Staunton Spectator: February 16, 1864Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
Description of Page: Classified ads, columns 1-4; reports on skirmishing in North Carolina and Tennessee, column 7
Confederate States Congress
(Column 4)Summary: Summarizes recent proceedings of the Confederate Congress, including bills regarding Confederate officials' salaries and claims made against the government.The Legislature
(Column 5)Summary: Reports on the recent proceedings of the Virginia legislature, including the consideration of a bill to aid soldiers' families or any civilians under enemy occupation.Gen. S. Cooper, A. and I. Genl:
(Column 5)Summary: Prints report from General Lee about the successful defense of Morton's Ford against Yankee invasion. Notes that the enemy lost seventeen men, while Lee's forces lost only four men.
Trailer: R. E. LeeA Declaration for Peace
(Column 6)Summary: Prints speech given by a member of the U.S. Congress that condemns the continuation of the war.More Reenlistment for the War
(Column 6)Summary: Enthusiastically notes that eight more Confederate regiments have reenlisted in the Army of Northern Virginia.Denouncing the War
(Column 6)Summary: Reports that General George W. Morgan has resigned from the U.S. army and is now making speeches condemning the war. Notes that Morgan became disillusioned when he learned that the war was about nothing more than depriving Southern planters of their slaves.Two Cavalrymen Murdered by Negro Soldiers
(Column 6)Summary: Reports that the four black Yankee servicemen recently captured by Confederate troops overpowered two Confederates and killed them.Marrying a Negro in Vicksburg
(Column 6)Summary: Expresses disgust with a Northern female teacher who recently married a black man in Vicksburg.Recruiting in the Yankee Army
(Column 7)Summary: Suggests that Lincoln's new draft is an indication that efforts at voluntary recruiting have been exhausted in the North.Liability of the Confederate States for Slaves Lost
(Column 7)Summary: Notes that Virginia recently passed a resolution acknowledging that the Confederacy is liable for slaveholders' losses following the impressment of slaves.
Description of Page: Report on enemy forces in Williamsburg, column 2; classified ads, columns 6-7
A Soldier Killed
(Column 1)Summary: Reports on the killing in Staunton of a soldier from the 18th Virginia Cavalry by another soldier of the same unit. Notes that liquor was probably to blame.Outrages of the Swamp Dragons
(Column 1)Summary: Reports on the murderous raid through Highland County undertaken by the traitors and deserters who comprise the Swamp Dragons.Two Bills Approved
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that the President recently approved two bills that would restrict foreign commerce.Tableau
(Column 1)Summary: Announces that a tableaux will be given at Union Hall on Thursday. Tickets may be purchased at the stores of G. A. Armentrout and P. N. Powell, and proceeds will be given to the M. E. Church to help liquidate its debt.Package Wanted
(Names in announcement: G. A. Armentrout, P. N. Powell)
(Column 1)Summary: Asks that the person who has the package of clothing and dental instruments left by H. W. Chambers for his family please deliver it.Impressment of Meat
(Names in announcement: Mr. H. W. Chambers)
(Column 2)Summary: Explains the terms of recent legislation authorizing the impressment of meat. Assures readers that they will be allowed to keep half the quantity they usually have to support themselves.Escape of Federal Prisoners
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that 109 federal prisoners escaped from Libby Prison in Richmond last week, 43 of whom have since been recaptured.The Army and the Speculators
(Column 2)Summary: Reports that General Imboden has announced that his troops cannot survive without impressment.
Origin of Article: ExaminerPlot to Assassinate the President
(Column 3)Summary: Reports on the investigation into a plot by disloyal Southerners to kill President Davis. Notes that the apparent ringleader has already been arrested.
Origin of Article: ExaminerThe President's Address
(Column 3)Summary: Takes note of a recent address by President Davis that praises soldiers for their bravery.
Origin of Article: EnquirerThe Wool Interest of Virginia
(Column 3)Summary: Notes that a new bill in Congress would prohibit the sale of sheep for meat.The Military Bill in the House of Representatives
(Column 4)Summary: Summarizes contents of the most recent military bill passed by the Confederate House of Representatives. Notes that the rules regarding exemptions have been tightened.Independence
(Column 4)Summary: Offers suggestions as to what sort of nation the South should build once it gains independence.Address of the President to the Army
(Column 5)Summary: Prints transcript of the President's recent upbeat speech to the soldiers of the Confederacy.For the Spectator
(Column 5)Summary: Praises Samuel Paul, a former member of the 52nd Virginia Regiment who lost a leg in battle, for his bravery, and urges him to declare his candidacy for sheriff.
(Names in announcement: Samuel Paul)Trailer: Many Friends of Disabled SoldiersInteresting Service
(Column 5)Summary: Notes that John H. Taylor, son of Simpson F. Taylor, was recently ordained and will be going to work as a chaplain for the 35th Georgia Regiment.For the Spectator
(Names in announcement: John H. Taylor, Simpson F. Taylor)
(Column 6)Summary: Calls for contributions to help the family of Dr. Wright, of Norfolk, which has recently been left widowed and fatherless.
Trailer: X.Religious Notice
(Column 6)Summary: Announces that Rev. J. L. Stirewalt will preach in the Lutheran church in Staunton next Sunday.Ordination Service
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. L. Stirewalt)
(Column 6)Summary: Announces that the ordination of John H. Taylor will take place next Tuesday at the Baptist Church. The sermon will be preached by Rev. Dr. Jeter of Richmond.Married
(Names in announcement: John H. Taylor, Rev. Dr. Jeter)
(Column 6)Summary: On January 28, Rev. C. Beard married Joel Y. Wheeler and Margaret Patterson.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. C. Beard, Joel Y. Wheeler, Margaret A. Patterson)
(Column 6)Summary: Mary Catherine Scott, infant daughter of J. C. and L. Richardson, died of pneumonia on February 3.Died
(Names in announcement: Mary Catherine Scott, J. C. Richardson, L. Richardson)
(Column 6)Summary: On February 5, William James Kincaid, the 6-year-old son of James N. and Amanda E. Kincaid, died after a two week battle with diphtheria.
(Names in announcement: William James Kincaid, James N. Kincaid, Amanda E. Kincaid)Trailer: J. S. G.