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Semi-Weekly Dispatch: March 18, 1862

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Description of Page: Advertisements, columns 1 and 2; news of the battle at Pea Ridge in Arkansas, column 5

More of the Naval Fight!
(Column 3)
Summary: Prints statements made by two other eye-witnesses.
War Gazette Published by Authority
(Column 4)
Summary: Prints the general orders issued by the president between January 27 and March 11.
The Proposed Tax List
(Column 5)
Summary: Suggests that the tariff be increased, since the proposed tax bill presently being considered in Congress imposes little financial burden on the agricultural interest or the large landholders, but causes the manufacturing, mechanical, and laboring interests to shoulder most of the burden for the war.

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Description of Page: Report of a skirmish near Winchester, Virginia, columns 3 and 4; news from Memphis, column 4; advertisements, columns 4 and 5

(Column 1)
Summary: Praises Northern soldiers for their selfless love of country and their bravery.
The President's Emancipation Policy Endorsed
(Column 1)
Summary: Reports that a resolution was passed in the U. S. House of Representatives stating that the United States should offer pecuniary compensation to any state that proposes to implement gradual abolition of slavery.
Latest News! The War in New Mexico
(Column 2)
Summary: Reports the details of "a desperate struggle" in New Mexico between the Texans and Union forces at Fort Craig.
The Retreating Rebel Army
(Column 3)
Summary: Predicts a battle at Fredericksburg, since most of the Southern troops have retreated across the Rappahannock at that city.
Another Victory!
(Column 3)
Summary: Reports that Union forces have taken New Madrid, the capital of New Madrid County in Missouri.

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Description of Page: Notices and advertisements, columns 1-5

(Column 3)
Summary: Helen M. Foltz, aged nine weeks, died on March 14 in Chambersburg. She was the infant daughter of M. A. and Charlotte S. Foltz.
(Names in announcement: Helen M. Foltz, M. A. Foltz, Charlotte S. Foltz)

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