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Semi-Weekly Dispatch: November 15, 1861

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Description of Page: Advertisements, columns 1-3; poem, column 4; anecdotes, column 5

Horrors of Bull Run--Feeling at Richmond, Virginia
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Summary: Depicts the scene at Richmond when the wounded returned from the battle at Manassas, "or Bull Run as it is somewhat pointedly styled by the Northerners."
Origin of Article: Montreal Witness

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Description of Page: Reprint of a speech in which General Burnside highly recommends General McClellan as a worthy and capable commander of Union forces, column 2; news of battles and skirmishes at Pikesville, Kentucky, and near Kansas City, Missouri, column 4; news of attacks by rebels at Guyandotte, Virginia, and near Alexandria, Virginia, column 5

The Naval Expedition
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Summary: Expresses the opinion that South Carolina deserves to be severely punished for its history of rebellion and its current disloyalty.
Regulars and Volunteers
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Summary: Points to the ill treatment of the volunteer segment of the army by members of the regular army.
Origin of Article: New York Herald
Full Text of Article:

The Washington correspondent of the New York Herald says:

The members of Congress who are here are also discussing the propriety of wiping out the distinction between the regulars and volunteers, by declaring the volunteers to compose the army of the United States. Unless something is done to legally obliterate the distinction now maintained, and to do away with the tyrannical rule of the regular department, the volunteer system will be utterly destroyed.--As it is now, no officer, however capable or meritorious, can obtain any position or consideration with the heads of the army bureaus, and nothing is conceded to the volunteers that can possibly be withheld. For their arms, clothing, equipments, transportation, &c., the volunteers must dance attendance, day after day, upon men who openly deride and malign them, and who never treat them with decency, and never speak of them except with contempt. It is astonishing the extent to which this feeling is carried.

The Naval Expedition
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Summary: Confirms and provides details on the taking of Beaufort by federal troops.

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Description of Page: Reprint of a speech by Colonel Mulligan, commander of the Irish Brigade at Lexington, given upon his arrival in Chicago, column 2; account by the Charleston Mercury of the capture of Beaufort, column 3; advertisements, columns 3-5

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Summary: Reports that the child who had been severely burned, as reported in the previous issue of the Dispatch, has died.
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Summary: Announces that the Reverend Charles T. Steck of Philadelphia will preach in the Lutheran Church in Chambersburg on the coming Sabbath and the one following.
Fatal Accident
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Summary: Relates that a son of Mr. Joseph Linn, who lives near town, accidentally struck himself a "severe blow" with a hay fork, causing his death a few hours later.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Joseph Linn)
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Summary: Reports that Sanford, "the inimitable negro delineator" will give a concern on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings next week.
Full Text of Article:

Just as we go to press, we observe that Sanford, the inimitable negro delineator, has posted his bills, announcing a Concert to come off on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings of next week. Upon the recent successes which have attended our arms in the West and South Carolina, we doubt not but that we could be induced to take a hearty laugh--even at Sanford's expense.

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Summary: Relates that the Grand Juvenile Concerts and Floral Exhibitions that were presented on Monday and Thursday evenings at Franklin Hall "gave universal satisfaction and delight to crowded houses." Notes that a final performance will be given on Saturday evening.
A Scoundrel
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Summary: Reports that James Klink, a merchant from Connecticut, brought a girl into town the previous Saturday. Klink has a wife and children and by staying with her at a hotel in Chambersburg for several days has accomplished the "ruin" of the girl involved.
Full Text of Article:

A man by the name of James Klink, a merchant of Newville, Cumberland County, arrived in this place on Saturday last, accompanied by a young lady whom he represented as his wife, and put up at one of our Hotels for several days.--Klink has a wife and several children in Newville; was an elder in the Church, and occupied a respectable position in that community. The girl, whose ruin he has accomplished, was from a rural district, and became acquainted with Klink by dealing at his store. The elopement was not immediately discovered; but when the face became developed, they were tracked to this place, and on Tuesday last the brother-in-law of the girl, accompanied by Klink's wife, arrived here in pursuit of the guilty pair. By that time, however, the respected merchant had left for parts unknown, having sent the foolish and disgraced girl back--from whence he decoyed her.

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Summary: Copies the resolutions of the Friendship Fire Company pertaining to the death of Thomas B. Seihart, a member of the company.
(Names in announcement: Thomas B. Seihart)

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Description of Page: Prices current, column 1; advertisements, columns 1-5