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Semi-Weekly Dispatch: April 15, 1862

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Description of Page: Advertisements, columns 1 and 2

Another Account of the Great Battle Near Corinth
(Column 3-5)
Summary: Relates the occurrences of the battle at Corinth, Mississippi, that took place over the course of two days.

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Description of Page: Remark in column 2 that "if we had no slavery in this country we should have no rebellion"; news from General McClellan's army, from Cairo, and from Huntsville, Alabama, which has been occupied by Union forces, column 4; news from Fortress Monroe and from Island 10, column 5

The Work of a Year
(Column 1)
Summary: Looks back on the past year and applauds the rapidity with which Northern men joined the cause to preserve the Union. Also defends General McClellan against his critics who have charged that he moves too slowly.
Liberality of the Republican Party
(Column 1)
Summary: Emphasizes the "liberality" the Republicans have shown to their political opponents and the "high disinterested patriotism" that they exemplify in their fighting of the war. Extracts a letter written by Colonel Forney pointing out examples of the generosity exhibited by the Republicans.
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(Column 2)
Summary: Points out that the minor leaders of the Democratic party continue to endorse leaders in the Senate and House who, according to the Dispatch, have given aid to the enemy by their speeches and votes.
The Freedom of the Capital!
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Summary: Applauds Congress for passing the bill that frees the slaves in the District of Columbia.
Connecticut Election
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Summary: Expresses satisfaction at the outcome of the legislative election in Connecticut, in which no Breckinridge Democrats were elected Senator and two-thirds of the Representatives elected had declared themselves Union and Republican.
Important Foreign News
(Column 3)
Summary: Reports a rumor that Napoleon has reconsidered his decision not to recognize the "rebels" as belligerents and plans to give aid to the U. S. government. The Dispatch remarks that "all the aid we want from France or England is to keep their hands off."
Proclamation of the President on the Recent Victories
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Summary: Prints the proclamation of President Lincoln recommending that the people of the United States give thanks in their "accustomed places of public worship" for the military victories that the Union has enjoyed of late.
What a Shame for the Free North!
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Summary: Denounces Northerners who believe that preserving the institution of slavery is more important than preserving the Union or the honor of the nation.
Origin of Article: Lebanon Courier
Editorial Comment: "The Lebanon Courier justly says:"
The Rebel Outrages on our Dead
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Summary: Notes that the testimony being collected by the Committee on the Conduct of the War confirms the "rebel outrages" that were perpetrated on Union soldiers, dead and alive, at Bull Run.
Pennsylvania Reserves Out West
(Column 5)
Summary: Reports that the Union gun-boat the Carondelet, which ran the blockade at Island No. 10, is manned entirely by volunteers from the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, M'Call's division.

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Description of Page: Announcements and anecdotes, column 1; anecdotes, information about Russia, column 2; advertisements, columns 3-5

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Summary: Reverend Josiah May, of Bedford County, and Miss Hannah Jane Stauffer of Chambersburg were married in Chambersburg on April 8.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Josiah May, Miss Hannah Jane Stauffer)

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