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Staunton Spectator: December 31, 1861

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Description of Page: Reports of battles, skirmishes, and military maneuvers. Transcript of the Virginia Declaration of Rights in columns 5-7.

Capt. William Patrick
(Column 1)
Summary: Reports that William Patrick received a letter of praise from J.E.B. Stuart.
(Names in announcement: Capt. William Patrick)
The Foreign News
(Column 1)
Summary: Claims that many foreign governments support the Confederacy.
The Mason Slidell Affair
(Column 1)
Summary: Alleges that the British will go to war over insults received from the United States.
Election of Confederate Senators
(Column 1)
Summary: Article reports that the date of the senatorial election will be January 22nd. Among those running for office is Alex Stuart.
(Names in announcement: Alex Stuart)
Army Appointments Confirmed by Congress
(Column 2)
Summary: Table lists Confederate Army appointments.
Melancholy Act
(Column 2)
Summary: Item reports that Gen. Phillip St. George Cook committed suicide.
(Column 2)
Summary: Item asks for contributions for the soldiers who are suffering through winter in the Alleghenies.
(Names in announcement: Col. Shriver, Mayor Trout)
Contributions for Soldiers
(Column 2)
Summary: Item updates list of contributors.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. George Baylor, Mrs. Mary S. Long, Mrs. M. Hogshead, Fannie M. Churchman, Mrs. R.H. Phillips)
Attempt at Bridge Burning--Incendiary Hung
(Column 3)
Summary: Item reports an east Tennessee man was hanged in Georgia for attempting to burn a bridge.
(Column 4)
Summary: Martha Crawford married John Miller on December 22.
(Names in announcement: John McCauley, Martha Crawford, Rev. John Miller)
(Column 4)
Summary: Mary McCadden died on November 25 at age 53.
(Names in announcement: Mary McCadden, Henry McCadden)
(Column 4)
Summary: Willie Kayser died of diphtheria on December 22 at age 7.
(Names in announcement: Willie Kayser, Mrs. E. Kayser, William Kayser)
(Column 4)
Summary: Mary Bell died on December 21 at age 82.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Mary Bell)
52nd Virginia Regiment
(Column 5)
Summary: Col. Baldwin requests that all members of the Regiment either report to him in Staunton or send proof of illness if in the Hospital.
(Names in announcement: John Baldwin)

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Description of Page: Continuation of Declaration of Rights and advertisements