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Semi-Weekly Dispatch: March 14, 1862

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Description of Page: Advertisements, column 1

The Late Naval Engagement!
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Summary: Report of the battle between the Merrimac and the Monitor, including an eye-witness account by a member of the crew of the Congress and a description of the Monitor.

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Description of Page: Limited intelligences from Fortress Monroe, column 1; advertisements, column 5

Glorious News
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Summary: Celebrates the recent victories of federal forces over the South.
Another Great Victory!
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Summary: Reports General Curtis's account of a Union victory at Pea Ridge, in the mountains of Arkansas.
Great News from Virginia!
(Column 3)
Summary: Relates details of the evacuation from Manassas of Southern troops.
Operations of Com. Dupont's Expedition on the Southern Coast
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Summary: Report of the capture by Union forces of Brunswick, Georgia, and Ferdina, Florida.

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Description of Page: advertisements, columns 2-5

Wild Geese
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Summary: Remarks that wild gees are "seeking the northern lakes and rivers," as is usual at this time of the year, and that a flock of them passed over Chambersburg the previous evening.
Leg Crushed
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Summary: Reports that Mr. John Shafer of Chambersburg was attempting to bring together two cars on the C. V. railroad at Bridgeport when he was caught between the bumpers and one of his legs were injured. He was brought home on the evening train.
(Names in announcement: Mr. John Shafer)
For Tennessee
(Column 1)
Summary: Reports that Lieutenant Wishart of the 77th Pennsylvania has recovered from his injury sufficiently to return to his regiment in Tennessee. Lieutenant Wishart will convey packages and letters to members of the regiment from friends in the Chambersburg area.
(Names in announcement: Lieutenant Wishart)
(Column 1)
Summary: Relates that Lieutenant Thomas and his aids have recruited a number of "young able-bodied men" from Chambersburg for the Union army.
Gone to Washington
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Summary: Reports that the 107th Pennsylvania regiment has moved from Harrisburg to Camp Zeigler, near Washington. Mr. R. W. M'Allen and other men from the county are attached to the regiment.
(Names in announcement: Mr. R. W. M'Allen)
(Column 2)
Summary: Mr. Alfred Spahr, 23 years of age, died of asthma yesterday morning in Chambersburg. He was the son of Mr. Frederick Spahr.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Alfred Spahr, Mr. Frederick Spahr)
(Column 2)
Summary: Samuel Ott Hutten, about 11 months of age, died of diphtheria in Chambersburg on March 12. He was the infant son of William and Mary Hutten.
(Names in announcement: Samuel Ott Hutten, William Hutten, Mary Hutten)
(Column 2)
Summary: Mr. Jacob Stouffer, aged 74 years, died of dropsy on March 9 in Guilford township at the residence of his son-in-law Mr. Jacob Stouffer.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Jacob Stouffer, Mr. Jacob Stouffer)
Very Latest!
(Column 5)
Summary: Reports that Winchester, Virginia, has fallen to the federal forces.

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Description of Page: Continuation of the story concerning the Monitor and the Merrimac, column 1; anecdote, column 1; advertisements, columns 1-5; prices current, column 2