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Staunton Vindicator: October 30, 1863

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Description of Page: On this page are a reprinted list of deserters from the 52nd Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, proceedings from the General Assembly, war news, advertisements, and notices.

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

Provide for the Soldiers
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Summary: The editor calls for winter supplies for the troops and especially asks women to knit socks and gloves.
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Summary: The Methodist Episcopal Sabbath School gave an exhibition on October 15 for the benefit of the poor children of Staunton. The event, which raised more than $1200, was so successful that it was repeated on the 21st. This sum and that raised by the Town Council in doubling taxes will go far in addressing the needs of the local poor this winter.
The 5th Va. Regiment
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Summary: On last Monday the enemy tried to stop Confederate soldiers from carrying off railroad iron near Bealington Station, causing a fight in which veterans of the Stonewall Brigade, the 4th and 5th Virginia Regiments, were engaged. The Confederate forces won the conflict and removed the iron. Several of the wounded are in the hospital in Staunton, including S. C. Yount and John D. Greaver from Company L, S. H. Cook and F. Alexander from Company I, and V. Bartley of Company D, not seriously wounded. Michael Ham and Thomas Brand were killed. William Pence of Company D was seriously wounded in the shoulder, and _____ Wood of Company A was seriously wounded in the breast.
(Names in announcement: S. C. Yount, John D. Greaver, S. H. Cook, V. Bartley, Michael Ham, Thomas Brand, William Pence, Wood, F. Alexander)
To the Farmers of Augusta County
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Summary: The committee of J. W. Crawford, W. B. Kayser, and J. C. Wheat, appointed to disburse funds for the relief of families of soldiers, is ready to purchase supplies that will be sold to the families at reduced rates.
(Names in announcement: J. W. Crawford, W. B. Kayser, J. C. Wheat)
Notice to Persons Holding Substitute Papers
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Summary: Captain J. S. Byers, Enrolling Officer for the 11th Congressional District, announces an order from the Conscript Bureau for substitutes to return their papers to his office so that they can be forwarded to Richmond to be examined for authenticity.
(Names in announcement: Captain J. S. Byers)