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Staunton Spectator: June 11, 1861

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Description of Page: Advertisements

Half Sheet
(Column 1)
Summary: Announces that the Spectator will only be published in a 2 page form for an indefinite period due to wartime paper restrictions.
To the Ladies
(Column 1)
Summary: Asks that the women of Staunton contribute cloth to the hospital at Manassas Junction.
(Names in announcement: George Price)
Vote in Western Virginia
(Column 1)
Summary: States that the vote in the trans-Allegheny portion of the Virginia showed a majority of counties for secession by a vote of 39 to 22.
The Affair at Phillippa
(Column 2)
Summary: Reports the Confederate retreat from Phillippa after coming under artillery fire from Federal troops advancing from Grafton.
To the Militia
(Column 2)
Summary: Argues that the militia should be allowed to elect their officers anew now that they will be called into active service.
Gen. Henry A. Wise
(Column 2)
Summary: Gen. Henry Wise gave a speech in Staunton.
The Augusta Lee Rifles
(Column 2)
Summary: Notes that Augusta has put its thirteenth company in the field and is assembling a fourteenth.
(Names in announcement: Capt. R.D. Lilley, Capt. James Skinner)
Presentation of Banner
(Column 3)
Summary: The ladies of Staunton presented the company banner to the Augusta Lee Rifles.
(Names in announcement: Capt. R.D. Lilley, Col. Bolivar Christian, Mrs. W.G. Campbell, Mrs. Robert Cowan, Mrs. Tate, Miss L. Campbell, Miss Sue Campbell)
Mr. Mauzy
(Column 3)
Summary: A letter from the captain of the Greenbrier Cavalry thanking Mr. Mauzy and the people of Staunton for their kindness during the Cavalry's stay.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Mauzy)
Trailer: Robert B. Moorman, Capt. of Greenbrier Cavalry
Discharge of Edward C. Randolph
(Column 3)
Summary: Reports the release of Randolph, who had been arrested in Staunton on charges of espionage.
Dear Spectator
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Summary: Letter from a soldier encamped near Grafton reporting that some of the citizens there harbor Union sentiments and wave Union flags for the troops to see.
Trailer: Grafton
Mr. Editor
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Summary: Writer warns that there are many Unionists in Wheeling and Northwest Virginia of various proclivities, many of whom support outright the policies of Lincoln.
The Bombardment at Aquia Creek on Saturday week
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Summary: Another account of the Aquia Creek engagement.
Shocking Accident--Explosion of Detonating Powder
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Summary: Reports that some powder accidentally exploded while Mr. Finch was making percussion caps.
Origin of Article: Richmond Whig
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Summary: Charles Long, son of Emanuel and Amanda, died on June 5 at age 7.
(Names in announcement: Charles Long, Emanuel Long, Amanda Long)
(Column 5)
Summary: James Bosserman, son of William and Elizabeth, died of an ulcerated sore throat on June 3 at age 4.
(Names in announcement: James Bosserman, William Bosserman, Elizabeth Bosserman)

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