Franklin Repository: September 30, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 4)Summary: The Repository's correspondent describes the state of Virginia's capital and its hinterland, much of which, he avers, lays in ruin. The blaze that destroyed large sections of the city, causing $30,000,000 worth of damage was ignited by the Confederates as they retreated.
(Column 1)Summary: Responding to queries from farmers as to which seed they should plant, the editors recommend the use of the Lancaster variety. In light of the destruction caused by the weevil last harvest, this decision has taken on an increased importance.The Vandal McCausland
(Column 2)Summary: It is reported that Gen. McCausland, the officer in command when Chambersburg was sacked and burned to the ground, has fled to Canada, thus placing in doubt the likelihood that he will face justice for his "crimes" during the war. In spite of the information, report the editors, the Federal Cavalry continues to search for him, due in large measure to an incident that occurred near the closing of the war in which he executed one of Gen. Grant's staff officers who had been taken prisoner. "Hated and shunned by loyalists and traitors in his own land," they say, he has become "a wanderer and outcast" with no one to turn to.
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The grand jury of Franklin county returned a true bill on the 16th inst., against Jos. A. M'Causland--late general in the rebel army, and the officer in command when Chambersburg was sacked and burned--for arson and high-way robbery; and Gov. Curtin promptly issued his requisition upon Gov. Boreman, of West Virginia, for the rendition of McCausland to the civil authorities of this county. Gov. Boreman responded to the demand of Gov. Curtin and rendered every possible facility to aid in the arrest of the fugitive; but a careful recognizance of his old residence and neighborhood developed the fact that he had fled to Canada some two months ago. Ever after his atrocities in Chambersburg, his command ceased to be soldiers--were useless save as free-booters, and some of the gravest disasters suffered by Early in the Valley were with some justice attributed by Early and the rebel press to the thieving cowards of M'Causland's command. Before the war closed the chief vandal and his men were as cordially despised by the rebels as they were by the North, and when Lee surrendered, M'Causland found himself without a resting place. He was paroled under the stipulations of Lee's capitulation, and went to his old home near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, but no voice of welcome greeted him, and nought but execration or studied contempt confronted him wherever he directed his steps. Conscious of his guilt against every principle of humanity, and constantly haunted with the fear that he should be brought to meet the avenging arm of justice in Chambersburg, he finally fled by way of Cincinnatti, Cleveland, and St. Louis to Canada, where he has taken his abode as the only "sequestered spot" that can shield him from the terrible retribution his crimes have invited.
We have hitherto, for obvious reasons, refrained from giving publicity to a fragment of M'Causland's history that we received from confidential but entirely reliable sources some six weeks ago; but as the Federal cavalry have been in search of him at his own home, he cannot now be ignorant of the purpose of the government to bring him to justice, and we can with propriety state that there is an order of the War Department commanding his arrest by the military authorities. When Lee was retreating from Richmond, McCausland was with him, commanding a brigade of cavalry and aiding to cover the rear of the army. At Farmville several wounded Union prisoners were brought into the rebel lines where McCausland commanded, and among them was one of Lieutenant General Grant's staff officers. McCausland greeted him with a volley of profanity, and crowned his wanton insults to a captured foe by deliberately murdering him with his own sword. No provocation whatever was offered by the wounded officer, who was then a prisoner of war; but M'Causland, true to his fiendish instincts, murdered him before his own command. Information of this atrocity was communicated to us by an ex-rebel officer who had been here in one of the rebel raids in which the humanities of war were duly observed, and he gave the names of several rebel officers who witnessed the brutal murder and authorized their names and residence to be communicated to the government. This information was of course furnished to the authorities, and an order was promptly issued for M'Causland's arrest. The cavalry of West Virginia proceeded at once to Point Pleasant, but the vandal had already fled. Since then an order has been issued to the commander of every military department in the Union for his arrest, and Gov. Boreman of his own State is ready at any time to arrest him for rendition to the civil authorities of this county. Such is the fate of the traitor, vandal and murderer M'Causland. Hated and shunned by loyalists and traitors in his own land, and pursuing vengeance shadowing his pathway at every step, he is a wanderer and outcast--a stranger to home, to country and to friendship, as he crouched beneath the reluctant hospitality of a government that now hates his cause since it won only discomfiture. Truly--
"The mills of the Gods grind slowly
But they grind exceeding fine!"
(Column 2)Summary: Proclaiming his selection as "eminently merited," the article lauds the nomination of William B. Mann for the fourth term of the District Attorneyship of Philadelphia.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Morton McMichael, the editor of the North American, has been nominated as the Union (Republican) candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: A brief piece reminding readers that, by virtue of President Lincoln's proclamation of March 3, 1863, all persons who avoided the draft are "prohibited from exercising the elective franchise" in the upcoming election.Philadelphia
(Column 3)Summary: The Repository's correspondent relates that the Nominating Convention for the Union Party provoked a stir in the "second city" last week. Much of the strife, he contends, was caused by the delegates failure to place former soldiers on the party's ticket, as several counties around the state, including Franklin, had done. As a result, a faction within the party has threatened to bolt the organization and work against its nominees for Mayor and City Commissioner.Washington
(Column 4)Summary: It is reported that the residents of the nation's capital are incensed by the actions of their Mayor who defrauded the city's black residents of $20,000, which was to be used to fund their schools. According to the correspondent, the Mayor's "sharp trick" will likely have the unexpected result of serving as a rationale for Congress to grant blacks the right to vote in the District.Political Intelligence
(Column 5)Summary: The majority of the newly-elected Kentucky Legislature is opposed to emancipation and will refuse to ratify the amendment abolishing the institution, which, the article notes, illustrates the Democratic party throughout the nation intends on resisting the "consummation of this legislation."
(Column 1)Summary: A list of the white and "colored" soldiers from the borough of Mercersburg who died in battle, as a result of disease, or in Southern prisons.
(Names in announcement: George Edmiston, George Duncan, Samuel Hornbaker, John Mowrey, Greenbury McConley, James Amsley, Nelson Conner, John S. Dick, Samuel Winters, P. A. Rice, Henry Creager, Washington Brinkley, George Bowmans, J. J. Goods, W. Skinner, L. Myers, John Eckman, L. Potter, D. Carson, Samuel Reitzel, John Chambers, Henry Imes, William Jones, Thomas Stoner, Charles Jackson, Jason Smith, S. Johnston, Robert Lions, William Christy, E. D. Mowen)Full Text of Article:Local Items--Death of a Soldier
LIST of white and colored soldiers from the Borough of Mercersburg, who died by disease, killed in battle, and starved in Southern prisons.1. George Edmiston,; 16. L. Myers,d 2. George Duncan,|| 17. Jno. Eckman, d 3. Samuel Hornbaker,a 18. L. Potter,c 4. John Mowrey,S 19. D. Carson, d 5. Greenbury M'Conley,; 20. Samuel Reitzel,d 6. James Amsley,; 21. Jno Chambers (col.)# 7. Nelson Conner,; 22. Henry Imes (col.)# 8. Jno S. Dick,|| 23. Wm. Jones (col.)# 9. Samuel Winters,S 24. Thos. Stoner (col.)b 10. P. A. Rice,+ 25. Chas. Jackson (col.)b 11. Henry Creager,# 26. Jas. Smith,c 12. Wash. Brinkley,* 27. Stant, Johnston (col.)# 13. George Bowman,# 28. Rob. Lions (col.)# 14. J. J. Good,a 29. Wm. Christy (col.)# 15. Wat. Skinner,# 30. E. D. Mowen,* EXPLANATION *Killed at Fredericksburg. #Killed in Battle (unknown) +Died in Libby. aDied in Hospital. ;Killed at Gettysburg. bKilled at Bat. Wagoner. ||Killed at 2d Bull Run. cDied in Prison. SStarved at Andersonville. dDied in Service
(Column 1)Summary: Emanuel C. Deitrich, formerly a resident of Chambersburg, died last week in Harrisburg from chronic diarrhea. Detrich was a member of the 213th Penna. Reg.Local Items--Political
(Names in announcement: Emanuel C. Deitrich)
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that at the Democratic County Convention held the day before, the following nominations were made: Senator, C. M. Duncan; Assembly, William McLellan; Treasurer, Joseph M. Doyle; Sheriff, Samuel Boyd, District Attorney, William M. Stenger.Local Item
(Names in announcement: D. K. WunderlichEsq., C. M. Duncan, William S. Stenger, William McLellan, Joseph M. Doyle, Samuel Boyd)
(Column 2)Summary: Dr. Samuel D. Culbertson, "once the leading Physician of the county, and one of our eldest and most respected citizens," passed away on August 25th.Married
(Names in announcement: Samuel D. Culbertson)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 23rd, Thomas Grimison and Annie M. R. Gardner were married by Rev. Curtis F. Turner.Married
(Names in announcement: Thomas Grimison, Annie M. R. Gardner, Rev. Curtis Turner)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 23rd, Lewis Lauferty, of Three Rivers, Michigan, and Rachel Stine were married by Rev. R. Strouse.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. R. Strouse, Lewis Lauferty, Rachel Stine)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 24th, Reuben Leininger and Emma A. Mitchell were married by Rev. P. S. Davis.Married
(Names in announcement: Reuben Leininger, Emma Mitchell, Rev. P. S. Davis)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 21st, Elisha Roberts, of Hancock, Md., and Nancy Roland were married by Rev. J. Benson Akers.Married
(Names in announcement: Elisha Roberts, Nancy Roland, Rev. J. Benson Akers)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 23rd, David Cunningham and Ann E. Taylor were married by Rev. J. H. S. Clarke.Married
(Names in announcement: David Cunningham, Ann E. Taylor, Rev. J. H. S. Clarke)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 13th, William Waldron, of Virginia, and Barbara Helferrich were married by Rev. J. Gerdemann.Died
(Names in announcement: William Waldron, Barbara Helferrich, Rev. J. Gerdemann)
(Column 3)Summary: On August 15th, Florence, daughter of John and Elizabeth Wolff, died at Welsh Run. She was 13 years old.
(Names in announcement: Florence Wolff, John Wolff, Elizabeth Wolff)
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