Staunton Vindicator: June 21, 1861Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
Description of Page: Details of the Battle of Bethel, column 5; Proclamation from Gov. Letcher to the people of northwestern Virginia, column 6
(Column 2)Summary: Calls for all men to join volunteer companies and not wait until the militia is called up before getting involved in the war.What is the News?
(Column 2)Summary: The Vindicator does not know what is happening in the war, but it is sure that "Something grand in war is on the tapis." Confederate leaders are concealing current events both from the soldiers and the civilians. Nevertheless, the paper has great confidence in their leaders' plans.Old Augusta Still Moving
(Column 2)Summary: Another volunteer company was recently organized and elected the men listed above as officers. It numbers sixty men, but the members hope to increase it to one hundred. Professor J. Hotchkiss is also in the process of raising another company that will go into service after the harvest. It will be composed largely of farm boys who cannot leave until after the crops have been gathered.An Instance of Patriotism
(Names in announcement: Capt. James H. Skinner, 1st Lt. E.V. Garner, 2d Lt. Jno. L. Cochran, 3d Lt. Jno. B. Eskridge, 1st Sergeant J.D. Beard, 2d Sergeant L.J. Maupin, 3d Sergeant O.C. Lipscomb, 4th Sergeant Samuel Carrol)
(Column 3)Summary: Lauds the five Harman brothers, all of whom have relinquished many of their business duties to devote themselves to the Confederacy.Augusta Boys
(Names in announcement: Maj. M.G. Harman, Maj. Jno. A. Harman, Col. W.H. Harman, Capt. A.W. Harman, 1st Lt. T.L. Harman)
(Column 3)Summary: Praises the Augusta boys who were involved in the "glorious fight" at Bethel Church.Sad Occurrence
(Names in announcement: Col. Stuart, Sandy Eskridge, Estill Waddell, James Waddell)
(Column 3)Summary: Tells of the sad death of a sentinel from the Georgia Regiment named Meyers. He was shot by another soldier in his regiment while the troops were camped at Shaw's Fork near Staunton.Skirmish at Phillippi
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that James Hanger of Augusta was not killed at Phillippi, as previously reported. He was wounded and had his leg amputated below the knee.
(Names in announcement: James Hanger)Origin of Article: Richmond EnquirerThe Northwest
(Column 4)Summary: Gen. R.S. Garnett has taken command of Confederate forces in northwestern Virginia. The Vindicator believes that the people in that part of the state can be brought back into the Confederacy.[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: A letter in the Enquirer states that "The Vandal horde that has invaded the soil of Virginia, is engaged in plundering farms, and farm houses, killing cattle, sheep, hogs &c., and in many instances tearing down houses for fuel."
Origin of Article: Richmond Enquirer[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: Capt. Jordan of the Mount Crawford company has resigned and Houston Hall has been unanimously elected to replace him.For the Vindicator
(Names in announcement: Capt. Jordan, Houston Hall)
(Column 4)Summary: Letter informs readers that the troops at Manassas Junction are in great need of medical supplies.
Trailer: Fras. T. StriblingYankee Courage
(Column 4)Summary: Accuses Union soldiers of being cowards who "will not stand cold steel and hot lead" and claims that they only fight "bravely" when they greatly outnumber their enemies.[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: The State Convention approved the list of colonels that the Governor sent them with the exception of a colonel who was in the Staunton Lunatic Asylum at the time. The man's doctor, Dr. Stribling, thought that his case might be curable, and so he hoped that the Convention might postpone its decision.
(Names in announcement: Dr. Stribling)Origin of Article: Examiner
Description of Page: Advertisement soliciting recruits for the Wise Legion, column 3, Staunton markets, column 3
(Column 3)Summary: George Asbury Yeakle, infant son of George C. and Maggie Yeakle, died suddenly on June 12 at age 8 months.
(Names in announcement: George Asbury Yeakle, George C. Yeakle, Maggie Yeakle)