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Staunton Vindicator: October 16, 1863

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Description of Page: On this page are a reprinted list of deserters from the 52nd Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers, Governor Letcher's proclamation calling for the formation of volunteer companies for local protection, proceedings of the General Assembly, war news, and advertisements.

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Description of Page: Also on this page are articles on the war and on prisoner exchange and additional advertisements and notices.

(Column 1)
Summary: The editor writes about the commitment to the Confederate cause evident in the actions and sacrifices of Virginians.
G. W. Summers
(Column 1)
Summary: George W. Summers of Kanawha has announced that he is a candidate for the next United States Congress from northwestern Virginia. The editor calls him "an able and talented statesman" who once would have been a good prospect for the governorship of Virginia. His action in aligning himself with the traitorous government of the breakaway section of Virginia, however, disappoints the editor and proves that Summers's true allegiance is not to Virginia.
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(Column 1)
Summary: Captain Booton of Page County bought the Virginia Hotel in Staunton last Wednesday for $105,000.
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(Column 2)
Summary: The editor thanks J. Tuley Mitchell for providing him with recent newspapers from the North.
(Names in announcement: J. Tuley Mitchell)
Handcuffs for Freeman
(Column 3)
Summary: This article from the Philadelphia Age recounts the recent arrest of white men for desertion and notes the irony of white freemen being in shackles while African Americans were being armed for military service.
Origin of Article: Philadelphia Age
(Column 5)
Summary: Julia F. Herron married Kasper B. Koiner, both of Augusta County, on September 28, at the home of her father near Koiner's Store, with Rev. B. Smith officiating.
(Names in announcement: Rev. R. Smith, Mr. Kasper B. Koiner, Miss Julia F. Herron)
(Column 5)
Summary: Fannie E. Armentrout, daughter of George A. Armentrout of Augusta County, married George M. Baker, of Winchester, at Trinity Church in Staunton on October 8, with Rev. J. A. Latane officiating.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. J. A. Latane, Miss Fannie E. Armentrout, George A. Armentrout)
Public Notice
(Column 5)
Summary: D. A. Trice of Greenville, Augusta County, advertises for a private female teacher for his family.
(Names in announcement: D. A.> Trice)