Staunton Vindicator: June 17, 1870Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: The ladies of Augusta Church will hold a strawberry and ice cream festival in the Church Grove on June 18th. The proceeds will go to repair the Old Stone Church.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Thomas C. Campbell of Staunton has been appointed one of the directors of the Central Lunatic Asylum in Richmond that serves African American patients. "Thomas Campbell is one of our most respected colored men, and is the best appointment that could have been made among the colored people of this section."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Thomas C. Campbell)
(Column 01)Summary: Brief item from the Richmond Enquirer praising Senator Waddell from Augusta. He rarely involves himself in questions in which his constituents do not have an interest, and when he speaks, he speaks to the point. "No Senator commands more respect or attention."
Origin of Article: Richmond Enquirer[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The "pioneers" will meet on Saturday with spades and shovels and process to the Confederate Cemetery to "fix up" the graves. "Let all who can, be present, and let us all unite in the Association proposed, the object of which is to adorn and beautify, and keep in handsome condition the last resting place of our Confederate dead."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The members of the Temperance Councils of Staunton met and proceeded to the Confederate Cemetery to assist the Memorial Association in decorating the soldiers' graves. They "paid their gift of love and affection for the fallen heroes of the 'Lost Cause.'"Confederate Dead
(Names in announcement: J. A. Noon, R. K. Rice, P. N. Powell)
(Column 01)Summary: The surviving members of the 5th, 25th, and 52nd Virginia Infantry, and of the artillery and cavalry companies from Augusta, and any other Confederate veterans are expected to meet on Saturday with shovels and spades to "give one day as a labor of love, to repair and dress the graves or our Confederate Dead." The Stonewall Band will be present. The ladies are also invited to attend and bring refreshments to the workers. A veterans association will be formed "to keep special care henceforth over the graves of their fallen comrades."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Bolivar Christian, John N. Opie, E. M. Cushing, John D. Lilley, A. W. Harman, W. L. Balthis, James BumgardnerJr.)
(Column 01)Summary: Expresses satisfaction with the turnout for local Memorial Day events despite incessant rain. Lists the bands and organizations who attended and fixed up the graveyards of fallen Confederate soldiers.
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Thursday last was the day appointed for paying our annual tribute to our "loved and lost," who sacrificed themselves for us, and now "sleep their last sleep" in the Confederate Cemetery near this place. The day was most unpropitious, the rain falling in torrents during the morning.--Nevertheless, a large crowd assembled at the Town Hall, and, although the managers deemed it advisable to postpone the ceremonies to a more pleasant day, formed a procession, headed by the famous Stonewall Band, and, amid the rain, proceeded on foot and in carriages to the Cemetery. The procession was composed of the Stonewall Band, Fire Companies, the Pioneers, Councils of Friends of Temperance, a number of Ladies, volunteer Band and citizens generally, all bearing wreaths and bouquets. Arriving at the Cemetery, the Bands discoursed sweet and appropriate music and the crowd, about 2000 persons, decorated the graves, not one of which but had its tribute of love and affection. It was the more satisfactory to see, through this most disagreeable weather, so large a crowd in attendance, and evidences the fact that the heroism, devotion and self-sacrifice of those who gave their all to the "lost cause," are held in the dearest remembrances by those of us who live to lament it and their fall. In rain or sunshine our annual tribute is due, and in rain or sunshine, our people are determined it shall be paid.
The Pioneers, with shovels, spades &c., proceeded to fix up those graves most needing it, but, satisfied that concerted labor and means were necessary to put in proper condition the last home of our buried brethren, have instituted a movement, noticed elsewhere, to form an association to take charge of and beautify the grounds of the Confederate Cemetery. This will meet with the hearty accord of every well-wisher in the county, and we hope to see the Association an immense affair.
The graves fixed up and decorated, the crowd slowly moved back to town, the Bands discoursing appropriate music while passing through Thornrose Cemetery and on their way back.
In the evening, the young ladies of the Deaf & Dumb and Blind Institution moved in procession, with flowers, headed by their Band, to the Cemetery, and paid their tribute to their lamented Confederates whose "Silent tents are spread on Fame's eternal camping ground." A mute and touching appeal to the feelings and sympathies of all who witnessed it.
Altogether, the ceremonies of the day were most satisfactory. Although there was not the usual number present, yet there was a very large number, and the spirit, which induced the attendance of those present, was, itself, a most appropriate tribute to their comrades and friends who fell in the great struggle, in which nearly all of us participated or deeply sympathized.
(Column 02)Summary: Union Royal Arch Chapter No. 2 elected officers at a meeting held in the Masonic Hall.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: William H. H. Lynn, Samuel Kennerly, E. Louis Ide, James F. Patterson, Isaac Witz, Seymour Mandlebaum, William A. Burke, J. Howard Wayt, William L. Lushbaugh, William Balthis, Talbott B. Coleman, R. Matthews Tyler)
(Column 02)Summary: The Staunton Musical Association and Orchestra held a concert at the Chapel of the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institution. The paper singled out solos by Ms. Winston and Ms. Apperson for special praise. Prof. Scharf delivered a number of readings including Shamus O'Brien and the trial of Bardell vs Pickwick.Died
(Names in announcement: Ms. Winston, Ms. Apperson, Prof. Scharf)
(Column 03)Summary: Willie Mathenay, infant son of William M. and Cornealia Mathenay of Staunton, died on June 14th.
(Names in announcement: Willie Mathenay, William M. Mathenay, Cornealia Mathenay)