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Staunton Vindicator: January 12, 1866

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The Number of Negro Troops in Service
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Summary: Reports that 85,024 Colored Troops remain in service of the 186,657 commissioned and enlsited during the war and that more than 68,000 were lost from all causes during the war.

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[No Title]
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Summary: Referring to a Philadelphia "Radical Journal" article that expressed concern over the city's waning trade, the author argues that if "instead of harsh epithets and blows" Philadelphia would "extend a helping hand to us in our misfortunes" their economic woes would be alleviated by the prosperity that harmony would engender.
Full Text of Article:

Philadelphia is becoming anxious about her waning trade, and through one of her extremely Radical Journals acknowledges the fact that the want of the Southern trade is doing the work. A futile remedy is suggested, unless other things are done. We are down, we acknowledged the corn, but, although defenceless, we don't like to be kicked and cuffed, belabored and berated, and we don't intend to extend the hand of friendship to those who treat us illy in our powerless condition. The best thing that Philadelphia can do is to change the tone of her radical press and people, cease to call us ugly names and heap imprecations on our heads, and try like "Bill Arp," and all of the rest down here to "harmonize," and instead of harsh epithets and blows, extend a helping hand to us in our misfortunes. Besides this if she will exert her powerful influence to restore the Union as it was in the days of her prosperity, she will do more to regain her lost Southern trade than thousands of ships could possibly do, while she still continues cry for our blood and the blood of those dearest to us.

Re-union of Dismembered Virginia
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Summary: "Junius" writes from West Virginia, arguing that thousands of men in the state would like to reunite with Virginia and encourages efforts in Virginia to pusue that course. He argues that "slavery produced all the estrangements that ever existed. Every sensible man knows this to be true, and every honest man will admit it. Slavery is dead," and with slavery gone reunion should take place, and "the sooner the better."
Origin of Article: Richmond Whig

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Local Items
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Summary: Dr. T. A. Berkley recently accepted the position of Assistant Physician at the Western Lunatic Asylum after Dr. Fuqua declined the position.
(Names in announcement: Dr. Fuqua, Dr. T. A. Berkley)
Local Items
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Summary: Jno. Towberman, Augusta Collector, and his deputies will begin the collection of state and county taxes on January 25.
(Names in announcement: Jno. Towberman)
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Summary: Fannie Cupp and John Seawright were married at Mount Crawford on December 28 by Rev. E. R. Veitch.
(Names in announcement: Rev. E. R. Veitch, John Seawright, Fannie J. Cupp)
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Summary: Mary Shelton, of Augusta, and W. P. Glover, of Monroe, were married near Middlebrook by Rev. E. H. Jones on January 4.
(Names in announcement: Rev. E. H. Jones, W. P. Glover, Mary J. Shelton)
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Summary: Sarah Reeder and Charles Haines were married at the home of the bride's father in Waynesboro on January 10 by Rev. H. A. Gaver.
(Names in announcement: Rev. H. A. Gaver, Charles R. Haines, Sarah J. Reeder)
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Summary: Col. Thomas M. Durboraw died of diabetes at the home of his brother in Waynesboro on January 6. He was 60 years old.
(Names in announcement: D. D. Durboraw, Col. Thomas M. Durboraw)
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Summary: Azenath Ruddle died of consumption in Waynesboro on December 29 at the age of 46.
(Names in announcement: Azenath Ruddle)

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