Staunton Spectator: November 26, 1861Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
Description of Page: Various reports of battles, skirmishes and maneuvers. Military appointments also reported. Portions of page illegible.
(Column 1)Summary: Table shows the results of the Congressional election from the 11th district.Reorganization of Militia
(Names in announcement: J.B. Baldwin, Kenton Harper)
(Column 1)Summary: Explains the reorganization of the militia into active duty, which includes all between 21 and 31 years of age, and reserves, which includes all others.Stirring Events Impending
(Column 1)Summary: Item predicts that the North is preparing a more general assault on the South.[No Title]
(Column 1)Summary: Item reports that the paper received a copy of the Report of the Select Committee on amendments to the Constitution which is chaired by A. H. H. Stuart. The paper regrets it hasn't the space to publish the document but supports the report nonetheless.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: A.H. Stuart)
(Column 1)Summary: The Spectator recommends that Southern farmers switch to foodstuffs until the blockade ends so as not to produce an abundance of cotton, which cannot be sold, while suffering from a food shortage.
Full Text of Article:The Supply of Powder
Some of the Southern papers are suggesting the propriety of planting no cotton next year unless the blockade is raised before the planting season arrives. If the present crop can not be shipped, there is no use in raising another to be kept at home. There is cotton enough on hand now to supply Southern manufacturers for several years, and without a foreign market for it, its production will be far less profitable than that of meat and bread. The same remarks apply to tobacco, and the suggestion is worthy of serious consideration.
(Column 1)Summary: Asserts that the Confederacy can produce plenty of powder for the war effort.Exploding Calculation
(Column 2)Summary: Article reports that the Yankee seizure of Port Royal has not succeeded in diverting units from the Potomac for the defense of the coast.Recognition of Independence
(Column 2)Summary: Holds that the South should not look to foreign powers for recognition but should rely on its own powers to force recognition.
Origin of Article: Clarksville (Tenn.) ChronicleHow to Cure Bacon with Little Salt
(Column 2)Summary: Letter from Young gives recipe for curing bacon with a reduced amount of salt.A Yankee Sister's Letter
(Names in announcement: J.M. McCue, W.B. Young)
(Column 2)Summary: An extract from a letter found in a dead Yankee's pocket from his sister Jane. The sister's sympathies, it is revealed, are becoming more and more Southern.
Origin of Article: The Memphis AppealPopular Reaction in the North
(Column 2)Summary: Alleges that a reaction against the war is taking place in the North.President's Message To the Congress of the Confederate States
(Column 3)Summary: A transcript of President Davis's address to the Confederate Congress.For the Spectator
(Column 5)Summary: Letter writer acknowledges those who have donated items to the Col. Gilham's regiment stationed in Staunton.Negro Fidelity
(Names in announcement: Mrs. M.E. Woodward, Mrs. A. Cavell, Mrs. S.A. Brady, Mrs. Frank Henderson, Mrs. W.G. Campbell, Mrs. Alexander Taylor, Miss Serena McChesney, Mrs. M.B. Galt, Mrs. R.H. Phillips)
(Column 5)Summary: Item reports that a slave voluntarily retrieved some munitions that the Confederates were compelled to leave on Hilton Head and brought them to Savannah.Tribute of Respect
(Column 5)Summary: Resolutions adopted by D Company on the death of John Montgomery.Tribute of Respect
(Names in announcement: John Montgomery, H.J. Williams, James Beard)
(Column 5)Summary: Resolutions adopted by the Sons of Temperance on the death of George W. Boor.Sequestration Notice
(Names in announcement: George Boor, John Gregory, James Houff, James Karicofe)
(Column 5)Summary: Item announces the Confederate law requiring those holding Northern property to account for such.Married
(Column 6)Summary: Married in Middlebrook on October 21.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. J.D. Shirey, Barbara Snapp, Joseph H. Fix)
(Column 6)Summary: Evan Howe died on November 6 of diphtheria at age 1 year.Died
(Names in announcement: Samuel Evers Howe, Rev. J.W. Howe, Julia Howe)
(Column 6)Summary: Charles Rutherford died on October 29 at age 1 year.Died
(Names in announcement: Charles Rutherford, James W. Rutherford, Susan Rutherford)
(Column 6)Summary: William Sheets died at Camp Cooper on November 15 at age 23.Died
(Names in announcement: Private William Sheets, Samuel Sheets, Capt. T.L. Yancey)
(Column 6)Summary: Margaret Fellows died on November 10 of typhoid fever. She was 20 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: Margaret Fellows, Gideon Fellows, Buford Sampson, Janetta Sampson)
(Column 6)Summary: Linetta Schmitt died of consumption on November 16 at age 53.
(Names in announcement: Linetta Schmitt, Matthias Schmitt)Trailer: A FriendDied
(Column 6)Summary: Eugenie Curry died in Camp Alleghany of typhoid fever and pneumonia at age 22.Died
(Names in announcement: Sargent Eugenie Granville Curry)
(Column 6)Summary: Death of Robert Mitchell of an unnamed disease.Stop the Thief
(Names in announcement: Robert Mitchell)
(Column 6)Summary: Item reports that a man calling himself Smith, claiming to have deserted Manassas to visit a sick brother in Lynchburg, stayed at Sterret's house and stole clothing.To Taxpayers
(Names in announcement: David Sterrett)
(Column 7)Summary: Advertisement telling citizens how to assess their property for taxation purposes.Impressment of Teams
(Names in announcement: John Grills, Samuel Harper)
(Column 7)Summary: Ad giving notice to those who will be required to provide horse teams for limited terms of service for transporting supplies.
(Names in announcement: F.M. Young, J.W. Bell, Michael McAlear, William Nelson, Henry Edison, John Trimble, William Anderson, Robert Harnsberger, John Christian, William Armstrong, Joseph Trimble, Samuel Kerr, John Newton, William Smith, Thomas Johnston, Joseph Long, Samuel Patterson, William Hanger, James Patrick, James Fitch, Samuel Finley, James Patterson, Franklin Berry, William Gamble, J.J. Parkins, John Crawfod, Cyrus Brown, John Fulton, D.N. Vanlear, Richard Dudley, Thomas Hogshead, H.B. Seig, Gabriel Hite, William Montgomery, Ephraim Geeding)
Description of Page: Battlefield reports. Majority of page 2 ads.
Two Soldiers Shot for Insubordination.
(Column 1)Summary: Item reports the execution of two soldiers for striking a superior.Another Insult to the British Flag.
(Column 1)Summary: Article reports the stoppage of a British vessel by the Federal Navy.