where its withering denunciation of American Bastil[l]es?--of summary arrests?--of unconstitutional war against our Southern "friends?"--of Emancipation?--of Confiscation?--of Negro troops?
Alas! how the mighty are fallen! One year ago they denied every feature of our war policy--every measure designed to vindicate the government against the murderous assaults of treason. Now they seem to think that the Lincoln administration is no worse that that of Jeff. Davis, for they denounce neither. In 1863 they deemed only the administration of Lincoln as meriting their rebuke, while that of Davis escaped without so much as one word of denunciation; but one year of progress and they seem to hesitate whether they may not yet prefer their own government to the usurpation of perjured traitors. True they declare the Lincoln administration to be corrupt, and demand its overthrow and a return to Democratic purity--such we presume, as characterized "J.B" in the Lecompton infamy; and they omit all reference to the existence of treason or traitors on the continent, but it is something in the way of deference to loyalty that they now do only by implication what they did boldly but nine months ago; and what they believe just now, or what they are to believe during the next Presidential contest, they don't pretend to know. They frankly confess that they are prepared to accept any declaration of principles that will insure success, and they so inform the Chicago Convention. They call upon their National Convention--not to adhere to any principle--not to look to the preservation of the Union and the overthrow of treason--not to vindicate the devotion of the party to the true theory of government in this trying crisis, but to adopt such a "declaration of principles" as will be "acceptable to all the States on whom we rely to elect a President," and it is to be done after uniting and conferring with the "other Sovereignities of the North!" The Union is ignored, in obedience to the teachings of Davis; and the general government, and its paramount claims upon the States, are thrust aside to bring out before the people for their approval, that fruitful parent of discord and desolation, Sovereignties instead of States. With such a concession to treason, there is nothing left to battle for; with such a platform, the man supporting it, who at the same time supports a war for the preservation of the Union, is a hypocrite and a traitor either to his convictions or to his country. If South Carolina was a Sovereignty in the Union, who dare coerce her to stay or return to it? If this doctrine be the true interpretation of the compact by which the Federal Union was created, then was Beauregard right in bombarding Sumter; then was he right in defending Virginia; and Lee's cause to-day is the cause of Liberty and law. There can be no middle ground. The States must either be subordinate or sovereign--if subordinate, secession is war, and the government must repress it or cease to exist. If they are sovereign, secession is right, if the people of a State desire it, and coercion is wanton, wicked desolation. To declare therefore in recognition of the "Sovereignties of the North" is to declare a recognition of the right of secession, and to vindicate everything in the crimsoned history of treason during three years of relentless war.
The Convention that declared the National Union but a fiction and a fraud, by recognizing above its sacred landmarks the "Sovereignties of the North," and that instructs the Chicago Convention to adopt any sort of principles which may be "acceptable to all the States on which we rely to elect a President," presented Gen. McClellan as its candidate. Whether he is of such easy political virtue as to approve the companionship in which he finds himself, and whether he admires the policy of instructing him to believe anything and everything that will win in the next political campaign, time must determine; but of one thing the Nation will not be indifferent. If he accepts the doctrine that subordinates the Federal Union to the caprices of petty "sovereignties," then was he wise in ever refusing to deliver battle to the enemy, for to fight in such a cause would have been to draw his sword in the atrocious murder of his countrymen.
(Column 2)Summary: The official statement of the Provost Marshal General claims that Pennsylvania "owes" the army 74,127 troops, to which the editor calmly responds, "Of course this is an error." He points out the myriad problems associated with gathering the names of all who have volunteered and re-enlisted in the field, and is assured that once all the figures have been compiled, Pennsylvania will prove to be "but little, if any, deficient on the previous calls" for men, and will be able to turn her attention to the latest call for 200,000 men, of which her quota is 26,302.The Black Soldiers in Florida
(Column 4)Summary: The troops of the 54th Massachusetts 8th United States and the 1st North Carolina are commended for their bravery, quickness, and patience in the "desperate battle of Olustee, or Ocum Pond as it is termed in the official dispatch of Beauregard."
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Col. Hallowell, a young citizen of Philadelphia, and a veteran in the war, commanded the Massachusetts 54th, which behaved so splendidly in the desperate battle of Oluster, or Ocum Pond as it is termed in the official dispatch of Beauregard. An officer writes: "Before going into battle the 54th was double-quicked for a mile, and, as they went in, General Seymour said to Colonel Hallowell, 'The day is lost; you must go in and save the corpse.' He did go in and save it, checked the enemy, held the field, and was the very last to leave, and covered the retreat." Another correspondent says: "I hear loud praises of the 54th Massachusetts 8th United States, and 1st North Carolina (colored.) They went up at the double quick when our advance was nearly destroyed, and saved the left from being turned, in which case the whole force would have been annihilated. The conduct of the troops is represented to have been uniformly admirable. The colored troops did nobly. Colonel Hallowell, in an address to his regiment, told them he could not find fault with a single officer or man. And I could but admire their patience while waiting to have their wounds dressed, and to be conveyed to the hospital from the steamer. In the 8th U.S. colored, one of the battle-flags was lost, but not till after eight men had been killed in the color guard."
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Gossip With Our Friends
(Column 1)Summary: Fascinating local social commentaries, ranging from the recounting of a chat with "Aunty Diluvian" about Sunday Schools, to how filthy Chambersburg is to how ladies ought not travel alone on the railways "at present." The column also features a story of how a "colored" clergyman successfully evaded the rebels during the invasion the previous summer and high praise for Captain Palmer of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry, who, as a Lieutenant, had proved himself a hero during the invasion of Chambersburg.
Full Text of Article:The Spring Elections
We had a nice, long gossipy chat yesterday with old Aunty Diluvian, and really think some of her remarks worth jotting down. "What a pity it is," said the old lady, "that our boys and girls are allowed to run the streets at will. In my time, the excuse for the rising generation was "boys will be boys," but now the trouble is, boys will not be boys, nor will girls be girls. Little do parents know what their Billys and Sallys are doing, while they sit quietly at home, perfectly satisfied that Providence will look after their children; complacently thinking that they are training up their little folks in the way they should go. I tell you "as the twig is bent the tree's inclined." Yes, bent crooked, inclined to evil ways! In my day we had no Sunday Schools, and my parents made it their bounden duty, as well as pleasure, to instruct us all in the Holy Scriptures every Sunday; but now-a-days fathers and mothers delegate this obligation to a teacher, without inquiring into his qualifications, turning a blessing into a curse. For a poor child that cannot attend school during the week, and for any child that has Godless parents, the Sunday School is an excellent institution, but not so to one transferred by christian guardians to an incompetent and careless instructor. Mind you, I've not one word to say against Sunday Schools; and give them full credit for all the great good they have done; but I don't like to see parents giving up their places to the Sunday School teachers, who surely should be considered only as supplementary. No, home training is half the battle, and if each one would attend to his own children first and other people's next, the world would grow better very fast."
Stoneman made his raid, Kilpatrick too, and others known to fame. Be it our task to note one on a smaller scale, but equally unfortunate to the raiders. Last week on Tuesday morning a Lieutenant of the 20th Cavalry, accompanied by one Sergeant and as many privates, made a reconnoisance [sic] in force (that is a forcible reconnoisance) in to the room of one of the boarders at Montgomery's Hotel. The raid was in some respects perfectly successful, the enemy's property being seized en masse and promptly confiscated, even to the commanding officer's dressing case, hair grease, brushes and combs, towels, handkerchiefs, etc, etc. The troops retired in good order and still better time, without any straggling, but were unfortunately discovered by a guer[r]illa belonging to the Hotel, who gave the alarm. Our cavalry were pursued, and not being well mounted (that is, not having horses,) were soon overtaken and captured--one of them in a stable, termed in military parlance a cul-de-sac--by the assistance of some U.S. Troops, who turned on their brethren in arms; particularly, we would mention, a Captain of cavalry, who not satisfied with their seizure, must needs lodge the prisoners of war in jail, and take measures to have them prosecuted. Such is fame, such is glory, and such is life; unsuccessful in jail; successful, an Alexander, a Caesar, or a Napoleon. We are sorry to say that the property was recovered, some in good order and some not so, particularly the latter. We would like to give the name of the Lieutenant commanding the raid, but as he may have a mother or a sister, we refrain.
Among the many incidents of last summer's invasion, we have never seen the following in print. A colored clergyman, named Lewis Nelson by name, happened to be in Chambersburg, on his regular circuit, at the time Jenkin's cavalry first arrived. He and five others concealed themselves in a wheat field east of town, from Monday evening till Wednesday morning, without food, when they were taken prisoners by a squad of Rebel cavalry. The officer in command examined them as to whether they might be contrabands or not, and sent off the four others in charge, retaining Nelson; and observing some white men two or three fields off, sent his men after them. Our colored preacher thought it would be good time now to achieve his liberty, and forthwith drew from his pocket a pistol and shot the officer, not inflicting however a dangerous wound. The two closed, and after a protracted tussel the negro succeeded in possessing himself of his enemy's carbine. By this time another of the Rebs had come up hot foot to the assistance of his comrade; but out black skinned hero raised his gun and said he'd shoot unless they'd promise to let him go. The promise was given with a "don't shoot Uncle," and away sped Lewis Nelson, with his trophy, glad and worthy of the freedom he had won by his own right hand.
We would earnestly advise ladies not to think for one moment of traveling alone on the railroad at present. We know of a lady's being grossly and repeatedly insulted by some soldiers on the Cumberland Valley cars, within a few days, because she was alone. We have no right to expect a Conductor to protect the ladies on a train of half a dozen cars, carrying perhaps three hundred passengers; but we have a right to expect any one who possesses a particle of self respect to knock the teeth down the throat of any scoundrel, whether dressed in blue or black, who presumes to utter in the presence of a lady improper language, or still worse to address it to her. God help our country, if on our public thoroughfares there are more rowdies than decent men, and a lady must not only be exposed to insult, but can find no man to punish the rascal as he deserves.
Lieut. Palmer arrived in this place on Monday last, having been appointed to a Captaincy in the 21st Penna. Cavalry, by Gov. Curing, as a compliment to his extraordinary exertions in our valley during the past summer. Should the Lieutenant ever become a Major General, we shall still persist in calling him Lieutenant, for as Lieutenant Palmer he lived among us, made friends of old and young, and when occasion offered, fought for us with his whole heart and soul. We venture to say that there is not a little boy or girl, a man or a woman in Chambersburg, who does not know and love him. He has so identified himself with us that we claim him as our own. Who that saw him alone stopping the panic of Milroy's train as they rushed through our streets like mad devils, will ever forget him? And who that saw him every now and then as he appeared among us while Lee's army occupied the town, did not feel that something was being done for our safety. Let all our women cry, "God bless him!" and let the men shout, "Three cheers for Captain Palmer!"
We hardly know what to say about the weather, for we have had rain, and snow, and sunshine, ice and storm, overcoats and shirt-sleeves, umbrellas and sun-shades. There must surely be a mistake somewhere. Some persons suppose the late spring to be owing to the combination of the coal dealers.
Our town is, moderately speaking, dirty with a little exaggeration it might be called filthy. How easy it would be for the Town council to pass an ordinance compelling every occupant of a house to keep the gutter and half of the street opposite his premises clean. No, we will all wait till mid-summer, and then when the Pestilence comes we will wonder at the "mysterious dispensation of Providence," forgetful of "Hercules and the wagoner."
(Column 2)Summary: This is a list of all of the local officers elected all over Franklin County. For Chambersburg, North Ward, C. C. Foltz is Judge, Jere. Cook and J. R. Orr are Inspectors, D. M. Leisher is Assessor, E. Kuhn and S. Reisher Assistant Assessors, and R. K. McClellan in Constable. For Chambersburg, South Ward, William Guthrie is Judge, G. M. Stenger and John Suters are Inspectors, D. M. Leisher is Assessor, Emanuel Kuhn and Samuel Reisher are Assistant Assessors, and Samuel Boyd is Constable. For Hamilton Township, Jonas Palmer is Judge, B. B. Picking and John Walker are Inspectors, R. A. Moore is Assessor, Henry Diehl and John Byers are Assistant Assessors, Andrew Bard and Isaac Miller are School Directors, Lawrence Berger and Adam Yost are Supervisors, J. M. Andrews is Auditor, John Byers is Clerk, and Andrew Bard is Constable. For St. Thomas Township, John Maxheimer is Judge, A. Hafer and Joseph Strock are Inspectors, John Croft and John Gillan are School Directors, Andrew Lohr and John Brake are Supervisors, John Mullan is Assessor, Joseph Reed and Joseph Rotz are Assistant Assessors, John Detrich is Auditor, Alex. Martin is Clerk, and Jacob Shew is Constable. In Peters, William A McKinnie is Assessor, George W. Cromer and John Greenawalt are Assistant Assessors, Jacob Straitiff is Justice, Jacob Haulman is Constable, John Hawk and Daniel Conrad are School Directors, D. Vance and J. Gingrich are Supervisors, Jacob Benedict is Auditor, P. Kunkleman is Clerk. In Loudon, J. D. McDowell is Judge, and Michael Bushey and C. Metz are Inspectors. In Mercersburg, P. Kunkleman is Judge, and R. P. M'Farland and Robert Little are Inspectors. In Antrim, John Wilhelm is Judge, E. D. Rankin and C. D. Lesher are Inspectors, H. Balsley is Assessor, Benjamin Snively and Samuel Phillippy are Assistant Assessors, F. B. Snively, Adam Kreitzer, and John G. Hess are School Directors, Samuel Lesher, A. Carbaugh and Isaac Kuhn are Supervisors, A. Gordon, Sr., is Auditor, Samuel Snively is Clerk, H. Brindle is Treasurer, and Henry Ditch is Constable. In Greencastle, W. W. Fleming is Assessor, A. B. Rankin and Daniel Kohler are Assistant Assessors, A. Imbrie and D. W. Rowe are School Directors, James A. Hause and Jno. Kaufman are Justices, and D. Hawbaker is Constable. In Quincy, J. H. Laker is Judge, S. C. Row and J. Rock are Inspectors, J. R. Smith is Assessor, John Heller and George McCleary are Assistant Assessors, John Thompson is Auditor, John Decker, William Rock and Jacob Heller are Supervisors, J. Secrist and William Krome are School Directors, Andrew Wogaman is Clerk, John Gonder is Justice, and Jacob Monn is Constable. In Lurgan Township, Joseph Mower is Judge, Jacob Bechtel and William Lytle are Inspectors, Josiah Fickes is Assessor, D. C> Byers and M. Dehaven are Assistant Assessors, Samuel Mowry and Charles Eutzey are Supervisors, John L. Gilbert, D. Shoemaker, and John W. Cover are School Directors, Jacob Snoke is Auditor, D. A. Stouffer is Clerk, William Bittner is Treasurer, David Long is Justice, and Henry Swanger is Constable. In Washington Township, D. Heoflich is Judge, J. J. Miller and B. F. Funk are Inspectors, George Summers, Sr., is Assessor, Henry Baer and N. Bonebreak are Assistant Assessors, Daniel Potter and A. Frantz are School Directors, Jacob S. Good is Auditor, Josiah Burger, Henry Shank, and John Stouffer are Supervisors, and Henry Scott is Constable. In Waynesboro, George Morganthal is Assessor, Joseph H. Crebs and John W. Coon are Assistant Assessors, D. B. Russel is Justice, George Harbaugh and Joseph W. Miller are School Directors, and William Horner is Constable. In Montgomery, Jacob Brown is Assessor, W, Reed and Joseph Boyd are Assistant Assessors, James M. Brown and Jacob Kline are School Directors, George Kissinger, Elias Mummert. and Robert Snyder are Supervisors, Samuel Shartle is Auditor, W. W. Auld is Clerk, Jacob Cook is Justice, John McLaughlin is Constable. In Welsh Run, Samuel Evey is Judge, and William Geeseman and James S. Craig are Inspectors. In Mercersburg, Robert Parker is Judge, and James Witherspoon and John H. Allen are Inspectors. In Letterkenny, Daniel Zullinger is Judge, Thomas J. M'Neal and A. Widner are Inspectors, Isaac Gipe and E. Zullinger are School Directors, William Fetter is Assessor, H. H. Rife and Peter Creamer are Assistant Assessors, David Guyer is Auditor, Solomon Gabler, Sr., and W. H. Anderson are Supervisors, A. H. Reigner is Clerk, W. W. Britton is Justice, William Forbes is Constable. In Guilford, Isaac Hockersmith is Judge, John C. Tritle and Andrew Statler are Inspectors, Lewis Etter is Constable ... one line here is illegible and picks up with ... Samuel Grossman and Jacob Reichard, John Bittner and Peter McFerren are School Directors, David Wolfkill, Elijah Deter, Jacob Wildeson, and Adam Vanderaw are Supervisors, Samuel McKenzie is Treasurer, Daniel Palmer is Auditor, and B. F. Snyder is Clerk. In Southampton, Maxwell Kennedy is Assessor, S. B. Johnston and Simon Bitner are Assistant Assessors, John Shope, Jr. is Auditor, Emanuel Staver and Benjamin Johnston are School Directors, Hugh Smith is Constable, and James Blair is Clerk. In Mount Rock, R. C. Johnston is Judge, and Abraham Grove and Jeremiah Angle are Inspectors. In Orrstown, George W. Wingler is Judge, and W. A. P. Linn and Risser Huber are Inspectors. In Fannett, William A. Mackey is Assessor, Joseph M. Doyle and Robert Price are Assistant Assessors, Daniel Brant and William Stake are School Directors, John H. Flickinger is Auditor, James F. Gamble is Clerk, Ezra Shoemaker, Lawrence Hockenberry, and John W. Stitt are Supervisors, and Harris Finley is Constable. In Concord, Daniel Stewart is Judge, and William Robinson and Steel Beers are Inspectors. In Sulphur Springs, N. K. Harvey is Judge and Eli Stake and Daniel Stake are Inspectors. In Morristown, G. W. Crouse is Judge, and John Harry and James B. Worthington are Inspectors. In Metal, S. O. Brown is Judge, John Witherow and R. M. Barclay are Inspectors, William Fleming is Assessor, Samuel Walker and Andrew C. Typer are Assistant Assessors, John Witherow, James McCurdy, and Jno. E. Jones are School Directors, William Seriba, George Kegerreis, and James J. Hill are Supervisors, William R. Noble and John H. Walker are Auditors, J. J. Besore is Treasurer, James Montgomery is Clerk, and John Neil is Constable. In Green, Samuel Garver is Assessor, John Lehman and Jacob Plough are Assistant Assessors, C. W. Lego, Sr., and John Lesher are School Directors, William Berry and Henry Lutz are Supervisors, John Youst and John Thompson are Auditors, George Dice is Clerk, Joseph R, Shively is Constable. In Greenvillage, Jacob Glass is Judge, and N. K. Mahon and A. P. Oyler are Inspectors. In Fayetteville, George Fetterhoof is Judge, and D. F. Ritchey and Robert Kirkpatrick are Inspectors.
(Names in announcement: C. C. Foltz, Jere. Cook, J. R. Orr, D. M. Leisher, Emanuel Kuhn, Samuel Reisher, R. K. McClellan, William Guthrie, G. M. Stenger, John Suters, Samuel Boyd, Jonas Palmer, B. B. Picking, John Walker, R. A. Moore, Henry Diehl, John Byers, Andrew Bard, Isaac Miller, Lawrence Berger, Adam Yost, J. M. Andrews, John Maxheimer, A. Hafer, Joseph Strock, John Croft, John Gillan, Andrew Lohr, John Brake, John Mullan, Joseph Reed, Joseph Rotz, John Detrich, Alex. Martin, Jacob Shew, William A. McKinnie, George W. Cromer, John Greenawalt, Jacob Straitiff, Jacob Haulman, John Hawk, Daniel Conrad, D. Vance, J. Gingrich, Jacob Benedict, P. Kunkleman, J. D. McDowell, Michael Bushey, C. Metz, R. P. M'Farland, Robert Little, John Wilhelm, E. D. Rankin, C. D. Lesher, H. Balsley, Benjamin Snively, Samuel Phillippy, F. B. Snively, Adam Kreitzer, John G. Hess, Samuel Lesher, A. Carbaugh, Isaac Kuhn, A. GordonSr., Samuel Snively, H. Brindle, Henry Ditch, W. W. Fleming, A. B. Rankin, Daniel Kohler, A. Imbrie, D. W. Rowe, James A. Hause, Jno. Kaufman, D. Hawbaker, J. H. Laker, S. C. Row, J. Rock, J. R. Smith, John Heller, George McCleary, John Thompson, John Decker, William Rock, Jacob Heller, J. Secrist, William Krome, Andrew Wogaman, John Gonder, Jacob Monn, Joseph Mower, Jacob Bechtel, William Lytle, Josiah Fickes, D. C. Byers, M. Dehaven, Samuel Mowry, Charles Eutzey, John L. Gilbert, D. Shoemaker, John W. Cover, Jacob Snoke, D. A. Stouffer, William Bittner, David Long, Henry Swanger, D. Heoflich, J. J. Miller, B. F. Funk, George SummersSr., Henry Baer, N. Bonebreak, Daniel Potter, A. Frantz, Jacob S. Good, Josiah Burger, Henry Shank, John Stouffer, Henry Scott, George Morganthal, Joseph H. Crebs, John W. Coon, D. B. Russel, George Harbaugh, Joseph W. Miller, William Horner, Jacob Brown, W. Reed, Joseph Boyd, James M. Brown, Jacob Kline, George Kissinger, Elias Mummert, Robert Snyder, Samuel Shartle, W. W. Auld, Jacob Cook, John McLaughlin, Samuel Evey, William Geeseman, James S. Craig, Robert Parker, James Witherspoon, John H. Allen, Daniel Zullinger, Thomas J. M'Neal, A. Widner, Isaac Gipe, E. Zullinger, William Fetter, H. H. Rife, Peter Creamer, David Guyer, Solomon GablerSr., W. H. Anderson, A. H. Reigner, W. W. Britton, William Forbes, Isaac Hockersmith, John C. Tritle, Andrew Statler, Lewis Etter, Samuel Grossman, Jacob Reichard, John Bittner, Peter McFerren, David Wolfkill, Elijah Deter, Jacob Wildeson, Adam Vanderaw, Samuel McKenzie, Daniel Palmer, B. F. Snyder, Maxwell Kennedy, J. B. Johnston, Simon Bitner, John ShopeJr., Emanuel Staver, Benjamin Johnston, Hugh Smith, James Blair, R. C. Johnston, Abraham Grove, Jeremiah Angle, George W. Wingler, W. A. P. Linn, Risser Huber, William A. Mackey, Joseph M. Doyle, Robert Price, Daniel Brant, William Stake, John H. Flickinger, James F. Gamble, Ezra Shoemaker, Lawrence Hockenberry, John W. Stitt, Harris Finley, Daniel Stewart, William Robison, Steel Beers, N. K. Harvey, Eli Stake, Daniel Stake, G. W. Crouse, John Harry, James B. Worthington, S. O. Brown, John Witherow, R. M. Barclay, William Fleming, Samuel Walker, Andrew C. Typer, James McCurdy, John E, Jones, William Seriba, George Kegerreis, James J. Hill, William R. Noble, John H. Walker, J. J. Besore, James Montgomery, John Neil, Samuel Garver, John Lehman, Jacob Plough, C. W. LegoSr., John Lesher, William Berry, Henry Lutz, John Youst, John Thompson, George Dice, Joseph R. Shively, Jacob Glass, N. K. Mahon, A. P. Oyler, George Fetterhoof, D. F. Ritchey, Robert Kirkpatrick)Editorial Comment: "The following is a complete list of the local officers elected in the several townships, wards and boroughs of the county on the 18th inst.:"The Valley Spirit
(Column 2)Summary: The Valley Spirit appeared in a "new suit of beautiful type" last week, and the Repository editor takes the opportunity to praise the paper and its producers, Hampsher and Keyser: "In all save its political principles, we record its success with satisfaction." Former partner William Kennedy is moving on, to start a new Democratic paper in Shippensburg, and the writer graciously bestows his "kindest personal wishes" upon him, noting that in "the frequent controversies between this journal and the Spirit under his direction, the personal relations of the writers were ever unchanged."
(Names in announcement: William KennedyEsq., Hampsher, Keyser)Full Text of Article:New Wholesale Store
The Valley Spirit appeared last week in a new suit of beautiful type and wearing upon its clean face every evidence of pecuniary prosperity. It is conducted with most commendable energy, and deservedly ranks as one of the leading Democratic papers of the State. In all save its political principles, we record its success with satisfaction. The same paper announces the dissolution of the firm and the withdrawal of Wm. Kennedy, Esq. Messrs. Hampsher and Keyser remain and will henceforth conduct the Spirit. Mr. Kennedy, it is understood, will soon commence the publication of a new Democratic paper in Shippensburg, and locate there permanently to pursue his profession of the law. He is a keen and vigorous writer, and when a little more chastened in style by the rude lessons of experience, he will attain a high rank as a political disputant. In the frequent controversies between this journal and the Spirit under his direction, the personal relations of the writers were ever unchanged, and he will bear with him to his new field of operations the kindest personal wishes of the Repository.
(Column 3)Summary: William Gelwicks has turned his store room into a wholesale market. With twenty years in the grocery business, Gelwicks is "fully conversant with the rise and fall of goods," and his wholesale business fills a need amongst the city's retailers.White's New Building
(Names in announcement: William Gelwicks, )
(Column 3)Summary: Exhibiting a "commendable spirit of enterprise," Hiram White, Esq. has just completed one of the "handsomest and most spacious" buildings in town. Vincent M'Coy furnished the plan, the Messrs. Johnston did the plastering, James King the stone work, and B. T. Fellows the painting.Self Mutilation
(Names in announcement: Hiram WhiteEsq., Vincent M'Coy, Johnston, James King, B. T. Fellows)
(Column 3)Summary: "A young man named Upperman, who had recently joined the 21st Penna. Cavalry, chopped off the two middle fingers and horribly lacerated the fore finger of his right hand, while on a visit to a relative a few miles from town, on Sunday last. The wounds were dressed by Dr. John Montgomery. It is gravely suspected that the act was committed in order to obtain a discharge from the army."
(Names in announcement: Upperman, Dr. John Montgomery)Full Text of Article:Grand Military Ball
A young man named Upperman, who had recently joined the 21st Penna. Cavalry, chopped off the two middle fingers and horribly lacerated the fore finger of his right hand, while on a visit to a relative a few miles from town, on Sunday last. The wounds were dressed by Dr. John Montgomery. It is gravely suspected that the act was committed in order to obtain a discharge from the army.
(Column 3)Summary: A grand military ball will take place at Franklin Hall next week, under the auspices of the officers of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry.Mail Robbed
(Column 3)Summary: "On last Wednesday evening, says the Greencastle Pilot, the carrier of the Middleburg mail was stopped on his way from the railroad station to that place, by some soldiers, who drew revolvers upon the carrier (a boy of sixteen) and made him deliver up the mail, which they proceeded to examine and take whatever it contained worth having. We have not heard of the arrest of the party."
Full Text of Article:Maj. Troxell's Battalion
"On last Wednesday evening, says the Greencastle Pilot, the carrier of the Middleburg mail was stopped on his way from the railroad station to that place, by some soldiers, who drew revolvers upon the carrier (a boy of sixteen) and made him deliver up the mail, which they proceeded to examine and take whatever it contained worth having. We have not heard of the arrest of the party."
(Column 3)Summary: "Maj. Troxell's Battalion of the 22nd Penna. Cav. left this place on last Wednesday, en route for Cumberland, Md., at which place there is another Battalion of the same regiment. The regiment is commanded by Col. Higgins, who has seen a great deal of hard service, and is spoken of very highly."The Battery Gone
(Names in announcement: Maj. Troxell, Col. Higgins)
(Column 3)Summary: "Battery E, 5th United States Artillery, which has been in our town for the last seven months, left on Monday last, with orders to report at Baltimore. It is supposed that from thence they will proceed to join the Army of the Potomac.""The Rev. Charles A. Hay..."
(Column 3)Summary: "The Rev. Charles A. Hay, D. D. of Harrisburg, will preach in the Lutheran Church on next Sunday morning and evening.""Rev. Dr. Harbaugh..."
(Names in announcement: Rev. Charles A. Hay)
(Column 3)Summary: "Rev. Dr. Harbaugh, of Mercersburg, will preach in the German Reformed Church on next Sunday morning and evening."Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. Harbaugh)
(Column 4)Summary: Miss Martha Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of Andrew Campbell, and Robert Kerr, both of Dry Run, were married by Rev. William A. West on March 17, 1864.Married
(Names in announcement: Robert Kerr, Miss Martha Elizabeth Campbell, Andrew Campbell, Rev. William A. West)
(Column 4)Summary: Miss Kate Virdier, of Alto Dale, Franklin County, married Capt. Arthur Bennett of Company I, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry, on March 24, 1864. The Rev. William M'Elroy performed the ceremony.Married
(Names in announcement: Capt. Arthur Bennett, Miss Kate Virdier, Rev. William M'Elroy)
(Column 4)Summary: Samuel Hoover and Miss Lizzie Rife, both of St. Thomas, were married by Rev. S. M'Henry on March 22, 1864, at the residence of the bride's mother.Married
(Names in announcement: Samuel Hoover, Miss Lizzie Rife, Rev. S. M'Henry)
(Column 4)Summary: Abraham S. Oyer, of Green township, and Miss Maggie H. Timmons, of Guilford township, were married at the residence of Jacob Eberly by Rev. S. M'Henry on March 24, 1864.Married
(Names in announcement: Abraham S. Oyer, Miss Maggie H. Timmons, Jacob Eberly, Rev. S. M'Henry)
(Column 4)Summary: Miss Sarah H. Kemble, daughter of Aaron A. Kemble, dec'd, and Robert M. Shafer, both of Mercersburg, were married in the Presbyterian Church by Rev. Thomas Creigh, D. D., on March 29, 1864.Married
(Names in announcement: Robert M. Shafer, Miss Sarah H. Kemble, Aaron A. Kemble, Rev. Thomas CreighD. D.)
(Column 4)Summary: Dr. W. Howard King, Surgeon of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry, married Miss Maggie M'Cauley, daughter of Mrs. M. M. M'Cauley, on March 24, 1864. The Rev. Thomas M'Cauley performed the ceremony in Greencastle, assisted by Rev. J. W. Wightman.Married
(Names in announcement: Dr. W. Howard King, Miss Maggie M'Cauley, Mrs. M. M. M'Cauley, Rev. Thomas M'Cauley, Rev. J. W. Wightman)
(Column 4)Summary: Miss Hannah Ensminger and Louis M. Rinehart, both of Chambersburg, were married by Rev. Thomas Barnhart on March 24, 1864.Married
(Names in announcement: Louis M. Rinehart, Miss Hannah Ensminger, Rev. Thomas Barnhart)
(Column 4)Summary: Franklin Gordon, of Chambersburg, married Miss Martha Wineman, of Metal township, on March 22, 1864. The Rev. S. Young performed the ceremony.Married
(Names in announcement: Franklin Gordon, Miss Martha Wineman, Rev. S. Young)
(Column 4)Summary: Upton Cook married Miss Annie Crawford, eldest daughter of Joseph Crawford, at her father's house on March 21, 1864. Rev. S. J. Niccolls performed the ceremony.Died
(Names in announcement: Upton Cook, Miss Annie Crawford, Joseph CrawfordEsq., Rev. S. J. Niccolls)
(Column 4)Summary: Miss Maria Elizabeth Ziegler, daughter of George W. Ziegler of Greencastle, died of pneumonia at "Evergreen Hall Seminary" on March 17, 1864. She was 17 years and 21 days old.Died
(Names in announcement: Maria Elizabeth Ziegler, George W. Ziegler)
(Column 4)Summary: Charlotte M. Werdebaugh, daughter of Truman C. and Elizabeth Werdebaugh, died on March 24, 1864, aged 3 years, 8 months, and 23 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Charlotte M. Werdebaugh, Truman C. Werdebaugh, Elizabeth Werdebaugh)
(Column 4)Summary: Otilla Bickley, daughter of George Bickley, died on March 24, 1864, at the age of six.Died
(Names in announcement: Otilla Bickley, George Bickley)
(Column 4)Summary: Charles Henry Shanabrook, son of Charles and Mary Ann Shanabrook, died on March 27, 1864, aged 2 years, 3 months, and 15 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Charles Henry Shanabrook, Charles Shanabrook, Mary Ann Shanabrook)
(Column 4)Summary: Elias Brunner died on March 28, 1864, aged 73 years and 20 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Elias Brunner)
(Column 4)Summary: Rachel Byers died on March 25, 1864 in Montgomery township, aged 33 years, 5 months, and 7 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Rachel Byers)
(Column 4)Summary: George Etter died on March 12, 1864, near Bridgeport, aged 64 years, 6 months, and 23 days.Died
(Names in announcement: George Etter)
(Column 4)Summary: On March 16, 1864, Tirzah Blythe and James M'Clellan Kirkpatrick, children of the late James Kirkpatrick, died near Dry Run. The children were aged 3 years, 4 months, and 27 days and 1 year, 1 month, and 18 days, respectively.Died
(Names in announcement: Tirzah Blythe Kirkpatrick, James M'Clellan Kirkpatrick, James Kirkpatrick)
(Column 4)Summary: Ann Elizabeth Crouse, daughter of Benjamin and Rebecca Crouse, died at Dry Run on March 17, 1864, aged 14 years, 8 months, and 11 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Ann Elizabeth Crouse, Benjamin Crouse, Rebecca Crouse)
(Column 4)Summary: William D. Riddle, son of George Riddle, died on March 17, 1864, in Greencastle, aged 2 years, 2 months, and 7 days.Died
(Names in announcement: William D. Riddle, George Riddle)
(Column 4)Summary: Mrs. Elizabeth Cosey, wife of Jacob Cosey, died in Antrim township on March 18, 1864, aged 20 years, 7 months, and 1 day.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Elizabeth Cosey, Jacob Cosey)
(Column 4)Summary: Mrs. Sarah M. Davison, wife of William H. Davison, died in Greencastle on march 21, 1864, at the age of 28.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Sarah M. Davison, William H. Davison)
(Column 4)Summary: The Friendship Fire Department wrote a "Tribute of Respect" for Jacob Lutz, a former member of the company who died from wounds received at the Battle of Chickamauga.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob Lutz)
(Column 4)Summary: Edward (?) Grove died in Hamilton township on March 22, 1864, aged 2 years, 10 months, and 28 days. Part of this death notice is illegible.Died
(Names in announcement: Edward Grove)
(Column 4)Summary: Emma B. Leedy died in St. Thomas on March 25, 1864, aged 6 years and 7 months.Died
(Names in announcement: Emma B. Leedy)
(Column 4)Summary: Mrs. Barbara Horst died in Culbetson's Row in March 1864, at the age of 68.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Barbara Horst)
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