Franklin Repository: August 31, 1864Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Description of Page: The page includes real estate sales, advertisements, and a poem entitled "Just Before the Battle."
(Column 4)Summary: Prints Governor Curtin's message to the Pennsylvania legislature. He emphasizes the need for a garrison in Pennsylvania and Maryland because of their proximity to the Confederate states. He believes that the federal government should help provide the protection. Governor Curtin and Governor Bradford wrote a letter to Lincoln requesting the inclusion of garrison men in the quota for volunteers. The Secretary of War refused the request. Curtin recommends that the legislature establish fifteen regiments, to be paid by loan, with the officers chosen by seniority and/or merit.The York (Pa.) True Democrat
(Column 6)Summary: Summarizes an article from the York True Democrat newspaper. A number of recruits who intended to credit themselves to the townships in which they reside, now positively refuse to do so because those townships declared that the soldiers had no right to vote.Political Intelligence
(Column 7)Summary: The Repository asserts that "not a single Republican or Union man" in Pennsylvania voted against the amendment providing suffrage to soldiers.A Regiment of Ohio
(Column 7)Summary: The Repository reprints Abraham Lincoln's address to a Ohio regiment whose term of enlistment expired. Lincoln thanked the soldiers and requested their patience and tolerance in dealing with taxes.
Editorial Comment: "A regiment of Ohio soldiers, whose term of enlistment had expired, paid their respects to President Lincoln before starting for their homes. The men being drawn up in front of the White House, the President addressed them as follows:"
Gen. Earley's Mission
(Column 1)Summary: Discusses General Early's mission near the Potomac. Because Early's forces made very little progress other than burning down a town, the Repository argues that his true purpose was to keep both Pennsylvania and Maryland "distracted and alarmed" and thus frighten the people into voting for the peace ticket.
Full Text of Article:Union Organization
The rebel Gen. Earley has now been on the line of the Potomac for sixty days, and from present indications he means to hold the Shenandoah Valley and threaten the Maryland and Pennsylvania border as long as it is in his power to do so. He first reached the river about the 1st of July, and after sending plundering bands under M'Causland, Johnston and Gilmore north as far as Hagerstown, he moved to Frederick, and, after an unimportant engagement, he marched thence upon Washington, but beyond stealing a few thousand horses and cattle and losing perhaps a thousand men, nothing was accomplished. The 6th corps met him in the Washington defences, and drove him rapidly across the Potomac and into the valley again. When Gen. Wright abandoned the pursuit, leaving Crooks and Averill alone in Earley's rear, he turned upon their small command and drove them across the Potomac again with some loss of men, but none of material; and from his second line on the Potomac he sent M'Causland to burn and rob Chambersburg. Again he was compelled to retreat hastily up the valley before Sheridan's forces; but when he reached Strasburg he was reinforced by Kershaw's division of infantry and Fitz Lee's division of cavalry, in all about 15,000 men, and he at once assumed the offensive again. That his augmented force did not exceed the force of Sheridan we are fully persuaded; but Sheridan was in an awkward position to offer battle and at the same time protect his line toward Washington. He therefore wisely fell back to Charlestown and Harper's Ferry, where he could give battle with his whole force and has since been ready for Gen. Early, who has preferred roving around almost anywhere but in the immediate vicinity of Sheridan's lines. It is manifest, whatever may be Earley's immediate purpose, that he is not willing to offer battle to Sheridan in his present position. He has thrown his large body of cavalry up the river, amused them on Friday last by shelling Williamsport, and shows a disposition for almost everything else than a square fight.
Thus far the two months' campaign of Gen. Earley is barren of substantial military results. It has not affected the siege of Richmond--doubtless its primary and main object. It has not discomfited any portion of the Union army, and does not seem to be aimed at any such result. It has not, counting all its plunder, kept its own men in supplies, and it cannot, as things look now, contemplate an invasion in force of either Maryland or Pennsylvania. What then is Gen. Earley's mission? It is not without purpose well considered and wisely matured object, and since it is not to give battle to the opposing army, what are we to understand as the aim of Davis and Lee in thus detaching 30,000 of their best troops to manouvre [sic] on the line of the Potomac, evidently intending to avoid decisive military results?
There can be but one rational solution of Gen. Earley's campaign. It has a two-fold purpose, is equally political and military in its aim, and hopes to be compensated rather by the former than the latter. The great aim of Earley is evidently to hover on the border of Maryland and Pennsylvania as long as he can with safety; keep both States distracted and alarmed; weary our people of war alike by atrocious robbery and applying the torch of the barbarian; disorganize us with the hope of wholly or partially defeating the coming conscription, and drive the timid and time-serving to voting the Peace ticket at the next election. This we believe to be the mission of Gen. Earley, and it remains to be seen how far it will succeed. He has evidently been assured that a draft cannot be made in Pennsylvania without riot and revolution, and he is on hand to distract the power of the government as much as possible, and give heart and hope to those who would plunge the North into anarchy; and if he can bear to Richmond the glad tidings that Pennsylvania copperheads have completed his work of defeating the filling up of the ranks of our brave armies, he will return to the capital of Treason the most successful general they has ever started on a campaign.
We know how the torch, repeated spoliation and perpetual peril appeal to the selfishness of men; but when refuge from all or either is to be purchased at the price of universal anarchy and the crowning triumph of perjured traitors, the man who yields his devotion to a common country in the hour of personal danger, is faithless to order and government, and faithless to himself, his home and his children. So far from quailing beneath the systematic oppression of the foe, deliberately designed to make us traitors to ourselves and to our country, let it make us more faithful, more earnest, more determined than ever before to resist the power of brutal traitors, and exterminate treason from our once free and prosperous land. While treason has life and power on this continent, there can be no peace, no order, no government; and men of all political persuasion should make common cause to make it die the death of infamy, that it may leave no new champion of treason to rise up and again deluge us with fraternal blood.
The remedy is simple, plain and within the power of all. Our armies must be reinforced! If Sheridan had but 25,000 more men Earley would be driven back to the capital of crime at once and the border would be speedily and forever free from thieving and destructive incursions. Had Grant 50,000 fresh men just now Richmond would be ours in thirty days; and had Sherman a like number of reinforcements the Flag of the Free would wave in triumph over Atlanta and Mobile before the frosts of Autumn reach us. This and this only is the remedy. It is the only measure of safety to the border, to our armies, to the Republic; and it is to defeat this if possible, that the rebel chief now hovers around us. Let the patriotic men of all parties appreciate the common danger to ourselves and to the government, and stand shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart to re-enforce our gallant armies speedily and amply, and tranquil[l]ity and lasting Peace must be the rich fruits of our efforts. We must choose between this and anarchy; between disorder and desolation on the one hand and a speedy peace and a restored and prosperous Union on the other, and the choice must be made quickly. Let it be made as humanity and patriotism dictate, and the mission of Early will fail as expiring treason surrenders the fairest continent of the world to the beneficence of a great people and Free Government.
(Column 2)Summary: Notes the disruption to Union organization caused by fears of invasion and then actual invasion. The Repository urges the Union party to begin organizing.Gen. Wm. H. Koontz
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that Franklin's district nominated General William H. Koontz was nominated over Colonel Jordan of Bedford as the Union candidate for Congress.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Praises the nomination of Alexander King of Bedford as the Union candidate for judge. The Repository predicts widespread support and election victory for King.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Hon. Alexander King)
(Column 3)Summary: The editors comment on the Harrisburg correspondent's just but severe condemnation of the Pennsylvania legislature. Members appropriated $33 per Chambersburg head, but $275 more than the law allows for themselves.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: The Repository informs readers of the urgent need for slippers in all the army hospitals.Senator Wilson
(Column 3)Summary: The Repository quotes Senator Wilson's public denial that he "is mixed up with any proposition for an armistice with the rebels."[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: The Repository reports that insurance policies do no cover property damage by a common enemy.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: The Repository notes that General Hunter recently dismissed a large number of his officers, including Col. Higgins of the 22nd Pa. Cavalry, Colonel Wynkoop of the 20th, and Colonel Pearce of the 12th. Pearce was dismissed for "'utter worthlessness as an officer.'"Gossip With Our Friends
(Column 4)Summary: The editors bemoan the destruction of Chambersburg. The act of "vandalism" proves false the South's boast of chivalry.About The Rebel Raid
(Names in announcement: Mr. Knight)
(Column 4)Summary: Reports that the rebels robbed almost every house in Chambersburg. Officers and soldiers seemed to compete with each other in thieving. The Repository denies the claim of Smith, the man who burned A. K. McClure's home, that Mrs. McClure gave him the silverware for helping her save her clothing. General Averill surprised robber rebels at Moorfield, but they were too drunk and preoccupied with their spoils to fight. The rebels supposedly shouted to Averill "'We weren't in Chambersburg! We didn't burn your houses!'" The Repository estimates about 1,000 rebel soldiers sacked and burned Chambersburg. The artillery commanded by Capt. McGowan, Provost Marshall of Chambersburg, and Lieut. Underhill prevent the rebels from entering the town before daybreak. George Tyer and Adam Alexander, the last Union soldiers in Chambersburg, kept firing at the rebels as they left.
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Careful inquiry into the details of the burning of Chambersburg, establishes the fact that in nearly every house systematic robbing was practiced by the rebels. Officers and soldiers seemed to rival each other in thieving. Not only watches, jewelry, silver-ware, and trinkets of every kind were taken from drawers of every place they hoped to find them; but silk dresses and clothing of almost every kind were appropriated by the free-booters and secreted in their pockets and haversacks, or tied to their saddles. Capt. F.W. Smith, son of the present Governor of Virginia, stole a quantity of silver-ware from the residence of Mr. M'Clure, and rode out of town with a pair of silver goblets strapped to his own saddle. When at Hancock, he was evidently ashamed of his theft, and endeavored to escape the odium of robbing by shameless falsehood. A Hancock correspondent informs us that he exhibited Mrs. M'Clure's silver-ware in that place to a lady, and stated that they had been given him by Mrs. M'Clure for helping her out with her clothing--a statement that is wholly false. He took nothing from that house that he did not deliberately steal; but it is most natural that a thief should falsify to hide his villainy. A correspondent writing from Fulton county informs us that every farm house in the cove near the road was robbed of everything the rebels could carry. Some of the farmers lost considerable sums of money, and clothing of all kind were taken--particularly silks and other valuable articles of apparel. Never were a more scienced set of highwaymen organized than the command of McCausland. When Gen. Averill surprised them at Moorfield, many of them were besotted with liquor and most of them demoralized by their robberies. Whnn [sic] called upon to fight, they were so encumbered with their stolen goods and so prostituted by the unbridled license they had enjoyed for a week before, that they made no defence. We learn from an officer who was present that they behaved more like a set of thieves fearing an officer of the law than like soldiers. Their camp which they abandoned when Averill attacked them, was strewn with silks, shawls and countless articles of clothing and other booty, and they made much more effort to get away with their plunder than to fight like trained soldiers. They lost all their artillery, some 400 prisoners, and a number killed and wounded while Averill's loss did not reach twenty in all. When Averill's men swooped down on them in their camp, although the evidence of their robberies was visible on the person of almost every rebel, they cried out--"We wer'nt in Chambersburg!"--"We didn't burn your houses! The thieves evidently expected that summary justice would be dispensed by [illegible] prompt butchery; but they were amazed to find that Gen. Averill treated them as prisoners of war.
There is a common error prevalent even among our own citizens as to the number of rebels actually in Chambersburg when is [sic] was burned. Most of our people fix the number at from 350 to 600; but we are assured that Mr. Christian Stouffer, who lives on West Market street, on which the main body of M'Causland's command entered, counted 831 who entered Chambersburg by that street, and there were not less than 250 who entered by different other streets. Mr. Stouffer is a perfectly reliable gentleman, and we are fully convinced that there were not less than 1,000 rebels in the town when it was robbed and burned. It must be remembered that the rebel command was scattered over more than half the town--that they entered and fired over 200 houses almost simultaneously, and each squad contained from two to five men. While few citizens saw as many as fifty rebels together, they were at work in some twelve or fifteen squares at one time, and their number was not less than 1,000, or almost one-third of the command brought to Chambersburg.
Gens. M'Causland and Bradley Johnston took breakfast at Mr. Hencry Greenawalt's, on the Western turnpike, on the morning of the 30th. M'Causland brought his brandy to the table, and drank freely of it while eating. When they rose from the table and were passing out of the house, Johnston noticed a delicate child of Mrs. Greenawalt's, and he remarked that it looked quite pale. M'Causland answered--"Madam, in a few hours, when I get through with Chambersburg the women and children of the town will look paler than your child," and with a fiendish chuckle of satisfaction he proceeded to execute his purpose. When in Chambersburg the rebel soldiers were openly encouraged to get drunk and steal. Gen. Johnston sat on the verandah of the Franklin House, and his soldiers would repeatedly come to him and call his attention to the valuable goods they had stolen. Some would exhibit fancy combs, others jewelry, and others articles of apparel of which they had just robbed citizens, and the General would compliment them or smile approvingly at their dexterity as common thieves. One officer called all the straggling men about Johnston to come up street and get plenty of liquor, as a cellar had been opened in which there was abundance, and they all left to whet their brutal passions with whiskey. In every hotel and eating house they first broke into the bar or cellar to get liquor, and no general officer attempted to restrain them.
In our report of the movement made on the morning of the 30th ult. with the artillery here, by which the rebels were retarded from entering the town until day-light, we omitted to state that Capt. M'Gowan, Provost Marshal of this place, was in the immediate command of the few troops here, and that Lieut. Underhill had immediate charge of the battery. They held their ground manfully on the Fair Ground until they were ordered by Gen. Couch to fall back, which was done just in time to save their gun. These officers behaved most gallantly and saved Chambersburg from the horror of being fired in darkness as was evidently the intention of Gen. M'Causland. Several of his officers, who protested against and refused to participate in the burning of the town denounced him to our citizens as an evidence of it his deliberate purpose to fire the town at night which must have resulted in the loss of many lives of women and children.
The number of rebels who were in and about Chambersburg has been variously estimated and persistently belittled by unfriendly journals abroad. Gen. Averill who encountered them several times reported their number at 3,000; and Col. Dixon, of St. Thomas, an old officer of the Pennsylvania Reserves, counted M'Causland's forces accurately as it retreated through that place, and it numbered 2,890 men, independent of stragglers scattered through the country. Of this number there were nearly if not quite 1,000 in Chambersburg participating in the burning and robberies, and 2,000 were in line of battle on the hill west of the town, with two batteries completely covering the force detailed to apply the torch.
Capt. Smith, who burned "Norland" was evidently anxious to procure the private papers of Mr. M'Clure. He thoroughly ransacked Mrs. M'Clure's Secretary, but found nothing there suited to his taste. The important private correspondence of Mr. M'Clure was in the house, but as it was in a place where a thief would not be likely to search for whiskey, money or jewelry, it escaped vandal hands to perish in the flames. All the political letters of Mr. M'Clure relating to the campaign of 1860, the formation of the Lincoln Cabinet in 1861, and others of more recent date were in his library, but were not found as Smith's proceedings in the library were carefully watched until all left the house. Had Capt. Smith found the correspondence he could have published nothing to make the authors blush, unless Hon. A. H. H. Stuart, of Va., and several others now devoted to treason, would have been shamed by being reminded that as late as 1861 they denounced Jeff Davis and other Southern traitors with an earnestness that would now do credit to a Northern Abolitionist. Had the letters of Mr. Greeley and Mr. Stevens been exhumed by rebel explorations, this consolation would remain, that nobody could read them, not even the authors themselves after they had been written one or more years. Unfortunately for Mr. Lincoln he writes a legible hand, and any rebel who can read "writin'-readin'," as Col. Montgomery would say, might readily decypher his chirography; but as the rebels didn't get them, its no odds, as Toots would say, what was in them. As Capt. Smith, by his admirable thieving qualities, is certainly on the fair way to political promotion in rebeldom, he may regret that he missed this correspondence, as it would have shown him how political campaigns are managed in Pennsylvania. Missing his mark, however, he must learn elsewhere.
Two Union soldiers named George Styer, of Howard county, Md., and Adam Alexander, of York county, Pa., members of the independent Patapsco Guards were the last troops in Chambersburg. They were across the Falling Spring on King street when the rebel pickets were advancing from the west on the same street, and fell back leisurely, loading and firing their pieces until they were driven down Main street, from thence down the alley to the depot buildings, and then out to Kennedy's woods, when they retreated to Shippensburg. They halted at the corner of King and Main and loaded their guns when the rebels were not over a square from them. They have been in the service nearly three years, and when told by some citizens, while loading that the rebels were close to them, they answered that they had seen rebels before, and marched off cool[l]y to get a good position for a shot at the "Johnies." These men deserve well for their gallantry.
We have entirely reliable information of a consultation had by Gen. Earley and a number of his officers on the Potomac, after the destruction of Chambersburg, in which the policy of Earley's campaign was freely discussed; and it was admitted by all that if Earley's demonstrations on the border failed to raise the siege of Richmond the rebel capital must eventually fall. How or from whom we have this information, it is not proper to say; but the consultation and discussion were heard by the person from whom we have the statement. Gen. Earley and his chief officers were quite disappointed at the fruits of their campaign--it having failed in its great purpose to relieve Richmond.
(Column 5)Summary: The Repository mentions the suspension of the Mercersburg Journal because of the high price of paper and the rebel invasion.Rebuilding
(Column 6)Summary: Provides suggestions on rebuilding Chambersburg. The editors urge the planting of shade trees and the construction of buildings with good taste. The buildings need not be rebuilt in the exact way. The rebuilding process may create new popular town areas.Distressing Occurrence
(Column 6)Summary: Reports the accidental death of William Gelwix, of Capt. Stroud's company. Gelwix accidentally caused his gun to fire while jumping a fence near Chambersburg and was fatally shot in the abdomen. He was the son of D. Gelwix of Strasburg, was about thirty years old, and had been part of the first mustering of Capt. Hullinger's 21st Cavalry in Chambersburg.The Streets
(Names in announcement: William Gelwix, Daniel Gelwix, Captain Hullinger)
(Column 6)Summary: The Repository reports that the town council decided to widen Main Street by eight feet on each side. The editors believe that the widening of the pavements alongside the streets would "add largely to the comfort and value of the properties."Bible Donation
(Column 6)Summary: Prints a letter from Rev. I. H. Torrence to Samuel Seibert, B. F. Nead, W. G. Reed, George Flack, and D. K. Wunderlich. Torrence writes that families who lost Bibles should receive a new one from Rev. Dyson.Gone To Montana
(Names in announcement: Rev. I. H. Torrence, Rev. Mr. Dyson, Samuel Seibert, B. F. Nead, W. G. Reed, George Flack, D. K. Wunderlich)
(Column 6)Summary: Reports the move of Jeremiah Cook to Montana. Cook maintained a reputation as "a sound lawyer, and excellent business man and withal one of the cleverest of good fellows."Recruits
(Names in announcement: Jeremiah CookEsq.)
(Column 6)Summary: Announces that Guilford Township offers a $300 local bounty in addition to the government bounty, for a total of $592.On A Visit
(Column 6)Summary: Reports the visit of Captain David S. Gordon, of the 2nd United States Cavalry, and Captain L. B. Kurtz, of Company G of the 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry, to their homes in Waynesboro.Democratic Ticket
(Names in announcement: Captain David S. Gordon, Captain L. B. Kurtz)
(Column 7)Summary: The Repository reports the Democratic nominations. At their convention in Chambersburg, they nominated General A. H. Coffroth for Congress, F. M. Kimmell for judge, and J. M. McDowell Sharpe for assembly.Discharged
(Names in announcement: Hon. F. M. Kimmel, Gen. A. H. Coffroth, Hon. J. M. McDowell Sharpe)
(Column 7)Summary: Announces the honorable discharge of Jacob Butler, William Deatrich, David Morehead, and Thomas Merklein, all of Chambersburg. They return home after serving three years in the 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry.Files Wanted
(Names in announcement: Jacob Butler, William Deatrich, David Morehead, Thomas Merklein)
(Column 7)Summary: Stoner and McClure, the proprietors of the Repository, request readers to submit copies of any issues of the paper, "however old," but especially the first issue of July 8, 1863. The Repository promises to pay liberally.Political Intelligence
(Names in announcement: Stoner, McClure)
(Column 7)Summary: Lists the official vote of the special election of August 2 for the amendments to the state constitution. Franklin County voted as follows: 1st-For 2,513, Against 721; 2nd-For 2,529, Against 722; 3rd-For 2,511, Against 732. The first amendment provided suffrage to soldiers.Summary Of War News
(Column 7)Summary: Summarizes war news. While destroying the Weldon Railroad south of Reams' Station, General Hancock's forces successfully repulsed numerous attacks. General Early's forces moved on to Williamsport, retreated to Charlestown, and now moves toward Richmond to aid Lee in recovering the Weldon Railroad.Personal
(Column 7)Summary: Reports the death of David Coyle, of Perry County, at Newville on August 22, in his 87th year. He was the father of A. L. Coyle of Mercersburg.
(Names in announcement: Mr. David Coyle, Mr. A. L. Coyle)
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(Column 1)Summary: Provides news of the state legislature in Harrisburg. The correspondent reports on the acts of the extra session, the new military bill, the liberal appropriations to members of the legislature, the "mean" appropriation to the residents of Chambersburg, Governor Curtin's special message, the speaker of the Senate, bounty brokers, and political movements. The militia bill passed, but had no power of enforcement in case "copperhead commissioners should conclude to disregard its provisions."
Trailer: "Horace"The Burning Of Chambersburg
(Column 1)Summary: Reprints a letter written by Rev. S. J. Niccolls, of Chambersburg, originally printed in the Pittsburgh Evening Chronicle. Niccolls disputes the Chronicle's accusations that General Couch and the citizens of Chambersburg failed to defend themselves. Niccolls provides a long and detailed description of the rebel invasion.
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. J. Niccolls)Origin of Article: Pittsburgh Evening ChronicleEditorial Comment: "The following graphic letter, which we copy from the Pittsburg Evening Chronicle, is from the pen of Rev. S. J. Niccolls, Presbyterian pastor of this place. He has ever actively participated in every measure looking to [order?] defence and was a witness to the sacking and burning of Chambersburg, and speaks advisedly as to the facts he records. The Chronicle, which had previously reflected severely upon the citizens and also upon Gen. Couch for not defending the town, prefaces Mr. Niccoll's letter with a tender of regrets to Gen. Couch 'for the injurious strictures concerning his management which were made in the Chronicle under wrong impressions.' We give the letter entire:"
Trailer: "S. J. Niccolls"Died
(Column 3)Summary: Reports the death of Anna Yeaths on August 22, in Guilford Township, at 3 years, 5 months, and 21 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Anna Mary Yeaths)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports the death of Emma Yeaths on August 19, in Guilford Township, at 3 months and 7 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Emma Yeaths)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports the death of Anna Lowry on August 10, in Guilford Township, at 6 months and 25 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Anna Lowry)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports the death of John Grove, Sr., of Guilford Township, on August 13, at 78 years, 5 months, and 12 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Sr. John Grove)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports the death of Robert Renfrew near Fayetteville on August 9, at the age of 81 years.Died
(Names in announcement: Robert Renfrew)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports the death of Henry Miller in Chambersburg on August 8, at 10 years, 2 months, and 8 days. Henry Miller was the son of John and Mary Miller.Died
(Names in announcement: Henry Miller, Mary Miller, John Miller)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports the death of Mary Oyler, of Guilford Township, on July 20.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary Alice Oyler)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports the death of Gracy Allison Eyster on August 1. Gracy was the infant daughter of J. Allison Eyster and died in Chambersburg at the home of William C. Eyster.Died
(Names in announcement: William C. Eyster, Gracy Allison Eyster, J. Allison EysterEsq.)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports the death of Lizze Jane McDowell on August 21, in Mercersburg, at the age of 21 years. Lizzie was the daughter of John M. McDowell.Married
(Names in announcement: Lizzie Jane McDowell, John M. McDowell)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that John Cromer, of Jackson Hall, married Charlotte Detrich, of St. Thomas, on August 18. Rev. Henry performed the ceremony.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. M. Henry, Mr. John Cromer, Miss Charlotte Detrich)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that David Dine, of Fayetteville, married Margaret Aikens, of Guilford Township, on August 18. Rev. Henry officiated.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. M. Henry, Mr. David Dine, Miss Margaret Jane Aikens)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that William S. Spangler married Hannah J. Peters, both of Guilford Township on August 11. Rev. Barnhart performed the services.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. T. Barnhart, Mr. William S. Spangler, Miss Hannah J. Peters)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that Margaret Uglow, of Chambersburg, married Archibald Litrell, of Frederick County, Virginia, on August 28.Married
(Names in announcement: Archibald Litrell, Margaret Catherine Uglow)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that Charles H. Taylor married Anne E. Pauli, both of Chambersburg, on August 5. Rev. Niccolls performed the ceremony.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. S. J. Niccolls, Mr. Charles H. Taylor, Miss Anne E. Pauli)
(Column 3)Summary: Announces that Samuel Dizard, of Fayetteville, married Rebecca McFerrin, of New Franklin, on August 23. Rev. Howe performed the services.The Chicago Convention
(Names in announcement: Rev. Wesley Howe, Mr. Samuel Dizard, Miss Rebecca McFerrin)
(Column 7)Summary: Reports the latest news on the Chicago Convention, including Governor Bigler as temporary president, Governor Seymour as president, the probable nomination of General McClellan, and the participation of Vallandigham as the Ohio delegate. The Repository charges the convention with "treason."Head Quarters Provost Marshal
(Column 7)Summary: Relates the announcement of Provost Marshall Eyster that the Board of Enrollment of the Sixteenth District will hold daily sessions at Chambersburg, starting September 12. Eyster requests appearance of people who desire exemption because of age, physical disability, non-residence, two year service. Urges residents to "see that delinquent drafted men are arrested and brought before the Board of Enrollment."
(Names in announcement: Captain, Provost Marshall George Eyster)
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