Staunton Vindicator: March 6, 1863Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
Description of Page: The top third of column five is missing. This page also carries excerpts of other war news and a report from the state legislature.
(Column 1)Summary: C. C. Burr, at a speech at the Philadelphia Democratic Club, asserted that the United States had no rights except state's rights and that the current abolition policy was a disgrace.Northwestern Virginia
(Column 2)Summary: Describes a meeting held at the courthouse in Wheeling of persons opposed to establishing a new state and recounts the response to this meeting as published in a pro-new state newspaper, the Intelligencer.
Origin of Article: Rockingham RegisterFor the Vindicator
(Column 4)Summary: Harman expresses thanks to the Waynesboro Soldier's Aid Society for a barrel of socks and shirts for the regiment.
(Names in announcement: M. G. Harman, Miss E. V. Hanger)Trailer: M. G. HarmanTo Our Farmers--Plant Corn
(Column 5)Summary: Encourages farmers to plant corn and other foodstuffs in order to feed the armies. The Examiner argues that farmers can show their patriotism by planting food instead of planting cotton for profit.
Origin of Article: R. Examiner[No Title]
(Column 6)Summary: Encourages farmers to grow corn and other food stuffs and not be lured into growing tobacco.
Origin of Article: Lynchburg VirginianEditorial Comment: The Lynchburg "Virginian" well remarks.From the Spectator
(Column 6)Summary: This letter from "a refugee from Clark County" calls for the election of William L. Goggin of Bedford as governor, Alex. R. Boteler of Jefferson as lieutenant governor, and William H. Harman of Augusta for attorney general.
(Names in announcement: William H. Harman)Origin of Article: Spectator[No Title]
(Column 6)Summary: Seeks to confirm rumors that the 133d regiment of New York Volunteers, under the command of General Banks, has had trouble after the introduction of African-American troops. Officers have resigned or refused to recognize the troops.
Origin of Article: New York Times[No Title]
(Column 6)Summary: Quotes a man from Mississippi who says that more than one thousand slaves carried away by Northern troops have returned voluntarily to their owners, citing the poor conditions and bad treatment.
Origin of Article: Mississippian
Description of Page: Top third of column three is missing. This page also contains a report from the Confederate Congress, a calendar, and advertisements.
Impressment of Supplies
(Column 1)Summary: The editor responds to an editorial from the Spectator, which stated that farmers would not grow more than their families needed unless they had some guarantee against or compensation for impressment of their harvest. The editor of the Vindicator asserts that farmers of the Confederacy will continue to raise whatever is necessary for the army out of patriotism, not because of legislation.Conscription in the North
(Column 1)Summary: This editorial cites new conscription efforts in the North that may raise the number of troops to one million. This number should not intimidate the Southern troops, however, which already "have had to meet great odds in every conflict."Concerts
(Column 1)Summary: The cornet band of the 5th Virginia Infantry performed concerts last Tuesday and Wednesday for large audiences. The proceeds from Tuesday's concert will benefit the soldiers; those from Wednesday will benefit soldiers' wives and children in Staunton. The total amount raised was nearly $600.Artificial Leg
(Column 1)Summary: Mr. Hanger of Augusta County lost his leg in the battle of Phillippi but has made an artificial one for himself that enables him to walk without a cane or a noticeable lameness.The Valley
(Names in announcement: Mr. Hanger)
(Column 2)Summary: This editorial praises the sacrifices made by the people of the Valley, deplores their current condition, and condemns Brigadier General Jones, the commander of the forces of the Valley, for his poor leadership and contribution to the poor conditions in the Valley.
Trailer: "Houses pillaged, families driven to the winds of winter for shelter and comfort, virtue outraged, and a brutal soldiery permitted, without let or hindrance, to revel and riot in the misery and destitution of as pure virtue and as proud patriotism as ever adorned our race. Whilst these heart-rendering scenes are being enacted, what is being done to stay them?"Robbery
(Column 3)Summary: The store of T. C. Burwell, deceased, was robbed last Saturday night.Barn Burned
(Names in announcement: Mr. T. C. Burwell)
(Column 3)Summary: Walter Davis's barn near Barterbrook burned Tuesday night, along with three horses. Arson is suspected.Proclamation by the President
(Names in announcement: Mr. Walter Davis)
(Column 5)Summary: President Davis calls for a day of "fasting, humiliation and prayer" on Friday, March 27, asking God to continue mercy toward the Confederate cause, to scatter the enemy, and to restore peace and security.Soldier Drowned
(Column 5)Summary: Artidore Bear, son of John Bear of Greenville, drowned last Friday attempting to cross the South River at Waynesboro. He was on his way home on furlough.Married
(Names in announcement: Mr. Artidore Bear, John Bear)
(Column 6)Summary: Agnes Gray Phillips, daughter of Rev. R. H. Phillips of Staunton, married Randolph H. McKim of Baltimore on Thursday, February 26, at Trinity Church, with Rev. Phillips officiating and Rev. Mr. Latane assisting.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. R. H. Phillips, Rev. Mr. Latane, Lieut. Randolph H. McKim, Miss Agnes Gray Phillips, Rev. R. H. Phillips)
(Column 6)Summary: Ann S. Powers married John W. Tisdale, both of Augusta County, on February 5, with Rev. C. S. M. See officiating.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. S. M. See, Mr. John W. Tisdale, Miss Ann S. Powers)
(Column 6)Summary: Martha V. Parr married George M. Brady on February 16, with Rev. George V. Leech officiating.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. George V. Leech, Mr. George M. Brady, Miss Martha V. Parr)
(Column 6)Summary: George Paris, 86, died at his home on February 23.Died
(Names in announcement: George Paris)
(Column 6)Summary: James W. Cherry, 46, died January 24 near Staunton.Died
(Names in announcement: Mr. James W. Cherry)
(Column 6)Summary: Alice C. Birah, daughter of Judge Birah of Clinton County, Missouri, died of typhoid fever on February 22 at the home of Lewis Bumgardner in Greenville.Died
(Names in announcement: Lewis Bumgardner, Miss Alice C. Birah, Judge Birah)
(Column 6)Summary: Susan Alice Landes, 1, infant daughter of J. W. and Annie Landes from near Mt. Sidney, died January 28 of chronic croup.
(Names in announcement: Susan Alice Landes, J. W. Landes, Annie Landes)