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Staunton Spectator: October 29, 1861

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Description of Page: Many articles regarding battles, engagements, and skirmishes, including a large battle at Leesburg. Advertisements, including an ad for the sale of five slaves at the residence of Archibald Trotter, dec'd.

Congressional Representation in the Confederate States
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Summary: Table gives the number of congressmen and electoral votes for each state.
A False Charge
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Summary: The Spectator responds to a letter printed in the Rockingham Register that alleged that the Spectator only prints pro-Baldwin articles without payment.
Origin of Article: Rockingham Register
Editorial Comment: "A low flung article, under the signature of 'Junius' appeared in the last Rockingham Register."
Patriots alias Candidates for Congress
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Summary: Lauds the patriotism of those who are running for Congress and serving their state.
(Names in announcement: Col. John Baldwin, Col. Kenton Harper)
Go to the Polls
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Summary: Encourages the citizens to vote, thus sending a message of Southern unity to Lincoln.
The Cost of the War
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Summary: Enumerates the monetary costs of the war for the North.
Order for the Release of Rebel Prisoners of War
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Summary: Reports that the Union is releasing 57 soldiers who must take an oath not to bear arms against the U.S. This action was taken in response to a Confederate release of prisoners of the same number upon the same terms.
[No Title]
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Summary: Reports that a detachment of Yankees stole cattle and sheep from Uriah Hevener in Pocahantas County.
The Gospel
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Summary: Reports that the Tennessee Bible Society will soon have on hand 50,000 New Testaments for the use of the soldiers.
[No Title]
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Summary: Article announces need to replace Baldwin at the State Convention.
A Treacherous Foe
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Summary: Alleges that the Union troops are not following the rules of civilized warfare by not displaying the flag over their positions and by flying the Confederate flag to avoid fire.
Origin of Article: Woodville (Miss.) Republican
State Convention
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Summary: Calls for John Hendren to replace Baldwin at the State Convention.
(Names in announcement: John Hendren)
Trailer: Several Voters
The Utter Annihilation of the Union
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Summary: A transcript of a recent Breckinridge speech asserts that the Union is forever dissolved.
Important Intelligence from the North
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Summary: Asserts that there is a considerable amount of commercial panic in the North because Northerners fear that Europeans may begin a war with the United States over the issue of the blockade of the South.
Assaults on Col. Baldwin
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Summary: The Gazette defends Baldwin from charges of Hamiltonianism.
(Names in announcement: Col. John Baldwin)
Origin of Article: Lexington Gazette
For the Spectator
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Summary: Letter nominates John McCue to replace John Baldwin at the State Convention.
(Names in announcement: John McCue)
Trailer: Many Voters
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Summary: Mary Rhodes died on October 8 at age 10.
(Names in announcement: Mary Rhodes, Jacob Rhodes, Elizabeth Rhodes)
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Summary: Florence Van Lear died on October 11 at age 8 months.
(Names in announcement: Florence Van Lear, D. Newton Van Lear, Nannie Van Lear)
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Summary: Maggie Grove died on October 13 at age 3 years.
(Names in announcement: Maggie Grove, John C. Grove)
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Summary: James Guthrie died in the hospital in Charlottesville on October 16 at age 24. He was a member of Capt. Antrim's Company, Augusta Rifles. He died of typhoid fever.
(Names in announcement: James Guthrie)

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Description of Page: Poetry, battlefield anecdotes, and advertisements

The Official Report of the Great Manassas Battle
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Summary: Discloses that Washington is preparing to release its report of the battle of Manassas.