Staunton Vindicator: April 29, 1864Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
Description of Page: On this page are advertisements, a poem, a reprint of Special Orders Number 95, an article entitled "Opening of the Sanitary Fair at Baltimore--Address of President Lincoln--He Threatens to Avenge The Massacre of the Blacks at Fort Pillow," an article on the capture of Plymouth, North Carolina, other war news, and news items.
Description of Page: Also on this page are advertisements, political announcements, and the text of a circular from the Bureau of Conscription, dated March 18, 1864.
(Column 1)Summary: The editor comments on Lincoln's address at the opening of the Sanitary Fair in Baltimore, in which the President called for a person-for-person retaliation of the massacre at Fort Pillow, if investigations reveal that a massacre is indeed what occurred there. In rebuttal, the editor contends that General Forrest killed the African-American and Union soldiers who resisted capture, an appropriate procedure in war. If the President truly wants retaliation, the editor warns, then let him be advised that the approach is two-sided and should not end until he has met his "retributive share," thereby ridding the African Americans of their worst enemy (Lincoln).
Full Text of Article:Meeting
At the opening of the Sanitary Fair, at Baltimore, Abraham Lincoln delivered an address in which he adverts to the horrible (?) massacre of his black and white soldiery, at Fort Pillow, expressing his determination to retaliate man for man, if investigations making shall prove it a massacre. The "atrocity" (?) of such wholesale slaughter of men, who refused to surrender when surrounded by Forrest and the demand was made, thus signifying their intention to fight to the death, and who were killed in the contest over the possession of the fort, and not after their capture, appalls him, who, safe under his guards at the White House, could without a compunction of conscience, sees Butler rule with worse than heathenish brutality over an oppressed city or deliberately send forth his fit representatives, Dahlgreen and his cut-throats, to assassinate our President and Cabinet, sack our Capital, and let loose a hireling soldiery to commit whatever of crime their impious desires or devilish ingenuity might suggest.
If Forrest had put to the sword the captive negroes and their officers, he would not have conflicted at all with the enforcement of the laws of those Sovereignties which helped to delegate authority to the Government over which Mr. Lincoln presides, but which for the past three years have maintained an independent Government. These laws make the penalty--death, not only to those negroes who array themselves in open hostility to their masters but also to those white men who aid or abet them, as for the instance old John Brown. The evidence of this hostility could not have been stronger than when Forrest entered Fort Pillow and found them accoutred with their warlike implements and dealing death and destruction to their masters under him. He did not capture them and then kill them, but killed all who resisted. If this be a subject for retaliation let Mr. Lincoln begin. It is a two-handed game at which both parties can play and which we opine he will be loth to commence, as will prove to him "too serious a mistake" indeed. If retaliation is commenced we trust it may not end until the Grand Commander-in-Chief of the Sable armies of the Union, Old Abe, himself shall have met that retributive share which shall rid the earth of a tyrannical homicide and the African of his worst enemy.
(Column 1)Summary: A meeting will be held at the Court House on May 3, 1864, for the purpose of organizing a local association to raise money for supplying limbs to maimed Confederate soldiers. The association will work in cooperation with similar ones formed elsewhere. Reverend J. A. Stirewalt, who organized similar groups in the lower Valley, will speak, as will the Honorable A. H. H. Stuart. Staunton and Augusta citizens have embraced worthy undertakings before and surely will set an example to other associations in their contributions to this cause. The editor especially invites women to attend the meeting.Organization of the Reserves
(Names in announcement: Honorable A. H. H. Stuart)
(Column 1)Summary: The Augusta Reserves was organized last Saturday, with four companies formed with persons between the ages of 45 and 50 and an artillery company formed with persons ages 17 and 18. Officers elected include--for First Company: J. F. Hottle, Captain; John Seawright, 1st Lieutenant; David W. Coiner, 2nd Lieutenant; William McFall, 3rd Lieutenant. Second Company, Robert W. Stevenson, Captain; William Blackburn, 1st Lieutenant; J. W. Crawford, 2nd Lieutenant; William Morris, 3rd Lieutenant. Third Company, James C. Cochran, Captain; Thomas Coleman, 1st Lieutenant; Peter R. Bright, 2nd Lieutenant; Peter E. Houff, 3rd Lieutenant. Fourth Company, John Nunan, Captain; John Beard, 1st Lieutenant; J. C. Baum, 2nd Lieutenant; G. K. Lewis, 3rd Lieutenant. Artillery Company, J. C. Marquis, Captain; George A. Armentrout, 1st Lieutenant; Joseph S. Shumate, 2nd Lieutenant; Charles Stafford, 3rd Lieutenant.Assessments
(Names in announcement: Captain J. F. Hottle, 1st Lieutenant John Seawright, 2nd Lieutenant David W. Coiner, 3rd Lieutenant William McFall, Captain Robert W. Stevenson, 1st Lieutenant William Blackburn, 2nd Lieutenant J. W. Crawford, 3rd Lieutenant William Morris, Captain James C. Cochran, 1st Lieutenant Thomas Coleman, 2nd Lieutenant Peter R. Bright, 3rd Lieutenant Peter E. Houff, Captain John Nunan, 1st Lieutenant John Beard, 2nd Lieutenant J. C. Baum, 3rd Lieutenant G. K. Lewis, Captain J. C. Marquis, 1st Lieutenant George A. Armentrout, 2nd Lieutenant Joseph S. Shumate, 3rd Lieutenant Charles Stafford)
(Column 2)Summary: The editor offers a detailed list of how land, slaves, and other articles will be assessed for taxation and the dates from which the items will be assessed.Married
(Column 2)Summary: Elizabeth T. Bear and John H. Fauber, of Augusta County, married April 7, 1864, with Reverend C. Beard officiating.Married
(Names in announcement: Reverend C. Beard, Mr. John H. Fauber, Miss Elizabeth T. Bear)
(Column 2)Summary: Sarah Hemp married David Bosserman near Middlebrook on April 17, 1864, with Reverend J. H. Crawford officiating. All are from Augusta County.Married
(Names in announcement: Reverend J. H. Crawford, Mr. David Bosserman, Miss Sarah Hemp)
(Column 2)Summary: Sarah E. Whitlock and George W. Hanger, both of Augusta County, married April 21, 1864, at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage in Staunton, with Rev. Mr. Dice officiating.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Dice, Mr. George W. Hanger, Miss Sarah E. Whitlock)
(Column 2)Summary: Elizabeth Lotts, of Middlebrook, Augusta County, married Jacob Strickland on April 25, 1864, at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage in Staunton, with Rev. Mr. Dice officiating.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Dice, Mr. Jacob Strickland, Miss Elizabeth Lotts)
(Column 2)Summary: Jane Rankin, 53, wife of Reverend David Rankin, died suddenly in Augusta County on the night of April 15. She leaves behind numerous friends and family. She had an unnamed number of children.Virginia:---
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Jane Rankin, Reverend David Rankin)
(Column 3)Summary: On April 25, 1864, the Court of Augusta County appointed persons to superintend and serve as officers at the election to be held May 4, at which Clerks, Sheriff, Commonwealths Attorney, Justices of the Peace, Constables, Commissioners of the Revenue, Overseers of the Poor, a Surveyor, and any other officer required by law will be elected. At the Courthouse, William P. Tate, William B. Kayser, Thornton Berry, C. C. Francisco, David S. Young, and H. H. Peck, Officer. For the Second District, John B. Evans, John Tremble, William S. Slanker, A. J. Garber, William H. Donagho, and William L. Balthis, Officer. At Craigsville, Dr. D. Bashaw, Luke Woodward, William Armstrong, A. S. Young, John Stuple, and James M. King, Officer. At Middlebrook, Elijah Hogshead, McPheeters McCutcheon, William R. Dunlap, William Thompson, Samuel X. Kerr, and Thomas S. Coalter, Officer. At Greenville, John Newton, Lewis Bumgardner, John Merrett, John B. Shultz, Adam M. Hawpe, and John Towberman, Officer. At Stuart's Draft, Adam McChesney, Hugh G. Guthrie, Thomas Johnston, Joseph Long, Jacob VanLear, and William L. VanLear, Officer. At Fishersville, Franklin McCue, John Brown, George T. Antrim, William Caldwell, John Hamilton, and Philip Schmucker, Officer. At New Hope, James M. Stout, F. Fretwell, Nathaniel Kerr, Thornton G. Stout, George C. Robertson, and John C. Myers, Officer. At Mt. Meridian, Benjamin Byerly, J. J. Wanderlick, Dr. Walker, James A. Patterson, Abraham Mohler, and Benjamin Craig, Officer. At Mt. Sidney, A. H. Ross, John C. McCue, Isaac J. Parkins, Thomas Parke, Robert S. Harnsbarger, and Charles K. Hyde, Officer. At Spring Hill, Baily Dunlap, Theophilus Gamble, William H. Gamble, Jacob Shreckhise, Dr. Samuel R. Hendren, and William D. Poe, Officer. At Mt. Solon, John G. Fulton, Samuel Bell, J. H. Ervin, Daniel Forrer, Andrew B. Rodgers, and Robert P. Eubank, Officer. At Churchville, Harvey Bare, Ephraim Geeding, Dr. Joseph Wilson, Henry B. Seig, F. F. Sterrett, and A. B. Lightner, Officer. At Swoope's Depot, George A. Wilson, George Shuey, A. G. Wayland, Jacob Baylor, George F. Hoover, and George W. Swoope, Officer. At Midway, William T. Rush, A. M. Moore, James Henry, J. D. McGuffin, John H. Rush, and Dr. A. J. Hamilton, Officer. At New Port, Frank Hite, John C. Echard, Dr. John McChesney, James J. Martin, William S. Steele, and A. S. Turk, Officer. At Deerfield, Joseph Mann, Jacob Beck, Renix Hodge, Dr. William McCutcheon, James Crawford, and Thomas E. Montgomery, Officer. At Sherando, William C. Bridge, Daniel J. Shaw, G. B. Stuart, Samuel A. Hunter, Jonathan Balsley, and Philip Killian, Officer. At Parnassus, Thomas S. Hogshead, Edgar Crawford, Chesley Kinney, James Byers, Martin Whitmore, and James A. Hamrick, Officer. At Waynesboro, William W. King, R. Terrell, John B. Smith, John J. Bell, William Withrow, Jr., and William L. Mowry, Officer. The advertisement is signed by William A. Burnett, D. C.In Augusta County Court April 25th 1864
(Names in announcement: William P. Tate, William B. Kayser, Thornton Berry, C. C. Francisco, David S. Young, H. H. Peck, John B. Evans, John Tremble, William H. Slanker, A. J. Garber, William H. Donagho, William L. Balthis, Dr. D. Bashaw, Luke Woodward, William Armstrong, A. S. Young, John Stuple, James M. King, Elijah Hogshead, McPheeters McCutcheon, William R. Dunlap, William Thompson, Samuel X. Kerr, Thomas S. Coalter, John Newton, Lewis Bumgardner, John Merrett, John B. Shultz, Adam M. Hawpe, John Towberman, Adam McChesney, Hugh G. Guthrie, Thomas Johnston, Joseph Long, Jacob VanLear, William L. VanLear, Franklin McCue, John Brown, George T. Antrim, William Caldwell, John Hamilton, Philip Schmucker, James M. Stout, F. Fretwell, Nathaniel Kerr, Thornton G. Stout, George G. Robertson, John C. Myers, Benjamin Byerly, J. J. Wanderlick, Dr. Walker, James A. Patterson, Abraham Mohler, Benjamin Craig, A. H. Ross, John C. McCue, Isaac J. Parkins, Thomas Parke, Robert S. Harnsbarger, Charles K. Hyde, Baily Dunlap, Theophilus Gamble, William H. Gamble, Jacob Shreckhise, Dr. Samuel R. Hendren, William D. Poe, John G. Fulton, Samuel Bell, J. H. Ervin, Daniel Forrer, Andrew B. Rodgers, Robert P. Eubank, Harvey Bare, Ephraim Geeding, Dr. Joseph Wilson, Henry B. Seig, F. F. Sterrett, A. B. Lightner, George A. Wilson, George Shuey, A. G. Wayland, Jacob Baylor, George F. Hoover, George W. Swoope, William T. Rush, A. M. Moore, James Henry, J. D. McGuffin, John H. Rush, Dr. A. J. Hamilton, Frank Hite, John C. Echard, Dr. John McChesney, James J. Martin, William S. Steele, A. S. Turk, Joseph Mann, Jacob Beck, Renix Hodge, Dr. William McCutcheon, James Crawford, Thomas E. Montgomery, William C. Bridge, Daniel J. Shaw, G. B. Stuart, Samuel A. Hunter, Jonathan Balsley, Philip Killian, Thomas S. Hogshead, Edgar Crawford, Chesley Kinney, James Byers, Martin Whitmore, James A. Hamrick, William W. King, R. Terrell, John B. Smith, John J. Bell, William WithrowJr., William L. Mowry, William A. BurnettD. C.)
(Column 3)Summary: The Augusta County court has empowered agents authorized to get and distribute supplies for families of soldiers to disregard price limits if necessary to obtain the needed supplies. In addition, the court added the families of substitutes to the list of those to be provided with supplies.Circular. The Mountain Angel, and Valley Note-Book
(Names in announcement: William A. BurnettD. C.)
(Column 6)Summary: Reverend Nathaniel G. North, of Greenwood in Albemarle County, Virginia, announces the beginning of a new journal to be distributed free in Confederate camps, vessels, hospitals, orphanages, and similar institutions. The journal is to be of an "evangelical and literary character." Reverend North solicits submissions for inclusion in the journal.$100 Reward
(Column 6)Summary: John Nunan offers a reward for the return of Jane, an African-American girl, age about 17, who ran away from him on Tuesday night, April 26. She is slim, tall for her age, black skinned, and was wearing a red calico dress and white hood with black net. Nunan bought her from Samuel Bowman of Rockingham County and understood that she was raised in Hampshire County. Nunan offers $50 for her return from within the county and $100 for her return from outside the county.
(Names in announcement: John Nunan)Full Text of Article:
Ran away from the subscriber, on Tuesday, night the 26th inst., a Negro Girl named
about 17 years old, black sin, slim made and tall for her age. She had on when she left a red calico dress, white hood and black net on her head. I purchased her from Samuel Bowman of Rockingham and understand she was raised in the county of Hampshire. I will give $50 reward if she is caught within the county, or $100 if caught without the county and delivered to me, or secured so I may get her.
Staunton, April 22, 1864.