Franklin Repository: April 12, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Description of Page: The page includes advertisements, a poem entitled "Richmond is Ours!", and anecdotes.
Rejoicing In Washington
(Column 6)Summary: Describes celebrations of the capture of Richmond. Secretaries Stanton and Seward and Gen. Butler gave speeches that praised the suffering soldiers and urged the loss of privileges for Confederate leaders.[No Title]
(Column 7)Summary: Notes the sudden loyalty of the people of Nassau. Numerous blockade runners operated in Nassau with warehouses filled with supplies.
Gen. Robert E. Lee
(Column 1)Summary: Announces the surrender of Lee's army.How Shall We Attain Peace?
(Column 1)Summary: Describes the relief of many Southerners to be part of the Union again and free from the coercion of the Confederate government and army. The Repository ponders the re-incorporation of the South into the Union by vengeance or "fraternal kindness." The author quotes from by Hon. Everett, Rev. H. W. Beecher, the New York Evening Post, and the Times which all urge a peaceful and kind reunification.[No Title]
(Column 2)Summary: Expresses hope that Johnston will surrender to Sherman. The author believes Jefferson Davis escaped to Texas.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Reprints a Richmond Examiner article that feared that the evacuation of Richmond would cause despair in the Southern people and its army.
Origin of Article: The Richmond ExaminerEditorial Comment: "The Richmond Examiner of the 27th ult., thus frankly predicts the consequences to the rebels of the loss of Richmond:"Information
(Column 3)Summary: The Repository posts an 'advertisement' which asks for the whereabouts of Jefferson Davis and requests that any such information be given to the Spirit newspaper.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Ridicules the Spirit's admission that the war is "probably" over with the breaking of the "'back-bone of the rebellion,'" Richmond.Jeff. Davis
(Column 3)Summary: Celebrates the parade of black Union troops through Richmond.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Praises Lieut. Gen. Grant for his abilities as a leader and his reckless willingness to fight in the battles.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Predicts magnanimous clemency by Lincoln toward Southerners.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: The editors call attention to an advertisement apparently placed by Laura Witchell in search of relatives of Clara Reynolds, whose father, a Union man in Virginia, was killed and whose mother recently died of grief.Harrisburg. Rejoicing Over the Capture of Richmond--Jolly Times in Harrisburg--The Civil and Military Authorities a Little Tangled--Gov. Curtin Gone to Attend to Our Wounded.
(Names in announcement: Laura Witchell, Clara Reynolds)
(Column 4)Summary: Reports celebrations of the capture of Richmond and Gov. Curtin's visit to the wounded.
Trailer: "Horace"Details Of Grant's Movements
(Column 4)Summary: Describes the movements of the Union army from March 28 until Lee's surrender on Sunday.News From Richmond.
(Column 5)Summary: Describes the visit of Lincoln, his wife, and two senators to Richmond; the reception in Jefferson Davis's home; the burning of Richmond by Gen. Ewell; rumors of Davis in Georgia or to Danville; the enthusiasm of the black population at the sight of the Union army; the use of Davis' mansion as the headquarters of Gen. Weitzel; the sparing of Castle Thunder and Libby Prison from the fire, to stand as monuments to the cruelty done to Union prisoners; the determination of Davis to continue the fight; the order to Richmond citizens to stay at home; and the destitution of Richmond citizens lacking all supplies.Summary Of War News
(Column 7)Summary: Reports the poor condition of much of Sherman's army and the surprise of Petersburg residents at the good conduct of the Union army.
Description of Page: The page includes market reports, candidates' cards, real estate sales, and advertisements.
(Column 1)Summary: Explains the special bounty law and the law to prevent stock from running at large.Illuminations Of Mercersburg
(Column 1)Summary: Recounts the celebrations in Mercersburg of the capture of Richmond and Petersburg. One house was illuminated with 381 lights. Bradley, Negly, McFarland, Murray, Grove, Apple, Harbaugh, and Higbee participated in an assembly of the citizens with speeches and songs.Another Hero Fallen
(Names in announcement: Capt. S. A. Bradley, Dr. E. Negly, R. P. McFarlandEsq., O. L. Murray, T. C. GroveEsq., Rev. T. Apple, Dr. H. Harbaugh, Rev. Prof. Higbee)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports Andrew Pomeroy's death at Hatcher's Run on March 31. His father is Thomas Pomeroy, of Roxbury.Rejoicing
(Names in announcement: 1st Lieut. Andrew J. Pomeroy, Hon. Thomas Pomeroy)
(Column 2)Summary: Describes the celebrations in Chambersburg. King, Smith, McClure, Everett, Stewart, and Reed gave speeches.The 209th
(Names in announcement: Judge King, Rev. Smith, Mr. McClure, Mr. Everett, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Reed)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that in the battle to recapture Fort Steadman, Ritchey, a member of the 209th, grazed his ear. Reprints a letter from Ritchey.Died Of Starvation
(Names in announcement: Major Ritchey, Gen. Hartrauft)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that two Mercersburg men, Mowery and Winters, of the 17th Pa. Cavalry and 107th Pa. Vols. respectively, died from starvation during imprisonment. Winters died in Annapolis soon after his release, and Mowery in Mercersburg last Saturday.Death Of Captain McCulloch
(Names in announcement: John Mowery, Samuel Winters)
(Column 2)Summary: McCulloch, of Co. D, 209th, died during battle. He had just written to the Repository, giving a list of casualties in his company during the recapture of Fort Steadman. He was a captain in the 126th and the re-entered the service last fall.Judge King
(Names in announcement: Capt. McCulloch)
(Column 2)Summary: At the April term of court opened by Judge King, Stewart announced Lee's surrender and motioned that it be included in the records.Returned
(Names in announcement: Judge King, John StewartEsq.)
(Column 2)Summary: Notes the return of the three escaped Chambersburg citizens imprisoned in Salisbury. They received a great welcome by a crowd and band.Casualties In the 210th
(Names in announcement: J. Porter Brown, David M. Eiker, George Caufman)
(Column 2)Summary: The Repository gives an incomplete list of the wounded of Co. D--Simmers, Suters, and Ludwig. The article also mentions the death of William Lesher, son of David Lesher, of Chambersburg.Lecture
(Names in announcement: William Lesher, David LesherEsq., John Simmers, Benjamin Suters, George Ludwig)
(Column 2)Summary: Announces that J. McKendrie Riley will lecture in the Methodist Church on April 20.Lost A Leg
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. McKendrie RileyD. D.)
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that David Chamberlain, of Co. D, 21st Pa. Cavalry, lost his left leg in the action at Richmond.Personal
(Names in announcement: Orderly Sergt. David Chamberlain)
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that Ferando Wood sailed for Europe, Brig. Gen. Winthrop was killed at Five Forks, and Secretary Seward sustained injuries during a carriage accident.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Reprints an article from the New York World (a Democratic paper) which states that with the capture of Richmond, the Confederate army has "nothing left to fall back upon." The paper predicts that it is unlikely that Confederate soldiers will continue to fight.Victory! Victory! General Grant's Sun of Austerlitz! Lee Finds His Waterloo! Surrender Of The Rebel Army! Gen. Grant's Terms Accepted by Lee! The Rebels want Peace! A great Amount Of War Material Given Up! The Rebel Army Paroled! The Nation's Thanks To Its Glorious Heroes!
(Column 4)Summary: Reprints correspondence between Grant and Lee.Finance And Trade.
(Column 5)Summary: Reports that stocks have rallied and stockholders await the dividend of the Sterling Oil Company of Chambersburg, to be paid by McClure and Stoner.Married
(Names in announcement: McClure, Stoner)
(Column 5)Summary: On March 26, by Rev. Jones, John Mealman married Charlotte Gilbert, both of Franklin County.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. B. Jones, Mr. John F. Mealman, Miss Charlotte A. Gilbert)
(Column 5)Summary: On March 30, at the home of the bride's father, by Rev. Thomas, Abraham, son of Rev. Stamy, married Mary Otto, of Frederick County.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Thomas, Mr. Abraham F. Stamy, Rev. Abraham Stamy, Miss Mary E. Otto, Mr. Otto)
(Column 5)Summary: On April 3, Levina, wife of Cyrus Sprecher, of Chambersburg, died in her 35th year.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Levina Sprecher, Cyrus Sprecher)
(Column 5)Summary: On March 21, at his father's home near Dry Run, David, son of Joseph Elder, died at 22 years and 9 months.Died
(Names in announcement: David Elder, Mr. Joseph Elder)
(Column 5)Summary: On April 1, Mrs. Mary Funk, died at 84 years, 6 months and 19 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Mary Ann Funk)
(Column 5)Summary: On March 31, near Shady Grove, Christianna, wife of Benjamin Kittinger, died at 22 years, 1 month, and 12 days. On the same day, Daniel, the infant son, of the Kittingers, died at 10 days old.Died
(Names in announcement: Christianna Kittinger, Mr. Benjamin Kittinger, Daniel Edward Kittinger)
(Column 5)Summary: On March 23, near Waynesboro, Mary, daughter of William Wiles, died at 3 years, 4 months, and 18 days.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary Ann Wiles, William Wiles)
(Column 5)Summary: On March 31, at the battle in Richmond, A. A. Pomeroy, son of Thomas Pomeroy of Roxbury, died. His brother, Rev. Pomeroy, chaplain of the deceased's regiment, escorted the body home.Died
(Names in announcement: 1st Lieut. A. A. Pomeroy, Hon. Thomas Pomeroy, Rev. J. J. Pomeroy)
(Column 5)Summary: On March 31, Noah Shearer, 18 years old, son of Peter Shearer of Amberson's Valley, was killed in the battles at Richmond. He is the second killed son of P. Shearer. A third son, John, was wounded on March 29. Both Noah and John served in Co. I, 198th.Died
(Names in announcement: Noah H. Shearer, Peter Shearer, John M. Shearer)
(Column 5)Summary: On April 2, Mcullough (alternative spelling of McCulloch), of Co. D in the 209th Regiment, died after being wounded in the battles at Petersburg.
(Names in announcement: Capt. McCulloch, Capt. James P. McCullough)
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