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Staunton Vindicator: February 26, 1864

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Description of Page: On this page are a list of deserters from the 52nd Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, the texts of a currency bill, a military bill, and a tax bill, advertisements, and a poem.

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Description of Page: Also on this page are the text of a bill passed by the Confederate Congress on the writ of habeas corpus, war news, advertisements, and notices.

The Currency Act
(Column 1)
Summary: This long article summarizes the content and ramifications of the Currency Act recently passed by the Confederate Congress.
Origin of Article: Sentinel
Mechanics and Farmers
(Column 2)
Summary: The editor addresses concerns raised by the recently passed Military Bill, which requires military service of all white males between the ages of 17 and 50. The Secretary of War has the power to make exemptions, and local enrolling officers have been careful to determine who was more needed at home than in the field, particularly in the case of mechanics, of which all communities need some, and of farmers.
Virginia Hotel
(Column 2)
Summary: The editor alerts the reader to the advertisement of Fr. Scheffer, proprietor of the Virginia Hotel. Scheffer offers rooms by the day or longer, his stables are open and stocked, and his dining room, under the direction of Messrs. Smith and Beard, offers meals of anything available in the markets of Staunton or Richmond.
(Names in announcement: Fr. Scheffer, Mr. Smith, Mr. Beard)
A Place for Confederate Money
(Column 2)
Summary: H. H. Peck offers for sale five African-American men and boys and four young African-American women.
(Names in announcement: H. H. Peck)
Preserve This Paper
(Column 3)
Summary: The editor urges readers to keep this issue of the Vindicator because it contains the texts of the Currency, Tax, and Military bills. He warns that they might seem harsh but that everyone has a duty to comply with them in order to move the country to a more pleasant state.
(Column 4)
Summary: Lizzie Armentrout, of Augusta County, married James Johnston, of Lexington, Virginia, on January 27, 1864, at Rose Dale, the residence of the bride's father, with Reverend S. Gaver officiating.
(Names in announcement: Reverend S. Gaver, Miss Lizzie Armentrout)
(Column 4)
Summary: Maggie J. Shutterlie married William A. Hanger on January 28, 1864, with Reverend R. C. Walker officiating.
(Names in announcement: Reverend R. C. Walker, Mr. William A. Hanger, Miss Maggie J. Shutterlie)
(Column 4)
Summary: Nannie J. Williams married James G. Whitmore on February 18, 1864, with Reverend R. C. Walker officiating.
(Names in announcement: Reverend R. C. Walker, Mr. James G. Whitmore, Miss Nannie J. Williams)
(Column 4)
Summary: Nannie E. Wise married William C. Stubblefield and Jeanie K. Wise married C. B. Hood on February 23, 1864, with Reverend R. C. Walker officiating the double ceremony.
(Names in announcement: Reverend R. C. Walker, Mr. William C. Stubblefield, Miss Nannie E. Wise, Mr. C. B. Hood, Miss Jeanie K. Wise)
A Meeting of the Banks
(Column 4)
Summary: Edwin M. Taylor, cashier of the Valley Bank of Staunton, and W. H. Tams, Cashier of the Central Bank of Virginia, call the attention of readers to a resolution adopted by the banks of Staunton on February 23, 1864, regarding the use of currency as mandated by the recent currency bill.
(Names in announcement: Edwin M. Taylor, W. H. Tams)
[No Title]
(Column 4)
Summary: Physicians J. Alexander Waddell, B. B. Donoghe, J. M. Hanger, and T. B. Fuqua announce to the farmers and manufacturers of Staunton and Augusta County that they will hereafter offer their practice on the barter system, according to the prices in effect for both parties before the war.
(Names in announcement: J. Alexander Waddell, B. B. Donaghe, J. M. Hanger, T. B. Fuqua)