Staunton Vindicator: March 20, 1863Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
Description of Page: This page also contains a reprint of the proclamation from President Davis calling for a day of fasting, a poem, reports from the Virginia and Confederate legislatures, and various war news.
(Column 3)Summary: Praises the role of the press in furthering the Southern cause and asserts the superiority of the role of the press over that of politicians, who corrupt people and sacrifice principle in advancing their own causes.
Origin of Article: Dispatch[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: Two excerpts from New York newspapers discuss the shift from cotton production to corn production in the South. One writer notes the failure of the experiment of free African-American labor in Beaufort, South Carolina, and argues that an attempt to produce corn in the same way will fail also.
Origin of Article: New York Tribune and New York Argus[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: Notes that a bill has been introduced in the United States Senate calling for the establishment of an academy to educate African-American youth in Washington, DC.
Description of Page: This page also contains various war news, advertisements and announcements, including one for runaway slaves in Alleghany County, and a calendar.
The African as a Citizen
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that the United State Congress ratified a treaty with the Republic of Liberia stating that Liberians were eligible to become United States citizens through the same process available to persons from other countries. The editor notes that the point of establishing Liberia in the first place had been "to relieve the United States of a population, which, whenever assembled in any number, has been a disagreeable and deleterious element of society." The editor warns Liberians that citizenship will mean they will be put on the front lines and that few privileges of citizenship await them after the war.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: A concert at the Presbyterian Church on March 26 will benefit families of soldiers.An Old Man of Experience
(Column 2)Summary: The editor of the Vindicator chides the editor of the Spectator for his silence on positions "of vital importance" and for his criticism of the Vindicator for what amounted to a proofreading error.Tax and Currency
(Column 2)Summary: The editor calls for Congress to take action to increase the value of Confederate currency.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Turk and McGuffin of Mt. Solon have developed matches that light easily and burn freely.The Thespians
(Names in announcement: Mr. Turk, Mr. McGuffin)
(Column 3)Summary: The Soldier's Thespian Society played two nights to full houses but had to cancel one night's performance because of the meeting of the county court.Married
(Column 5)Summary: Isaac L. Hoy and Sallie M. Haldeman, both of Augusta County, were married March 18 by Rev. J. R. Wheeler.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. R. Wheeler, Mr. Isaac L. Hoy, Miss Sallie M. Haldeman)
(Column 5)Summary: Dr. James H. Harris of Mt. Meridian, Augusta County, married Lizzie A. Hardesty, daughter of the late John E. Hardesty, at the home of her grandfather, Isaac Hardesty of Harrisonburg. Rev. T. B. Bell performed the ceremony. No date is given.Died
(Names in announcement: Isaac HardestyEsq., Rev. T. B. Bell, Dr. James H. Harris, Miss Lizzie A. Hardesty, John E. Hardesty)
(Column 5)Summary: Lieut. George H. Mitchell, age 49, died February 13 at his home near Staunton.Died
(Names in announcement: Lieut. George H. Mitchell)
(Column 5)Summary: David C. Hanger of Missouri, son of Jacob Hanger of Augusta County, died of wounds he received in the battle of Kirksville, Missouri.Died
(Names in announcement: Jacob Hanger)
(Column 5)Summary: Mr. Pemelton C. Shiflet, 26, died near Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 7, 1862. He was a member of the Waynesboro Guards, 52nd Regiment Virginia Volunteers. He was taken prisoner at the fight on Allegheny Mountain in December 1861, was in prison camp at Camp Chase, Ohio, for a year, and was on his way to Vicksburg to be exchanged when he died.Died
(Names in announcement: Mr. Pemelton C. Shiflet)
(Column 5)Summary: Margaret E. Lucado, 30, wife of William F. Lucado of Lynchburg and second daughter of Captain P. O. Palmer of Augusta County, died at the home of her brother-in-law, Captain Roberts, near West View, Augusta County. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Lynchburg and had been married three years.Notice to Conscripts
(Names in announcement: Capt. Roberts, Mrs. Margaret E. Lucado, Capt. P. O. Palmer)
(Column 5)Summary: J. S. Byers, Captain and Enrolling Officer for Augusta County, calls for all men between 18 and 40 who are awaiting examination to report on March 27 and 28, by order of the Examining Board of the 11th Congressional District. W. A. Shelby, Examining Surgeon, will be available for examination of conscripts on those days.
(Names in announcement: Capt. J. S. Byers, W. A. Shelby)Trailer: J. S. Byers, Captain and Enrolling Officer for Augusta CountyList of Deserters from the Staunton Artillery
(Column 5)Summary: A. W. Garber, Captain of the Staunton Artillery, lists the following men (all privates) as deserters and offers thirty dollars for their apprehension and delivery to their company: Terence O'Conner, Staunton, 6th Virginia Cavalry; Robert Eddings, Port Republic; H. Row, near Greenville; John Fuller, Marcellus Robinson, Martin Con Cannon, Patrick Honnahan, George Brown, Staunton; F. A. Markley, near Middlebrook; John F. Ryan, Scottsville; William F. Mader, near Mint Spring; John Tanbald, J. T. Robertson, Stafford County; John King, alias Haley, Maryland. The list is dated March 20, 1863.
(Names in announcement: Terence O'Conner, Robert Eddings, H. Row, John Fuller, Marcellus Robinson, Martin Con Cannon, Patrick Honnahan, George Brown, F. A. Markley, John F. Ryan, Wm. F. Mader, Capt. A. W. Garber)Trailer: A. W. Garber, Capt., Staunton Artillery