Staunton Spectator: September 17, 1861Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
Description of Page: Markets
Hospitality to Soldiers
(Column 1)Summary: Reports kindnesses shown to the soldiers.The Enemy in Hardy County
(Names in announcement: John Ast, Harriet Ast)
(Column 1)Summary: Item reports a skirmish in Hardy county that involved some Augusta troops.Good Tidings
(Column 1)Summary: Alleges that the Confederates have established an effective blockade at the mouth of the Potomac.Death of Two Brothers
(Column 1)Summary: Item reports the death of two brothers in the Greenbrier Cavalry. Both died of typhoid fever.Still Hope
(Names in announcement: G.A. Rader, E.W. Rader)
(Column 1)Summary: Item reports a mistake made in the report of Fred Dillard's death. As it turns out, Fred Dillard is only wounded, though badly.Rockingham Militia
(Names in announcement: Frank Dillard)
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that some of those drafted have been discharged and have returned to their homes.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: The paper has been requested to call attention to the poor condition of the Staunton street that runs between the hotel and the bridge on the way to the asylum.Another Skirmish for Wise's Division
(Column 2)Summary: Item reports a skirmish at Magraw's Creek.Another Combat on the Gauley River
(Column 2)Summary: Reports a Confederate victory in combat on the Gauley River, near Summersville.More Tyranny
(Column 2)Summary: Alleges more infringements of civil rights by Lincoln's forces in Baltimore. Lincoln ordered stopped the sale of Confederate flags and badges as well as the likenesses of Confederate leaders.The Freedom of the Press
(Column 3)Summary: Another letter from the North complaining that the Government has suspended civil liberties, particularly freedom of the press.
Origin of Article: New York Daily NewsEditorial Comment: "We find upon the subject, in the New York Daily News, the following admirable letter from James W. Wall, Esq., of New Jersey, to the Postmaster-General."
Trailer: James W. WallAction of the Kentucky Legislature
(Column 3)Summary: Item reports that the Kentucky legislature has made it illegal to wage war against the United States and has forbidden any citizen to join a militia for that purpose. Kentucky has also directed all Confederate troops to leave the state.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Item asserts that the reign of terror in St. Louis is on the increase.Railroad Disaster
(Column 4)Summary: Item reports a train wreck in Missouri, allegedly resulting from sabotage.
Origin of Article: St. Louis RepublicanFremont's Atrocious Proclamation
(Column 4)Summary: Criticizes Gen. Fremont of Missouri for his proclamation and claims that his actions indicate that the Federal government seeks to create an absolutism "more despotic and as irresponsible as that of Turkey."The Reaction in the West
(Column 4)Summary: A letter from a gentleman in Chicago asserting that he would never fight against the South and that many in Chicago agree.
Origin of Article: Jackson WhigMorality of Camp Life--Leaves from Washington's Diary
(Column 5)Summary: Comments from George Washington's diary during the Revolution regarding the moral health of the American soldiers.Things We Don't Like to See
(Column 5)Summary: Criticizes those who espoused secessionist views before the war but who are now avoiding military service.
Origin of Article: Milton (N.C.) HeraldEconomize
(Column 5)Summary: Article encourages citizens to be thrifty and save things that would be disposed of under normal circumstances.
Full Text of Article:Early History of Abe Lincoln
The expenses of this war may be almost saved by having the blockade closed; that is, our people will learn habits of carefulness and economy which no other means will teach them; and difficult as it may be for the liberal and generous Southerner to descend to such unknown thriftiness, it is his positive duty now, in the great crisis of our present troubles, not only to practice such himself, but to enforce it in his children and servants. "Pick up the fragments, that nothing be lost," is the teaching of Christ. "The fruits of the earth have their growth in corruption," is the teaching of Nature. "From the vilest poisons are extracted the most precious medicines" is the teaching of chemistry. Therefore we need not pronounce it beneath our pride and dignity in these momentous times to gather together whatever may be in any way usable or convertible. "Save your rags," if you want your daily papers. "Save your grease," it is needed for soap, which latter housekeepers should turn their attention to making at home. Also starch; both easy enough.
And you, our gentlemanly Micawber cousins, rouse your inventive faculties, and dip into your encyclopedias for practical knowledge. "Necessity is the parent of invention;" and how can you display your patriotism to better purpose, if not fighting, than by contriving, suggesting and assisting to establish and improve the many manufactories which have already, and must be still further, put on foot to meet the demands of a nation who neither watch the raising of the blockade nor wait till the war is over, before they begin to become a "great and independent people." Rich. Examiner.
(Column 5)Summary: Reports an incriminating story from Abe Lincoln's childhood allegedly told by a woman in Nelson County, Kentucky.
Origin of Article: New Orleans PicayuneAn Ungallant Soldier
(Column 5)Summary: A story from a soldier regarding his reaction to the kindness of the citizenry.
Origin of Article: Mobile AdvertiserIncident of the Battle of Oak Hill
(Column 6)Summary: A story from the Battle of Oak Hill reporting the rescue of two prisoners who were forced into the Union ranks.
Origin of Article: Memphis AppealConsequences of the War
(Column 6)Summary: Asserts that the war will be far less costly to the South than to the North.
Origin of Article: Baltimore Exchange[No Title]
(Column 6)Summary: Item reports resolutions of the Augusta Lee Rifles made while in camp at Greenbrier River regarding the death of member James A. Rosen.Died
(Names in announcement: Capt. Lilley, James Rosen, Charles McCoy)
(Column 7)Summary: Mrs. Chase died on September 3 at age 27.Died
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Chase, Henry P. Chase)
(Column 7)Summary: Harriet Ast died on August 25 at age 20. She died from a fever she contracted by waiting upon a sick soldier.Died
(Names in announcement: Harriet P. Ast, Capt. John H. Ast)
(Column 7)Summary: Hatta Ellis died on September 5 of diphtheria at age 4.Died
(Names in announcement: Hatta Ellis, John Ellis, Emelie Ellis)
(Column 7)Summary: Lieut. T. Harman died of typhoid fever on September 13 at age 31.
(Names in announcement: Lieut. Thomas Harman)
Description of Page: Advertisements
Queen's Recognition of the Confederate States
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that the Queen of Spain has extended recognition to the Confederate states.
Origin of Article: Charleston MercuryMore Arrests in Baltimore
(Column 1)Summary: Reports that Confederate sympathizers are being arrested in Baltimore.