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Staunton Vindicator: February 12, 1864

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Description of Page: On this page are a reprinted list of deserters from the 52nd Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, war news, anecdotes, farming news, advertisements, and a poem.

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

The Age
(Column 1)
Summary: The editor has learned of a new publication called The Age. He believes that its appearance marks another step in the Confederacy becoming free of Yankee tyranny. The editor wishes it and similar publications much success in cultivating "a healthy literary taste in the Confederacy." The endorsement includes a list of contents of the first issue.
(Column 1)
Summary: Seventy-nine prisoners captured at Williamsport arrived in Staunton on Tuesday.
The Presidents Address to the Army
(Column 2)
Summary: The text of an address by President Davis to the Confederate Army is included here. In his speech, Davis lauded the soldiers of the Confederacy for their sacrifices and assured them that the enemy's upcoming campaign "must, from the exhaustion of his resources born in men and money, be far less formidable than those of the last two years, when unimpared means were used with boundless prodigality."
Editorial Comment: "We copy below the admirable address of the President to the army. It needs no comment but like other articles from his pen will go straight to the hearts of the people."
(Column 3)
Summary: Mrs. Margret A. Patterson married Joel Y. Wheeler on January 28, 1864, with Reverend C. Beard officiating.
(Names in announcement: Reverend C. Beard, Mr. Joel Y. Wheeler, Mrs. Margret A. Patterson)
(Column 3)
Summary: Jacob H. Keiser, 1st Lieutenant of Company H, 5th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Stonewall Brigade, died August 1, 1863, near Gettysburg of wounds received in the battle there on July 3. A long obituary eulogizes Keiser as a soldier and a friend.
(Names in announcement: 1st Lieutenant Jacob H. Keiser)
Prospectus of "The Age"
(Column 6)
Summary: A new monthly publication will offer literature and educational reading for the people of the South. The advertisement includes a detailed prospectus of the intended contents and agenda of the magazine.