Staunton Vindicator: May 29, 1863Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
Description of Page: This page includes a reprint of a list of deserters from the 52nd Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, a reprint of a proclamation by Governor Letcher calling for state elections, a poem in tribute to General Jackson, a report of expenditures and receipts of the post office, a report of a meeting of the Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church for the Diocese of Virginia, advertisements, and assorted war news.
Funeral of Lieut. Gen. T. J. Jackson
(Column 4)Summary: Describes the funeral of General Jackson and lists the order of escorts for his funeral procession.
Origin of Article: Lexington Gazette[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: William H. Richardson, Adjutant General, wrote Major General F. H. Smith, Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute, May 1, 1863, to announce the death of General Jackson and to convey the governor's directives that he received the highest funeral honors.Headquarters, Va. Mil. Institute
(Column 5)Summary: Major General F. H. Smith issued orders on May 13, 1863 regarding the mourning period for General Jackson and offered a summary of his career and a tribute to him.Gen'l Jackson
(Column 6)Summary: This article describes the appointment of General Jackson to the Professor's Chair at the Virginia Military Institute in 1851.
Origin of Article: Richmond Sentinel
Description of Page: This page includes an address by General J. A. Walker upon his appointment to lead the Stonewall Brigade, the proceedings of a meeting of officers and men of the Stonewall Brigade on the occasion of Jackson's death, various war news, political announcements, a reprint of an exchange notice regarding Confederate officers and enlisted men, a proclamation by Governor Letcher regarding the upcoming election, a reprint of a list of deserters from the Staunton Artillery, and assorted legal notices and advertisements.
(Column 1)Summary: The editor of the Vindicator states that editor R. Mauzy of the Spectator wrote unfair and incorrect information concerning accusations against Colonel Harman in an effort to place the candidate in an unfavorable light. The editor of the Vindicator seeks to correct the wrong information.Statue to Jackson
(Names in announcement: R. Mauzy, Colonel Harman)
(Column 1)Summary: The office of the Vindicator will receive donations towards the erection of a bronze statue in the capital in memory of Jackson. A gentleman from Petersburg has already sent one thousand dollars, and the editor hopes that "many in this Valley, which Jackson loved so well and defended so bravely, will come forward and do likewise."War upon Women and Children
(Column 2)Summary: Contains a series of letters about federal orders requiring women and children within range of the movements in northwestern Virginia whose "natural protectors" are in the Confederate forces to relocate elsewhere.Broke Jail
(Names in announcement: General Imboden)
(Column 2)Summary: On Thursday night, May 21, the following prisoners escaped from the county jail: T. W. Wilkerson of Alabama, charged with stealing a horse and assaulting Samuel Patterson of Augusta County; John Coakley of Rockingham, charged with stealing a horse; John W. Thomas, charged with stealing government cattle in Craig County; Sidney Johnson, who claims to be free and from Alabama; Sam, slave of Captain Antrim, charged with stealing money; Anderson, a runaway belonging to R. Russell of Charlotte County and said to have been raised near Waynesboro; Shadrach, a runaway belonging to J. Bolling of Fauquier; and Charles, slave of John Bickle of Staunton. Steel bars had been ordered for the windows, but one window still had iron bars. Prisoners sawed these bars and escaped through this window. Walls in between cells were open, thereby allowing many prisoners to escape. County court, at its meeting on Monday, ordered stone walls be built between cells.Monument of General Jackson
(Names in announcement: Mr. Samuel Patterson, Captain Antrim, John Bickle)
(Column 2)Summary: Members of the old Stonewall Brigade are invited to contribute to a monument for the grave of Jackson.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Mr. Joseph A. Waddell has received a letter regarding the difficulty of getting rosin [used for fuel] from North Carolina and states he has been promised a supply within the next two weeks.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Mr. Joseph A. Waddell)
(Column 3)Summary: General W. H. Harman resigned as commonwealth attorney for Virginia on last Monday. John N. Hendren, Esq., was appointed to fill the vacancy.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: General W. H. Harman, John N. HendrenEsquire)
(Column 3)Summary: The circuit court will convene Monday, June 1, to try several criminals.Married
(Column 5)Summary: Captain Franklin Pennington of Hampshire County, Virginia, married Jennie E. Straughan, of Augusta County, in Staunton on April 19, with Reverend William E. Baker officiating.Married
(Names in announcement: Reverend William E. Baker, Miss Jennie E. Straughan)
(Column 5)Summary: James B. Bush married Lucretia S. Wright on April 14, with Reverend C. Beard officiating.Married
(Names in announcement: Reverend C. Beard, Mr. James B. Bush, Miss Lucretia S. Wright)
(Column 5)Summary: John C. Mowry married Mary Susan Coiner on April 21, with Reverend C. Beard officiating.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. Beard, Mr. John C. Mowry, Miss Mary Susan Coiner)
(Column 5)Summary: Susan S. Willson, 71, widow of Captain William Willson of Lexington, died in Staunton on May 14 at the residence of D. C. McGuffin. She had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for many years.Funeral Notice
(Names in announcement: D. C. McGuffin, Mrs. Susan S. Willson)
(Column 5)Summary: The funeral of William H. Patterson, member of Stuart's Cavalry, from Staunton, will be at the Baptist Church, Staunton, next Sunday.Public Sale of Negroes
(Names in announcement: William H. Patterson)
(Column 5)Summary: J. F. Johnson announces he will sell a young African-American woman and two "likely" boys for cash on June 1, 1863, in Staunton.
(Names in announcement: J. F. Johnson)