Staunton Spectator: April 26, 1864Go To Page : 1 | 2 |
Description of Page: Classified ads, previously published court reports and conscription policy notice, columns 1-6; reports of skirmishing in Tennessee and Mississippi, column 7
For the Spectator
(Column 6)Summary: Urges voters to select candidates for justice of the peace based on their sensitivity to the needs of soldiers' families.
Trailer: LegionSorghum as a Substitute for Bacon
(Column 6)Summary: Praises the potential of sorghum to provide abundant harvests regardless of the weather.
Origin of Article: Lynchburg VirginianEx-President Pierce
(Column 6)Summary: Notes that ex-President Franklin Pierce recently expressed sympathy for the Southern cause.[No Title]
(Column 6)Summary: Brief report states that a New Jersey man was recently arrested for flogging a woman who he thought was his wife.Is Sorghum Injurious?
(Column 7)Summary: Cites report of a dentist to suggest that sorghum is harmful to the teeth.
Origin of Article: Richmond Examiner
Description of Page: Illegible blotches, columns 1-3; classified ads, columns 6-7
The Spring Campaign
(Column 1)Summary: Celebrates recent Confederate victories, but suggests that the people should remain cautious.Failure to Exempt
(Column 1)Summary: Suggests that the government extend religious exemptions to the recently conscripted soldiers over age 45 and under 18.Meeting
(Column 1)Summary: Announces that a meeting will be held next week for the purpose of forming an association to aid maimed soldiers. Rev. J. L. Stirewalt, who has formed similar organizations in other cities, and Alexander H. H. Stuart will address the meeting.
Full Text of Article:Oath of Allegiance
A meeting will be held in the Court House of this place on next Tuesday night, May the 3d, for the purpose of forming an Association to aid the one formed in Richmond, for the benefit of the maimed soldiers of the Confederacy. This meeting will be addressed by the Rev. J. L. Stirewalt who has been very successful in other places in having Associations formed and in getting contributions for the purpose of supplying artificial limbs to our maimed soldiers. The meeting will also be addressed by Hon. A. H. H. Stuart & probably others. The Ladies, (who are the main reliance in every good enterprise) it is hoped, will attend in full force. Staunton should do more than any place yet visited by Mr. Stirewalt for this purpose. We believe it will. We pledge Augusta to do more than any county in the Valley.
(Column 1)Summary: Notes that a sermon was given in a Presbyterian Church in Lexington that explains why no Confederate citizen should feel obligated to take the oath of allegiance to the United States.The Latest News
(Column 2)Summary: Reports miscellaneous Confederate news, including the capture of ten Yankees down the Valley at Cedar Run last Sunday.Capture of Plymouth, NC
(Column 2)Summary: Tells about Confederate successes in Plymouth, North Carolina, which included taking 2,500 prisoners. Notes that a black Union soldier who disguised himself as a field hand was immediately hung as a spy.Six Per Cent Bonds
(Column 2)Summary: Corrects error from an article in last week's paper about six-percent bonds. The availability of these bonds will be more restricted than previously reported.The "Reserves"
(Column 3)Summary: Announces the formation of five Augusta County reserve companies among men between ages 45 and 50, and between 17 and 18. For the First Company, the following were elected officers: J. F. Hottle, Captain; John Seawright, 1st Lieutenant; David W. Coiner, 2d Lieutenant; William McFall, 3d Lieutenant. For the Second Company: Robert W. Stevenson, Captain; William Blackburn, 1st Lieutenant; James W. Crawford, 2d Lieutenant; William Morris, 3d Lieutenant. For the Third Company: James C. Cochran, Captain; Thomas Coleman, 1st Lieutenant; Peter R. Bright, 2d Lieutenant; Peter E. Houff, 3d Lieutenant. For the Fourth Company: John Nunan, Captain; John Beard, 1st Lieutenant; J. C. Baum, 2d Lieutenant; G. K. Lewis, 3d Lieutenant. And for the Fifth Company, a company of boys: J. C. Marquis, Captain; George A. Armentrout, 1st Lieutenant; Joseph Shumate, 2d Lieutenant; Charles Stafford, 3d Lieutenant.
(Names in announcement: J. F. HottleCaptain, John Seawright1st Lieutenant, David W. Coiner2d Lieutenant, William McFall3d Lieutenant, Robert W. StevensonCaptain, William Blackburn1st Lieutenant, James W. Crawford2d Lieutenant, William Morris3d Lieutenant, James C. CochranCaptain, Thomas Coleman1st Lieutenant, Peter R. Bright2d Lieutenant, Peter E. Houff3d Lieutenant, John NunanCaptain, John Beard1st Lieutenant, J. C. Baum2d Lieutenant, G. K. Lewis3d Lieutenant, J. C. MarquisCaptain, George A. Armentrout1st Lieutenant, Joseph S. Shumate2d Lieutenant, Charles Stafford3d Lieutenant)Full Text of Article:[Illegible] Campaign
On Saturday last, the "Reserves" in this county were organized by forming companies and electing officers. Five companies were thus organized--four of them between the ages of 45 and 50, and one--an artillery company--of boys between the ages of 17 and 18 years.
The four companies of men elected the following as their officers:
J. F. Hottle, Captain; John Seawright, 1st Lieutenant; David W. Coiner, 2d do.; Wm. McFall, 3d do.
Robt. W. Stevenson, Captain; Wm. Blackburn, 1st Lieutenant; James W. Crawford, 2d do.; Wm. Morris, 3d do.
James C. Cochran, Captain; Thomas Coleman, 1st Lieut.; Peter R. Bright, 2d do.; Peter E. Houff, 3d do.
John Nunan, Captain; John Beard, 1st Lieutenant; J. C. Baum, 2d do.; G. K. Lewis 3d do.
The company of boys--a very fine looking company--elected the following officers:
J. C. Marquis, Captain; George A. Armentrout, 1st Lieutenant; Joseph S. Shumate, 2d do.; Chas. Stafford, 3d do.
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that the Confederate army is hopeful for the impending campaign on the Potomac.
Origin of Article: Richmond DispatchRaid into Westmoreland County
(Column 3)Summary: Gives account of a Yankee raid in Westmoreland County in which 10,000 pounds of tobacco and slaves were seized.Reserve Surgical Corps
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that the Surgeon General has issued an order that will establish a reserve Surgical Corps.Baggage of 52nd Regiment
(Column 3)Summary: Reports that the extra baggage of the 52nd Virginia Regiment has been sent to Staunton and can be picked up by family members.The Yankee Congress
(Column 4)Summary: Suggests that the recent uproar over an Ohio Congressman's pro-Southern statements indicates that nearly half of the United States Congress is also with the South.
Origin of Article: Lynchburg RepublicanValuable Recipes: A Cheap and Palatable Supper
(Column 4)Summary: Prints recipe for a supper of bread, milk, and water.
Origin of Article: Lexington GazetteFull Text of Article:Yankee Brutality
An experienced house keeper has furnished for the GAZETTE, the following which was tried in our own culinary department, and proved to be good.
A CHEAP AND PALATABLE SUPPER.
The following is good for adults but still better for children. Take one pint of milk, 1 egg, and two pints of water; boil the milk and water in separate vessels; beat the egg well in a quart bowl or cup, and pour upon it slowly the boiling milk, stirring briskly as you pour. When the egg and milk have been thoroughly mixed, pour them into the boiling water, stirring at the same time. Add 2 teaspoonfuls of salt, and let the mixture boil for a few minutes. In the meantime fill a half-gallon tureen or pan two thirds full of light bread, cut into slices or broken into fragments, and pour your boiling mixture over it. Double the quantity of milk and eggs would be better, if you can afford it, but the above is both agreeable and wholesome.
(Column 4)Summary: Tells about the murder of a Charlotte, North Carolina, man by Yankee soldiers invading his home.Good Batter Cakes
(Column 4)Summary: Gives recipe for batter cakes made of milk, eggs, and flour.[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: Reports that a Confederate picket learned from Yankee soldiers that General Grant had been sent to Virginia by Lincoln so that he could be humbled.[No Title]
(Column 4)Summary: Notes that the "notorious" Parson Brownlow of Tennessee advises that all Southern men be driven out of the eastern part of that state.Remarkable Revolutionary Prophecy
(Column 5)Summary: Reprints predictions made in 1780 by a man named "Amindah," which include discussion of a "division" to take place in the United States in 1861.
Origin of Article: Southern WatchmanTrailer: John SmithOn With the Dance
(Column 5)Summary: Prints article from a Northern newspaper that condemns the balls and revelry taking place in the North.
Origin of Article: New Nation (NY)Preserving Potatoes
(Column 5)Summary: Offers suggestions for making a potato harvest last a full year.
Origin of Article: Lexington GazetteA Picture of Yankeedom
(Column 5)Summary: Prints excerpt from Northern newspaper that depicts the wartime society in that section as one big drunken carnival.
Origin of Article: New York HeraldExempting Farmers
(Column 5)Summary: Expresses approval of the recent exemption of over sixty farmers from a conscript camp in Raleigh, North Carolina.Listen Voters of Churchville District
(Column 6)Summary: Urges Churchville district voters to support William B. Cochran in the upcoming election for justice of the peace.Mr. Editor
(Names in announcement: William B. Cochran)
(Column 6)Summary: States that an advertisement from Ned Lilly and Charlie Marshall in the April 12 edition of the paper was a hoax. No one with those two names serves in Company F, 5th Virginia Infantry.
(Names in announcement: Charlie Marshall, Ned Lilly)Trailer: Co. F, 5th Va. Inf'yFor the Spectator
(Column 6)Summary: Urges Jacob Long to declare his candidacy for magistrate of the 9th district.
(Names in announcement: Jacob Long)Trailer: Many VotersMarried
(Column 6)Summary: On April 21, Rev. Mr. Dice married George W. Hanger and Elizabeth Lotts at the M. E. Parsonage.Married
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Dice, Mr. George W. Hanger, Miss Sarah E. Whitlock)
(Column 6)Summary: On April 25, Rev. Mr. Dice married Jacob Strickler and Elizabeth Lotts at the M. E. Parsonage.Announcements
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Dice, Mr. Jacob Strickler, Miss Elizabeth Lotts)
(Column 6)Summary: Announces candidacy of John M. Hanger for magistrate in the New Hope district.Organization of the Reserves
(Names in announcement: John M. Hanger)
(Column 7)Summary: Gives notice of the rules regarding the formation of reserve forces in Virginia counties such as Augusta.
Trailer: J. D. Imboden, Brig. Gen.