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Staunton Spectator: January 13, 1863

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-Page 01-

Description of Page: Majority of page ads and notices. Previously tagged list of deserters.

(Column 5)
Summary: Poem in memory of Lieutenant Wright of the Augusta Lee Rifles, who died near Winchester.
(Names in announcement: Lieut. B. Wright)
Mr. Sheffey's address to the House of Delegates
(Column 5)
Summary: Transcript of Hugh Sheffey's address to the House of Delegates after having been elected Speaker.
(Names in announcement: Hugh W. Sheffey)
Governor Letcher's Message
(Column 7)
Summary: Synopsis of Gov. Letcher's message regarding the establishment of forty-five Virginia counties as the State of West Virginia.

-Page 02-

Description of Page: Various battlefield reports, including exaggerated reports from Murfreesboro. List of letters at the Post Office. Two obituaries illegible. Remainder of page ads. and notices.

A Brilliant Expedition
(Column 1)
Summary: Article reports a foray against Milroy's forces in West Virginia.
(Names in announcement: Col. Imboden)
Lincoln's Proclamation
(Column 1)
Summary: Item lambasts the Emancipation Proclamation.
John Hamilton, Esq.
(Column 3)
Summary: Letter from Imboden thanking citizens of August and the Aid society of Fishersville for items donated.
(Names in announcement: Col. John D. Imboden)
Trailer: John D. Imboden
For the Spectator
(Column 4)
Summary: Article from the Bath Rifles of the 52nd Regiment thank the citizens of Bath County for donations received.
For the Spectator
(Column 4)
Summary: Soldier thanks the ladies of Augusta for donations to the 31st Regiment.
Contributions for the Soldiers
(Column 4)
Summary: Article lists those who have donated to the soldiers.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. J. E. Steele, Miss Martin, Mrs. Bowman, Miss Bowman, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Shultz, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Smiley, Mrs. Kerr)
For the Spectator
(Column 5)
Summary: Writer lists casualties of the 5th Va. Regiment.
(Names in announcement: Capt. F. C. Roberts, Lieut. C. Calhoun, Lieut. John Brown, Sgt. E. F. Shuey, O'Brien, Phillip Rutledge, James Arganbright, John Doud, John McMahon, Jacob Bailey, Jacob Houseman, Sgt. William Wayland, Hugh Stratton, William Lealy, Charles W. Ramsey, Jordan Settle, Sgt. George Piper, Peter Rutledge, George W. Wiseman, Joseph A. Trimble, J. S. Utt, David Shaver, John W. Hodge, George T. McNair, William H. Dunlap, Henry E. Cook, Jacob Spitler, Flemming Carroll, H. S. Keller, Alex Roundbush, Edward Johns, Sgt. J. L. Dunlap, William F. Bailey, William H. Rodgers, Alfred Shiflet, John Gordon, John McNeal, William Easton, J. Y. Sterrett, J. N. Dull, H. W. Hansel, John E. McGuffin)
For the Spectator
(Column 5)
Summary: Letter writer alleges that Asbury Myers protestations at being listed among the deserters are unfounded. It is alleged that he disappeared while the regiment was under fire without any authority to do so.
(Names in announcement: Asbury Myers, Col. Harman, Capt. A. J. Thompson)
(Column 5)
Summary: Marriage of J. Hoge to a woman from Rockbridge Co.
(Names in announcement: Jonathan Hoge)
(Column 5)
Summary: Marriage of Isaac Griever to Mary Trado.
(Names in announcement: Rev. William S. Baird, Isaac J. Griever, Mary Jane Trado)
(Column 5)
Summary: Marriage of John Helmick and Frances Jane Warner.
(Names in announcement: Rev. George B. Taylor, John Helmick, Frances Jane Warner)
(Column 5)
Summary: Marriage of Charles Saupe and Frances Strausman.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Jos. R. Wheeler, Charles H. Saupe, Frances Strausman)
(Column 5)
Summary: Death of Jane Pilson.
(Names in announcement: Jane Anna Pilson)