Staunton Spectator: February 17, 1863Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
Description of Page: Ads, notices, Congressional and Virginia Legislative recs.
For the Spectator
(Column 7)Summary: Lt. Col. Skinner thanks Augusta County citizen for donation.
(Names in announcement: James H. Skinner)Trailer: Jas. H. Skinner[No Title]
(Column 7)Summary: Letter condemns those who make money from speculation, which is damaging to the war effort.
(Names in announcement: Charles S. Arnall)
Description of Page: Various battlefield reports. Remainder of page ads and notices.
The Army of the Potomac
(Column 1)Summary: Item alleges that the Union Army is withdrawing to Washington to recruit and reorganise. Item also indicates that furloughs are being issued to quiet discontent.Interesting News from the Northwest
(Column 1)Summary: Item alleges that the States of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky are meeting in concert to propose terms of peace and commerce with the Confederate States that border the Mississippi.
Full Text of Article:Lincoln's 150,000 Negro Soldiers
The Southern Crisis (Jackson, Miss.) of the 11th learns from a distinguished gentleman from one of the Northwestern States that the States of Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky will meet in General Convention at Frankfort (Kentucky) on the 18th of February (to-morrow) to agree upon the institution of a Northwestern Confederacy--to propose terms of peace and commerce with the Confederate States bordering on the Mississippi and its tributaries, proposing a treaty offensive and defensive with the South, and on the adoption of the Confederate States Constitution to incorporate those new members into the Confederacy if agreable to the people of the Confederate States, but in any event, the establishment of relations of peace, amity, and commerce with the South. Commissioners will bear the result to Richmond, to treat with the Confederate Government for the final and satisfactory adjustment of all interests. They require that this action shall be taken openly, with serious and dignified determination.
The terms of adjustment will be submitted for ratification to the people of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, at the ballot box. When thus ratified, separation from the U. States will be irrevocably perfected.
(Column 1)Summary: Item quotes the Bible to support the contention that the South should re-enslave any Negro troops arrayed against the Confederacy.
Full Text of Article:Sacred Concert
Slavery being the proper condition of the African race, it may be that Providence is now using the madness of the abolitionists to return to slavery the "American citizens of African descent," as Lincoln denominates them, who are now denizens of the North, for
"God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform."
Lincoln, with a million of men, now calls for the assistance of 150,000 Ethiopians. As he cannot get them in the South, he will have to recruit them in the North, and so soon as they come within reach of the Southern army they will be captured, and be restored to the condition for which Providence designed them. Zerah, with 300 chariots and 1,000,000 of Ethiopians came out in war against Asa who had only five hundred and eighty thousand "mighty men of valor," and yet Asa, praying for and relying upon the assistance of the God of hosts, conquered and made slaves of the whole Ethiopian army. See II Chronicles, 14th chapter.
(Column 1)Summary: Item announces a concert to be held at the Presbyterian Church.The Feeling in Ohio
(Column 1)Summary: The article alleges that the Western states are approaching open rebellion against Lincoln's Administration.Negroes Dying
(Column 1)Summary: Item alleges that Negroe refugees are dying in Maryland.Not Starving Yet
(Column 2)Summary: Item reports that the South is more amply supplied with food crops than the North, which stands a greater risk of suffering from food shortages.For the Spectator
(Column 2)Summary: Letter from the 5th regiment describing camp life.Correspondance between Milroy and General Imboden - Threats and Counter Threats.
(Column 3)Summary: Item reports that Imboden is threatening to execute 30 Union citizens and Officers if Milroy executes 15 Confederate prisoners. Furthermore Imboden says he will arrest any man holding office in the so-called State of West Virginia.Oderiferous Conflict
(Names in announcement: Gen. Imboden)
(Column 3)Summary: Parody of a hypothetical battle between black Northern troops and the Confederate Army.Headquarters N. W. Brigade
(Column 3)Summary: Col. Imboden praises his brigade.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Col. Imboden)
(Column 4)Summary: List of donations collected in 7th magesterial district.Tribute of Respect
(Names in announcement: Mrs. D. Cramm, Mrs. F. Cramm, Mrs. W. Landes, Mrs. S. Cramm, Mrs. H. Showalter, Mr. H. Showalter, Mrs. R. Landes, Mrs. M. Landes, Miss M. Ryan, Mr. J. Landes, Mrs. E. Myers, Mrs. J. Wright, Mrs. A. Landes, Miss M. J. Sherman, J. Calhoun, Mrs. V. Landes, Miss M. Fry, Mrs. S. Hale, Mrs. W. Radner, Miss F. Radner, Miss M. Radner, Mrs. S. Cook, Mrs. S. Stover, Miss A. Wilbarger, Mrs. G. Wise, Mrs. N. Dyer, Mrs. J. Hashbarger, Mrs. Isabella Brown, Miss B. Brown, Miss Nancy Brown, Cyrus Brown, Miss E. C. Trotter, Miss E. V. Trotter, Mr. S. Long, Mrs. W. Hiser, Mrs. J. Cook, Mr. J. Cook, Mr. J. Seawright, Mr. G. Seawright, Mrs. G. Cook, Mrs. E. Kennedy, Miss M. Byers, Mrs. S. Byers, Mr. D. Landes, Mrs. W. Landes, Levi Whitmore, Mrs. E. Plecker, Mr. J. H. Plecker, Mr. M. Chapman, Mrs. J. H. Plecker, B. HuffmanMrs., Mrs. S. Wise, Mrs. W. Wise, Mrs. P. Rohard, Mrs. William A. Bell)
(Column 5)Summary: Tribute of Respect on the death of William Dold.To the Preachers of the Baltimore Conference in Virginia
(Names in announcement: William F. Dold)
(Column 5)Summary: Item invites ministers to meet in Churchville, Augusta Co.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. D. W> Arnold)
(Column 5)Summary: Marriage of Col. Albert to Harriet J. Black.Married
(Names in announcement: E. Joseph Wheeler, Harriet J. Black)
(Column 5)Summary: Marriage of Mary Key.Died
(Names in announcement: Joseph E. Wheeler, Mary Key)
(Column 5)Summary: Death of Thomas Burwell.Died
(Names in announcement: Thomas C. Burwell)
(Column 5)Summary: Death of James Trimble.Died
(Names in announcement: James Gilkeson, James Trimble)
(Column 5)Summary: Death of Sallie Houff.Died
(Names in announcement: Sallie Houff, E. I. Houff, Eliza Houff)
(Column 5)Summary: Death of Mary McGahey.
(Names in announcement: Mary Glovina McGahey)