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Staunton Spectator: June 18, 1861

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The two Heroines, Misses Kerr and McLeod
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Summary: Abbie Kerr and Mary McLeod, the ladies who warned the Confederates at Phillipa of the Union approach, arrived in Staunton last Wednesday.
The 1st Georgia Regiment
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Summary: Reports the arrival of the 1st Georgia Regiment in Staunton.
Vote Under Strange Circumstances--Die but Never Surrender
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Summary: Alleges that, as the Confederates were fleeing Phillipa, they stopped in mid-retreat and refused to retreat any farther. They then took a vote deciding to die rather than surrender.
Nurse the Sick and Wounded
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Summary: Urges women either to volunteer as nurses or to contribute to the nurses' fund.
Meeting of Ladies
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Summary: Announces a meeting of the women of Staunton to adopt a plan for providing relief and comfort to sick soldiers.
Full Text of Article:

We have been requested to invite the Ladies of Staunton to meet this (Tuesday) evening at 5 o'clock in the basement story of the Lutheran Church, for the purpose of adopting ways and means, by concerted and systematic action, to provide for the relief and comfort of the sick soldiers now in this place. Too much praise cannot be awarded to the ladies of Staunton for the noble efforts which they have made and are continuing to make for the comfort of the soldiers. We have no doubt this meeting will be well attended, though the notice is very short. The watchful care of the ladies is taxed to compensate for the remissness of those whose duty it is to have the comforts of the soldiers properly provided for. This would be a sad and dreary world without the presence of woman.

The Skirmish near Hampton on the 6th and the Brilliant Victory on the 15th
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Summary: Item reports the engagement and defeat of a Northern detachment near Bethel.
Col. Hill's Official Report
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Summary: Col. Hill's official report of the skirmish at Bethel.
To Our Volunteers
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Summary: Advice for soldiers.
Origin of Article: Southern Episcopalian
Harper's Ferry Evacuated
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Summary: Reports the evacuation of Confederate troops from Harper's Ferry.
To Whom do we Owe our Allegiance
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Summary: Writer asserts that after God, allegiance is owed to the Commonwealth rather than to the Union.
Trailer: A Virginian
Archbishop Hughes Against the War
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Summary: Item reports that Archbishop Hughes has published a strong protest against the war policy of Lincoln.
Skirmishes in Berkeley and Prince William: Twenty-One of the Enemy Bagged
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Summary: Item publishes reports of skirmishes in Berkeley and Prince William counties.
Origin of Article: Loudon County Democrat
Whiskey vs. Bullets
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Summary: Advice for soldiers.
The Tory Convention
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Summary: News of a Convention in Wheeling of forty counties of northwestern Virginia that wish to separate and form a new state.
Sad Casualty
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Summary: Albert Taylor of Augusta County was shot accidentally while drilling with the Piedmont Rifles.
(Names in announcement: Albert Taylor)
Cannonading One Another
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Summary: Reports that two Northern regiments accidentally opened fire on one another and fired nine rounds before realizing their mistake.
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Summary: George Aubry Yeagie died on June 12 at age 8 months.
(Names in announcement: George Aubry Yeagie, George C. Yeagie, Maggie E. Yeagie)

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