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Staunton Vindicator: February 27, 1863

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Description of Page: Also on this page are news items related to the war, a report from the state legislature, a letter to Postmaster General Reagan concerning railroad rates for transporting mail, and an article about General Joseph Johnston crying when he met his childhood slave nurse.

To the People of North Western Virginia
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Summary: This letter, written by leaders of northwestern Virginia, communicates the assurance that the South will emerge victorious and that northwestern Virginia will remain with the rest of the state and thus with the South, where its loyalties and identity lie.
Trailer: Charles W. Russell, Robert Johnston, T. S. Haymond, G. D. Camden, J. M. Bennett, Joseph Johnson, U. M. Turner, L. S. Hall, H. Fitzhugh, Cyrus Hall, William L. Jackson, E. D. Camden, Charles W. Newlon, W. W. Newman, William Johnson, E. J. Armstrong, D. McLaughlin, J. A. Alderson, J. T. Martin, James Neeson
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Summary: Letter from Brigadier General J. D. Imboden to the "Loyal and Patriotic Young Men of North Western Virginia," dated March 1, 1863. Imboden calls attention to the previous letter, written by leaders from that part of the state, and asks the loyal citizens from there to rid themselves of their traitorous government and to join the many others from their area in the Confederate military. They should be aware, he warns, that the North's goal of making the South acknowledge African Americans as social and political equals will begin there if they do not act hastily.
(Names in announcement: J. D. ImbodenBrigadier General, Commanding)
Trailer: J. D. Imboden, Brigadier General, Commanding
For the Vindicator
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Summary: Letter from Chaplain John McGill of 52nd Regiment thanking the Gospel Hill Sewing Society of Staunton for clothing and thanking the S. R. A. of Fishersville for clothing and blankets.
(Names in announcement: John McGillChaplain)
Trailer: Jno. McGill, Chaplain, 52nd Reg't Va. Vol.

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Description of Page: This page also contains a Confederate and a Virginia legislative report, news item related to the war, a reprint of the list of deserters from the 52nd Regiment, Virginia Volunteers, advertisements and announcements.

The Northwestern States
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Summary: This editorial argues that the Northwest should become its own republic, independent of the tyrannical North, and, because slavery would not work there, separate from the South.
Honor to old Augusta
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Summary: Capt. James Cochran of the Churchville Cavalry has been promoted to colonel and Capt. B. F. Eakle of the Greenbrier Cavalry has been promoted to major, both in the 14th Virginia Cavalry.
(Names in announcement: Col. James Cochran, Maj. B. F. Eakle)
The Concert
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Summary: The concert held last Tuesday night at the Presbyterian Church raised $400 and drew high praise for its performers.
(Names in announcement: Mr. J. W. Alby, Miss Brown, Miss Tinsley, Miss Tipping, Miss Tinsley, Mr. Guy)
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Summary: The vocal and instrumental concert scheduled for February 27 has been postponed until March 6.
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Summary: Samuel Lotts, Augusta County, married Margaret C. Corby, Augusta County, on February 24, with Rev. Joseph R. Wheeler officiating.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Jos. R. Wheeler, Mr. Samuel Lotts, Miss Margaret C. Corby)
(Column 5)
Summary: Nancy Redman, 63, died at the home of her son-in-law, Joseph Leapes, on February 18.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Joseph Leapes, Mr. Nancy Redman)