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Semi-Weekly Dispatch: March 21, 1862

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Description of Page: Advertisements, columns 1 and 2; poem, column 3; account of the expedition that recovered the body of Colonel Cameron from Bull Run, columns 4 and 5; remark at the bottom of column 5 that "iron and not cotton is King and destined to shape the destiny of this mighty Republic"

The Rebels Confident about Their New Line of Defence
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Summary: Intelligence from Washington reporting the number and positioning of the "rebel" lines at present, the status of the Merrimac, and the location of the principal fortification of Southern forces.
Gen. McClellan's Address to the Army of the Potomac
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Summary: Prints the address that General McClellan presented to his troops on March 14 at Fairfax Court House, Virginia.

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Description of Page: Report of a victory in Arkansas, in which three colonels from the Southern army were captured, column 5

General McClellan
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Summary: Expresses confidence in the victory of General McClellan over the "Rebellion" and the belief that the plan has already been set in motion.
The Advance
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Summary: Claims that the upcoming advance that will be made by Union troops will vindicate General McClellan against the charges of those who have "abused and maligned" him. Also suggests that nine-tenths of the American people have always continued to trust the General as the leader of the federal troops.
Origin of Article: Philadelphia Bulletin
Another Great Victory!
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Summary: Reports the capture of Newbern, North Carolina, by General Burnside. Describes the town of Newbern and gives an account of its capture by Union troops.
Evacuation of New Madrid!
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Summary: Report of the occupation of New Madrid, Missouri, by Brigadier-General Hamilton's men.
Another Sunday Battle!
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Summary: Prints the reports issued from the scene from March 10 through March 18. Describe the shelling and capture of "Island No. 10," near the Kentucky shore.
The 51st Pennsylvania Regiment--Formerly the 4th--Heard From
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Summary: Reports that the 51st Pennsylvania was present at the taking of Newbern.
Rebel Attack on a Railroad Train
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Summary: Relates that a train traveling from Bowling Green to Nashville was stopped at Gallatin by "a party of rebel cavalry." They ran the train off the track and then took thirty bridge-builders prisoner.

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Description of Page: Report from General Burnside's expedition, information on the Union victory at Pea Ridge, report of the seizure of the fort at St. Augustine, Florida, by Union forces, tally of those killed and wounded at Newbern, column 1; advertisements, columns 2-5

From Washington
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Summary: Reports that the Senate Committee on Military Affairs is considering transferring seven million dollars originally appropriated for the building of fortifications and harbor defenses to the construction of iron-clad war ships.
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Summary: Mr. Charles W. Lege and Miss Susan Spidle, both of Green township in Franklin County, were married on March 13.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Charles W. Lege, Miss Susan Spidle)
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Summary: Mr. James Crawford, aged 20 years, died of consumption on Tuesday last in Hamilton township.
(Names in announcement: Mr. James Crawford)

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