Staunton Spectator: February 11, 1862Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
Description of Page: Many items of war news: battlefield reports, military appointments, national political developments, etc. Remainder of page local ads and notices.
(Column 1)Summary: Item reports estimated cost of temporary railroad line to White Sulphur Springs.Fiends in Human Shape
(Names in announcement: Bolivar Christian)
(Column 2)Summary: Item alleges theft and destruction of property by the Yankees in Hampshire as well as arson, murder and rape.Dangerous Enemy
(Column 2)Summary: Article asserts that the presence of alcohol in Confederate camps is more dangerous to the war effort than Yankee guns.News from Washington
(Column 2)Summary: News from a former resident of Augusta Co. and now of Alexandria who succeeded in getting within Confederate lines. He reports bad living conditions in Washington as well as an impending financial crisis.Make Good Flour
(Names in announcement: Mr. Englebright)
(Column 2)Summary: Article implies that some suppliers contracted by the Confederacy are turning out inferior flour for government use in the hope of securing higher profits.A Virginia Mother's Appeal to the Soldiers
(Column 3)Summary: A letter from a Virginia mother imploring soldiers to continue in the service of the Confederacy and the state of Virginia.[No Title]
(Column 3)Summary: Letter from Camp Alleghany thanking the ladies of Augusta for donations of clothing for the soldiers.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: N. K. Trout)
(Column 3)Summary: Letter from the Augusta Lee Rifles in appreciation of the donation of gloves.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Miss L. Campbell, Miss S. Campbell)
(Column 3)Summary: Item reports that Gen. Jackson has withdrawn his resignation.Gen. Beauregarde's Report of the Battle of Manassas
(Column 4)Summary: A full transcript of Gen Beauregarde's report from Manassas.Contributions for the Northwestern Virginia Refugees
(Names in announcement: Col. Harper)
(Column 7)Summary: List of contributions made to the Northwestern Virginia refugees.Married
(Names in announcement: Mrs. O. D. Moupin, Mrs. McCutchen, Miss Nancy Brown, Mrs. Davis A. Kayser, Rev. Dr. Sparrow, Mrs. Susan Garber, J. S. Shriver, N. K. Trout)
(Column 7)Summary: Marriage of John Fuller and Sarah Brooks.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. Joseph S. Wheeler, John H. Fuller, Sarah A. Brooks)
(Column 7)Summary: Death of Christian Grahill.Died
(Names in announcement: Christian Grahill)
(Column 7)Summary: Death of Lewis Griffen.Died
(Names in announcement: Lewis A. Griffen)
(Column 7)Summary: Death of James Addison Cochran.Died
(Names in announcement: James Addison Cochran, Jane Cochran)
(Column 7)Summary: Death of Christian Shuey.Died
(Names in announcement: Christian Shuey)
(Column 7)Summary: Death of John Lynn Cochran.
(Names in announcement: John Lynn Cochran)
Description of Page: Previously tagged legal notices. Remainder of page ads.
(Column 1)Summary: Poem praises the Confederate victory at Manassas.Spies in the Valley
(Column 1)Summary: Two Northern deserters informed Gen. Jackson that a spy in Winchester alerted the Northern troops to Southern maneuvers.Camp Diseases - How to Avoid Them.
(Column 1)Summary: Article gives advice to soldiers on staying healthy.
Full Text of Article:A New Weapon-The Alabama Pike
Soldiers in camp suffer from three diseases--diarrhea, rheumatism, and fever. The commonest cause of diarrhea is bad water, its cure, complete rest and abstinence from every kind of food except plain boiled rice. All ordinary diseases will yield to this treatment in twenty four hours or less. Rheumatism is usually brought on, not by getting wet but remaining in wet clothes. Hard drinkers are particularly liable to bad attacks. To avoid rheumatism wear flannel and keep the digestion sound. Fevers are generally caught after dark in the open air. A man going out on night duty should never go hungry and never stand still longer than necessary. Good food and active exercise will generally keep a man well unless the air is uncommonly deleterious. To cure a case of not very severe fever nothing seems so efficacious as a change of air. It is said that the removal of a patient only a few miles works an immediate improvement in his condition. In scouting along the edge of a swamp at night, there is no danger so long as the party keeps on the windward side of it.--These doctrines are laid down in the writings of army surgeons, and of physicians who have given much attention to the subject discussed and ought therefore to be trustworthy.
(Column 2)Summary: Item reports that the state of Alabama is arming her troops with pikes for hand to hand combat.Distressing Accident
(Column 2)Summary: Item reports the accidental burning death of Sigourney Miller.
(Names in announcement: Miss Sigourney Miller, Col. Henry Miller)