Franklin Repository: July 27, 1864Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
Hon. Abraham Lincoln
(Column 1)Summary: Provides a biography of Lincoln. The Repository believes that Lincoln "wisely and faithfully discharged the duties of his great office."Harrisburg
(Column 2)Summary: Reports news from the Harrisburg correspondent. Describes the meeting of the Democratic State Committee as the event of the week. Reports Democratic opposition to the proposed amendment to the state constitution to allow soldiers to vote. Condemns Democrats for considering means to prevent enrollment and ensure defeat on the battlefield.
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Trailer: "Horace"Army Of The Cumberland
(Column 3)Summary: Details the battle near Marietta, Georgia. The report includes the evacuation of Marietta, the conflict on July 4, the Pennsylvania Battery and the 77th, prisoners and deserters, and the vulnerability of Atlanta.
(Names in announcement: Edward Dunkinson, Robert Dunkinson)Trailer: "Old Soldier"Summary Of War News
(Column 4)Summary: Summarizes items of war news including the report that General Rousseau levied and collected over $40,000 from rebel citizens for the murder of four soldiers; a letter from a Franklin County soldier from Peters Township who was with General Hunter in Lynchburg reporting Union retreat, the starvation of horses, butchery on both sides, and retreat to Parkersburg with only birch bark for food.Financial
(Column 5)Summary: Describes the new four hundred million loan bill in coupons or bonds of fifty dollars, redeemable with interest. One-half of the four hundred million may be issued in treasury notes (of not less than ten dollars) that can be used as legal tender.Personal
(Column 5)Summary: Provides general news including the report of the death of Colonel Daniel McCook and the title of prettiest girl of Cattawissa to Hallie S. Reifsnyder, a nurse for soldiers of the Army of the Potomac.New Call For Troops
(Column 6)Summary: Prints Lincoln's Proclamation calling for an additional 500,000 volunteers for one, two, or three years, to be entitled to the bounty provided by law.
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The Pulpit Of Rebellion
(Column 1)Summary: Publishes excerpts from a sermon by Rev. Conrad, Pastor of the English Lutheran Church of Chambersburg. Conrad's sermon discusses the degenerate actions of the Confederate troops and citizens and looks expectantly to the end of the rebellion.Slavery And Its Victims
(Names in announcement: Rev. F. W. Conrad)
(Column 2)Summary: The Repository prints the report of a soldier of the 104th Pennsylvania on the evils of slavery. The soldier details the genealogy of one Southern plantation. The master fathered many slaves and committed incest with at least one slave daughter, which produced an idiot son.
Editorial Comment: "We append a telling description of one of the evils of slavery as given by a soldier of the 104th Pennsylvania. Whoever can read it, knowing that is only one of thousands that can be written, and still defend and seek the preservation of the 'institution' is lost as well to the dictates of reason, as to those of humanity. The soldier saw whereof he writes, as well as all who were with him, and details his impressions in a style of simple and touching earnestness. After some introductory remarks he continues:"Remember Fort Pillow
(Column 3)Summary: The Repository reprints a Buffalo Express letter that details discussions under truce between General Washburne and General Forrest, the rebel leader at Fort Pillow. Washburne did not deny that black troops have sworn to show no mercy to Forrest's troops and did not express any desire to dissuade them from their oaths.
Origin of Article: The Buffalo ExpressEditorial Comment: "Doctor Hunt, formerly of the Buffalo press, now in the service, writes from Memphis to t he Buffalo Express. He says:"
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The Union County Convention
(Column 1)Summary: Lists the men nominated at the Union County Convention as follows: Alexander K. McClure, of Guilford for Assembly; Hugh B. Davidson, of Chambersburg, for Commissioner; John H. Criswell, of Green, for Director of the Poor; Morrow R. Skinner, of Lurgan, for Auditor; William H. Koontz, of Somerset, for Congress; and Alex King, of Bedford, for Judge.(No Title)
(Names in announcement: Alexander K. McClure, Hugh B. Davidson, John H. Criswell, Morrow R. Skinner, William H. Koontz, Hon. Alex King)
(Column 1)Summary: The Repository dispels the rumors--supposedly spread by copperheads--that the amendment granting suffrage to soldiers includes black soldiers.
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A Bedford county correspondent writes us that the copperheads in that section are industriously circulating the report, that if the soldiers are allowed to vote, negroes in the service will also be enabled to vote. By this sort of misrepresentation they hope to induce men to vote against the amendment conferring the right of suffrage on our brave soldiers. It is a palpable, whole cloth falsehood. The proposed amendment simply confers the right to vote upon "qualified electors of this commonwealth" who shall be in the service; and the "qualified electors" are, as every one knows, white men over twenty-one years of age.
(Column Gens. Crooks And Averill)Summary: Reports fighting in Martinsburg, causing great anxiety to the neighboring counties.Whispers Of Peace
(Column 1)Summary: Describes an attempt to bring peace. Unauthorized Confederate men--Clay, Holcomb, and Sanders--sought a meeting via Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune with the president. Lincoln declined a meeting with unauthorized agents. The Repository points out that Gens. Sherman and Grant are likely to be the agents bringing peace to the country.Volunteers And Bounties
(Column 3)Summary: Reports Franklin County's quota for the new call for 500,000 volunteers as 870. The editors express the need for a uniform bounty system to prevent the wealthier cities from stealing away men from poorer regions. They propose that the county should offer a $100 bounty and also a $100 payment to the families of drafted men. The Repository urges enlistment, arguing that an additional 50,000 men in Grant's army would allow the defeat of Lee and the capture of Richmond.Democratic Treachery
(Column 4)Summary: The Repository claims that the Democratic Party remains silent on the issue of suffrage for soldiers because it fears that many of its "honest and patriotic" followers would bolt if they discovered the party's opposition.J. M'Dowell Sharpe, Esq
(Column 4)Summary: Predicts the election of King as judge for Franklin's district. The Valley Spirit supports J. McDowell Sharpe and F. M. Kimmell as Democratic candidates for judge.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: J. McDowell SharpeEsq., Hon. F. M. Kimmell, Judge King)
(Column 5)Summary: The Repository commends the actions of the 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry in the absence of Colonel Pearce.[No Title]
(Column 5)Summary: Reprints a note of disappointment in the Confederacy in the Richmond Examiner regarding the Confederate army's recent invasion.
Origin of Article: Richmond ExaminerCharles A. Gather, Esq.
(Column 6)Summary: Reports the purchase of the Fulton Democrat newspaper by Charles A. Gather.Union County Convention
(Names in announcement: Charles A. GatherEsq.)
(Column 6)Summary: Lists the nominations of the Union County Convention: J. Rowe--President, J. Bowermaster and D. Hays as Vice Presidents, and H. E. Wertz and J. A. Hyssong as Secretaries. The following were delegates: Antrim--J. Rowe, J. Shank, J. Fleming, G. W. Zeigler, J. Ruthrauff, A. Shirey, D. W. Rowe, W. A. Reed, A. Davidson; Chambersburg--(North Ward) C. C. Foltz, K. S. Taylor, W. Gelwicks; (South Ward) G. J. Balsley, H. S. Stoner, P. Dock Frey; Dry Run--J. M. Rankin, R. G. Ferguson, S. M. Skinner; Fayettesville--J. W. Barr, Dr. E. Hartzell, J. M. P. Snyder, J. E. Crawford, John Downey; Greenvillage--Dr. C. T. Maclay, J. H. Criswell, J. Bolinger; Guilford--J. Bowman, W. Ferguson, A. Stotler, J. L. Shank; Hamilton--H. Keefer, I. Miller, A. McElwain; Letterkenny--A. B. Wingert, J. H. Kaufman, S. K. Lehman; Loudon--J. Haulman, J. S. Hassler, J. Hollar; Lurgan--J. E. Maclay, T. Pomeroy, J. M. Saltsman; Mercersburg--J. A. Hyssong, D. Hays, S. A. Bradley, T. Kuhn; Metal--J. H. WAlker, Dr. J. Flickinger, J. McGinley Wilhelm; Orrstown--D. Hays, A. Miller, S. Knisely; Peters--W. L. McLellan, S. Alexander, W. E. McDowell; Quincy--H. E. Wertz, D. Price, J. Keys, F. Mentzer, O. Seabrooks; Southampton--M. Cressler, D. Middlecauff, J. Cressler; St. Thomas--Salsbury Shearman, J. Bowermaster, F. Peckman; Sulphur Spring--J. E. Fegan, W. Piper; Washington--G. W. Walker, J. Gehr. The convention made the following nominations for commissioner: J. B. Miller, H. R. Davidson, U. Washabaugh, and L. S. Clarke. Davidson was chosen. For Director of the Poor, the convention nominated J. H. Criswell, J. S. Hassler, and S. Alexander and chose Criswell of Green. For Auditor, the convention nominated J. Cressler, M. R. Skinner, and G. Cook (Montgomery) and chose M. R. Skinner, of Lurgan. For Assembly, the convention nominated W. W. Britton (nominated by Lehman), D. W. Rowe (nominated by Walker), A. K. McClure of Guilford (nominated by Hyssong) and chose A. K. McClure. For Coroner, the convention nominated H. E. Wertz of Quincy. The Appointed Congressional Conferees (to support W. H. Koontz for Congress) are G. J. Balsley, J. E. Crawford, and D. W. Rowe. The Appointed Judicial Conferees (to support Alex. King for President Judge) are W. S. Everett, H. E. Wertz, and S. A. Bradley. The Appointed Legislative conferees (to support A. K. McClure for the Legislature) are J. A. Hyssong, J. Ruthrauff, General D. Middlecauff.
(Names in announcement: Hon. John Rowe, John Bowermaster, David Hays, Hiram F. Wertz, John A. Hyssong, Jacob Shank, Jacob S. Fleming, George W. Zeigler, John Ruthrauff, A. Shirey, Colonel D. W. Rowe, William A. Reed, Andrew Davidson, C. C. Foltz, K. S. Taylor, William Gelwicks, George J. Balsley, H. S. Stoner, P. Dock Frey, James M. Rankin, Robert G. Ferguson, Stephen Skinner, John W. Barr, Dr. E. Hartzell, J. M. P. Snyder, John E. Crawford, John Downey, Dr. C. T. Maclay, John H. Criswell, Jacob Bolinger, John Bowman, William Ferguson, Andrew Stotler, Jeremiah L. Shank, Henry Keefer, Isaac Miller, Andrew McElwain, A. B. Wingert, John H. Kaufman, Samuel K. Lehman, Jacob Haulman, John S. Hassler, John Hollar, John E. Maclay, Thomas Pomeroy, John M. Saltsman, S. A. Bradley, Thomas Kuhn, John H. Walker, Dr. John Flickinger, J. McGinley Wilhelm, Amos Miller, Samuel Knisely, William L. McLellan, Samuel Alexander, William E. McDowell, Daniel Price, John Keys, Frederick Mentzer, Oliver Seabrooks, Michael Cressler, General David Middlecauff, John Cressler, Salsbury Shearman, Francis Peekman, James E. Fegan, Wilson Piper, George W. Walker, John Gehr, J. B. Miller, H. B. Davidson, Upton Washabaugh, L. S. Clarke, Morrow R. Skinner, George Cook, Mr. Lehman, Captain Walker, W. W. Britton, A. K. McClure, W. S. Everett)
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Gossip With Our Friends
(Column 1)Summary: Describes a smelly sewer in town and several absurd explanations for the stench including murder and a dumped body.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that the citizens of Greencastle held a meeting on Thursday evening to take measures for filling their quota of troops. Rev. T. G. Apple presided and J. M. Irwin served as secretary.Quotas Under The New Call
(Names in announcement: Rev. T. G. Apple, J. M. Irwin)
(Column 2)Summary: Details the quotas and regulations for the new call for 500,000 soldiers. Substitutes and exemption certificates may be used for only one year. Men subject to the draft may not be used as a substitute. The Repository criticizes the decision that men who paid $300 commutation before the new law passed are not subject to another draft for three years, whereas men who paid the commutation after the law can be subject to the next draft. The article lists the quotas within the county, but is illegible for half the townships: Metal-25, Montgomery-68, Mercersburg-20, Peters-47, Quincy-63, St. Thomas-37, Southampton-39, Warren-12, Washington-48, Waynesboro-28.Capt. Samuel M. McDowell
(Column 2)Summary: Provides a detailed biography of the recently killed Captain McDowell, son of J. McDowell of Chambersburg. The article includes excerpts from letters he wrote before his death and from a letter from a former teacher.Franklin County Crops
(Names in announcement: Captain Samuel M McDowell, John M. McDowell)
(Column 3)Summary: Predicts that, despite of the rebel raid and a hard winter, most of the crop harvests will be average or better.Serious Accident
(Column 3)Summary: Reports a serious injury for J. P. Grey. While attempting to retrieve a stray cow from Colonel Boyd, Grey got into a fight with Boyd's stock man and accidentally shot himself in the knee while using his gun as a club. Drs. Suesserotte, Richards, and Senseny amputated his leg.Recruiting Agent
(Names in announcement: J. P. Grey, Colonel Boyd, Dr. Suesserotte, Dr. Richards, Dr. Senseny)
(Column 3)Summary: Relates Gov. Curtin's announcement that one recruiting agent will be appointed from each county of each of the rebel states to help ease the draft quotas in the Northern states. The Repository expresses skepticism for the success of this attempt.Guilford Township
(Column 3)Summary: Notes that Guilford Township offers an additional $100 to the bounty already offered by the federal government. Also reminds that only volunteers receive a bounty.Gone To Europe
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that Dr. Langheine, of Chambersburg, has left for Germany, "for illness and pleasure."Suspended
(Names in announcement: Dr. H. Langheine)
(Column 3)Summary: Mourns the suspension of publication of the Greencastle Pilot. The Repository hopes that McCrory will be able to resume publication soon.Gen Couch's staff
(Names in announcement: McCrory)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that General Couch's staff returned to their old headquarters in Chambersburg.In Town
(Column 3)Summary: Mentions the presence of J. Black in Chambersburg on Monday.Latest from Atlanta
(Names in announcement: Hon. Jeremiah S. Black)
(Column 4)Summary: Reports that Union forces have not yet captured Atlanta.
Origin of Article: Nashville, July 26Atlanta Besieged!
(Column 4)Summary: Recounts the attack of the rebels at Atlanta. The Repository believes that the city will soon be in Union control.[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: The Repository describes General Smith's outmaneuvering of General Forrest.Married
(Column 5)Summary: On July 20, in McConnellsburg, by Rev. Hoffmeier, R. Koons, of Greencastle, married Anna Malone, of Woodbury, Bedford County.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. F. Hoffmeier, Mr. Theodore Koons, Miss Anna Malone)
(Column 5)Summary: On July 12, near Waynesboro, Nathaniel, son of Israel and Lavinah Hess, died at 1 year, 2 months, and 13 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Israel Hess, Lavinah C. Hess, Nathaniel Hess)
(Column 5)Summary: On June 28, in Quincy Township, Jacob, son of Martin Sollenberger, died at 18 years, 8 months, and 1 day.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob Sollenberger, Martin Sollenberger)
(Column 5)Summary: On July 20, near New Franklin, J. Keller, died at 58 years, 10 months, and 9 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob Keller)
(Column 5)Summary: On June 27, in Mercersburg, M. Taylor died at 42 years.Died
(Names in announcement: Michael Taylor)
(Column 5)Summary: On July 13, in Mercersburg, Elizabeth, wife of Adam McAllister, died in her 89th year.Died
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth McAllister, Adam McAllister)
(Column 5)Summary: On July 22, in Mercersburg, William, son of Matthew Smith, died in his second year.Died
(Names in announcement: William Campbell Smith, Matthew Smith)
(Column 5)Summary: On June 17, in the attack on Petersburg, 1st Sergt. Wolff, of Battery A, 2nd Pennsylvania Artillery, and son of David Wolff of Welsh Run, was killed.Died
(Names in announcement: 1st Sergeant D. H. Wolff, David Wolff)
(Column 5)Summary: On July 17, Rebecca, daughter of Jacob and Catharine Bickley, died at 10 years, 7 months, and 7 days.Receipts And Expenditures
(Names in announcement: Rebecca E. Bickley, Jacob Bickley, Catharine Bickley)
(Column 6)Summary: Lists the donors who gave to the Ladies Fair for the benefit of the Christian Commission: Miss Walk of Upper Path Valley & Concord--$159.74; Mrs. Burgess of Loudon $14.50; General Cameron $10.00; Mrs. Monn and Miss Wertz of Quincy $164.30; Mr. Pomeroy of Roxbury $4406; Mrs. Eberly $1.00; J. Wallace $5.00; H. Wills $2.00; Mrs. Fisher $5.00; Mrs. Dr. Reamer of Bedford $10.00; Mrs. Dr. Wright $3.00; G. A. Deitz, wood $11.40; Captain Ege $5.00. Net Profits $3,527.77. Mrs. Dechert, the treasurer, reported the donations.
(Names in announcement: Miss R. Walk, Mrs. W. Burgess, General S. Cameron, Mrs. Monn, Miss Wertz, Mr. Pomeroy, Mrs. John Eberly, John Wallace, Henry Wills, Mrs. S. R. Fisher, Mrs. Dr. Reamer, Mrs. Dr. Wright, George A. Deitz, Captain J. Ege, Mrs. J. L. Dechert)
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The Rebels In Hagerstown
(Column 2)Summary: Provides a detailed description of the ransom demanded of Hagerstown under the threat of fire and their frantic and successful attempts to satisfy McCausland's terms.
Editorial Comment: "The Hagerstown Herald gives the following account of the operations of General McCausland and his command while they occupied that place, during the late rebel raid on the border:"[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: The Repository describes the pressure of Grant's army on Richmond.List of Causes for Trial
(Column 4)Summary: Lists the causes for trial of the August term for Common Pleas, starting Aug. 8th, 1864: E. Kuhn vs. W. Crooks' Executors; M. Zellers vs. J. Rule; S. & M. Pennock & Co. vs. W. Reber; J. Tritch vs. J. Price; C. Hoch vs. A. S. Adams, et al.; A. J. Lochbaum vs. Dr. Lambert et al.; G. Gaff's use vs. J. H. Tritle; W. Bush vs. J. Shoap. K. S. Taylor, the Prothonotary, published the list.
(Names in announcement: Emanuel Kuhn, W. Crooks, Michael Zellers, James Rule, S. Pennock, M. Pennock, William Reber, John Tritch, Joseph Price, Charles Hoch, A. S. Adams, A. J. Lochbaum, Dr. John Lambert, George Gaff, John H. Tritle, William Bush, John Shoap, K. S. Taylor)