Staunton Vindicator: August 7, 1863Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
Description of Page: Also on this page are articles on the war, a list of deserters from the 52nd Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, an article from the Savannah Republican about three African-American boys who returned to their owners after brief ventures in the North, and advertisements.
(Column 4)Summary: Praises the preparations of the people of Wythe County before the enemy raids there and calls on the government to assist other areas by instructing citizens about what they need to do to prepare themselves.
Origin of Article: Dispatch
Description of Page: Also on this page are articles on the war, a letter from General Lee calling for the return of all soldiers on leave, a reprint of the proclamation from President Davis calling for the return of and promising amnesty to all soldiers absent without leave, and advertisements and notices.
The President's Proclamation
(Column 1)Summary: The editor points the attention of the readers to President Davis's proclamation calling for the return of all soldiers absent without leave and promising amnesty to them. The editor accounts for numerous reasons why the soldiers might have deserted in the first place and comments on the sad spectacle of seeing them as prisoners in ball and chain.Town Council
(Column 2)Summary: Frequent complaints compel the editor to implore the mayor and town council to enforce the ordinance against riding on the sidewalks and to call upon the police to ticket such violators. Poor drainage on Beverly Street near the residence of W. B. Crawford, Esquire, causes such a backup in wet weather that riders come up on the sidewalk instead of wading through the water.To Wounded Soldiers
(Names in announcement: W. B. CrawfordEsquire)
(Column 2)Summary: Pain from gunshot wounds may be relieved by holding the affected body part over smoking lard. By holding the body part as close to the smoking lard as possible, the smoke and fumes work wonders.
Origin of Article: Rockingham RegisterMatches
(Column 2)Summary: Matches produced by Messrs. Blacburn and Company, successors to William H. Wilson and Company, are of superior quality, and the editor calls the readers' attention to their availability.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Mr. Blacburn, William H. Wilson)
(Column 3)Summary: Suggests that hops may be substituted for corn in the making of bread and relates that one government hospital prepared bread this way for four hundred men daily.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Mr. N. M. Hicks, staying at Mr. Saupe's boarding house in Staunton, had his watch stolen last week. He suspected his roommate, a soldier named Wilson, who was arrested and is awaiting trial.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Mr. Saupe)
(Column 3)Summary: Jessee T. Low, transferred from the Augusta jail to the Nelson jail to be tried for the murder of Mr. Brown, was taken from the jail by Nelson citizens and hanged. He had confessed to the crime.Married
(Names in announcement: Jessee T. Low, Mr. Brown)
(Column 5)Summary: Lieutenant John H. Crawford, of Augusta, married Mrs. Emily C. Zirkle, of Shenandoah County, in New Market on August 3, with Rev. Dr. John P. Hyde officiating and Rev. Julius Stinewault assisting.Married
(Names in announcement: Lieutenant John H. Crawford)
(Column 5)Summary: Eliza A. Johnston of Staunton married Lieutenant John H. Johnson of Company G, 23rd Georgia Regiment, on August 4, at the home of her mother, with Rev. Mr. Dice officiating.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Dice, Miss Eliza A. Johnston)
(Column 5)Summary: Mary Ann Vance married Henry Smith, both of Augusta County, on July 30, with Rev. William S. Baird officiating.Died
(Names in announcement: Reverend William S. Baird, Mr. Henry Smith, Miss Mary Ann Vance)
(Column 5)Summary: Charlie Woodward, four-month-old son of Joseph N. and A. J. Woodward, died July 27 of pneumonia.Died
(Names in announcement: Charlie Woodward, Joseph N. Woodward, A. J. Woodward)
(Column 5)Summary: David Bell, of company C, 5th Virginia regiment, died June 24 in the hospital in Lynchburg. "There was no soldier in the Confederate army more brave than Mr. Bell."Died
(Names in announcement: Mr. David Bell)
(Column 5)Summary: John B. Rankin, Sr., 64, died July 7, in Spring Hill, Augusta County.Died
(Names in announcement: John B. RankinSr.)
(Column 5)Summary: Nancy Davis, 45, wife of Ambrose Davis, died July 26 in West View.$1000 Reward
(Names in announcement: Nancy Davis, Ambrose Davis)
(Column 5)Summary: Crawford and Young report the theft of 250 yards of gray mixed cloth from the Staunton Woolen Factory on the night of Monday, August 3, and offers a reward of $500 for its return or $1000 for its return and the capture of its thief.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Crawford, Young)
(Column 5)Summary: John Ruebush offers a reward of one dollar for the return of James S. Shiflet, his "bound boy" who left him "without cause," and threatens to prosecute any who employ or harbor him.
(Names in announcement: James S. Shiflet, John Ruebush)