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Semi-Weekly Dispatch: February 18, 1862

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Description of Page: Advertisements, columns 1 and 2; accounts of the battle in which Burnside's expedition was involved, including an eye-witness account, columns 3-5, continued on page 2

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Description of Page: Continuation of eye-witness account from Burnside's expedition, columns 1 and 2; report from Fort Donelson that 15,000 Southern troops were captured, including Generals Johnson, Floyd, Pillow, and Buckner, column 3; news of an attack on Savannah from the water, column 4; report of the re-opening of the Tennessee River, column 5

The Next Surveyor General
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Summary: Recommends E. W. Capron, the current Assistant Clerk of the House of Representatives, for the position of Surveyor General and Auditor General of Pennsylvania.

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Description of Page: Report of the capture of Savannah, Georgia, and of the death or injury of 10,000 Southern troops, column 5; advertisements, columns 2-5

Spring Election
(Column 1)
Summary: Reports that the Republicans of Guilford township will hold a meeting on February 28 for the purpose of selecting delegates to attend a convention where candidates for the upcoming election will be selected.
Old Folks' Concert
(Column 1)
Summary: Announces that an "old folks' concert" will take place on Thursday and Friday evenings of the present week.
Western Virginia Constitutional Convention
(Column 1)
Summary: Reports that the Constitution of the proposed new state of West Virginia includes a clause that prohibits the bringing of slaves into the state or the entrance of "free persons of color" into the state. The Dispatch comments that this clause should ensure that the Constitution is approved by the people of the proposed state.
(Column 2)
Summary: Mrs. Elizabeth Treher, age 39, died in Loudon on January 24. She leaves behind six small children and a husband, John Treher.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Elizabeth Treher, John Treher)

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Description of Page: Proceedings of Congress, column 1; prices current, column 2; advertisements, columns 2-5