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Waynesboro Village Record: March 13, 1863

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Arbitrary Arrests in the Time of the Revolution
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Summary: A copy of the resolution passed by Pennsylvania and Delaware as the nation prepared for an imminent attack by the British. The resolution authorized the arrest of those individuals suspected of "aiding or abetting the cause of the enemy," and called for the seizure of their arms. The act also included a provision that temporarily suspended the writ of habeas corpus.
Origin of Article: Journal of Congress, 1777

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Summary: Reports that, by a strict party vote, the Pennsylvania Legislature refused to allow Gov. Andrew Johnson, of Tennessee, and Gov. Wright, of Indiana, to address the General Assembly while the two men were in Harrisburg. The article regrets the "infamous and disgraceful" occurrence and suggests that it "will be applauded" by local "'copperheads.'"
Treasonable Document
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Summary: It is reported that several local, prominent copperheads are involved in a scheme to distribute pamphlets containing a speech recently delivered by "the Ohio traitor, Vallandigam." Despite the fact that Vallandigam was threatened with violence in his own state for his pro-southern views, the piece sardonically notes, for some reason, parties in Franklin county "applaud the villain and seek to give him notoriety by disseminating his treasonable documents among the people."
The 87th Pennsylvania
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Summary: A copy of the resolutions recently passed by the officers of the 87th Pennsylvania, now stationed in Winchester, Va., excoriating northern rebel sympathizers.
The Copperheads in 1814 and 1863
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Summary: Comparing them to the Federalists who convened the infamous Hartford Convention, the article declares that "[c]opperheadism of today is the offshoot of copperheadism of 1812-14." But, it adds, just as the Federalists were dealt a stunning blow as a consequence of their actions following the U. S. victory over the British, a similar result will befall "the latest generation," which "will be visited with the scorn and damnation of not only all American freemen," but by the "lovers of freedom throughout the world" as well.
Origin of Article: Telegraph
Union Ticket
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Summary: A list of the Union party candidates for office in Washington township in the upcoming election.
(Names in announcement: Josiah Besore, Christian Shockey, George Summers, Nicholas Bonebreak, Jacob S. Good, Abraham Shockey, John Oiler, Jacob Bonebreak, Valentine Keehler, Daniel Resh, Jacob Carbaugh, Joseph Funk, Jacob Foreman)
Full Text of Article:

Union Ticket.--The following is the ticket nominated by the Union party of Washington township, to be supported at the coming spring election:--

Judge, Josiah Besore; Inspector, Christian Shockey, jr.; Assessor, Geo Summers, sen.; Auditors, Nicholas Bonebreak, one year, Jacob S. Good, three years; School directors, Abraham Shockey, John Oller; Supervisors, Jacob Bonebreak, Valentine Kechler, Daniel B. Resh; Magistrate, Jacob Carbaugh; Constable, Joseph Funk; Constable, (Borough) Jacob Foreman.

Democratic Ticket
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Summary: A list of the Democratic nominees for office in the upcoming election in Washington township.
(Names in announcement: John Bell, Simon Leckrone, Jacob J. Miller, Daniel Hartman, William Koons, Henry Oaks, Jacob Wetzel, Jacob S. Funk, Henry Walter, Henry Unger, George Morganthal, John Harbaugh, Eli Little, H. M. Sibbett)
Army Correspondence
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Summary: A second in a series of letters written by a W. T. B., a member of the 158th Regiment. In the correspondence, the soldier equates northern rebel sympathizers with body lice.
Full Text of Article:

New Orleans, [illeg]
February 2[?], 1863.

Grand review of the 18th Army Corpse--Cook Wanted--[illeg] Copperheads, and Traitor Females, etc.

A grand Review of the 18th Army corpse, took place yesterday. The evening previous we were ordered to be in readiness at 8 o'clock the next morning. The morning broke in beauty; the sun rolled up the eastern horizon like a boiled lobster, and shone in majestic splendor out of a cloudless sky; the air was soft and serene; the spring birds were warbling their cheeriest notes; everything betokened a brilliant Review.

Our camp being located near the spot selected, our Brigade was first on the ground, and drawn up by Regiments immediately in front of the position, where the corpse was to "march in Review." We were hardly arranged by the Lt. Colonel--the Colonel being absent--when from every side came wafted the martial strains of bands of music, the bright sunbeams blazed from thousands of polished bayonets and sabers, and the appearance of the regiments as they came marching rapidly into view, the cavalry dashing along in full array, and the artillery whirling on in proper order, was magnificent beyond description. Now the artillery thundered a welcome to Gen. Foster and staff as they flashed into view; the bands struck up Hail to the Chief, and the long roll thrilled along the line. Forthwith the regiments broke into "columns of companies," and the "march in Review" commenced. General Foster is a noble looking officer, portly, but erect, and seemingly in the prime of manhood. His countenance is expressive of firmness and decision, pre-eminent qualities in a commanding officer, while his polished address and suave manners, bespeak the well bred gentleman. When the company of the undersigned passed the post, himself and his elegant Lieutenant moved erect, as mullen-stalks, and a smile waved over the Generals rubicund face, when saluted. Though reviews are wearisome in consequence of the fact, that one must remain standing about six hours, in line; yet the ever-changing scenes, the brilliancy of display, the dashing hither and thither of aids, beguiles one's attention so completely, that he "takes no note of time." Reviews generally indicate movements; but as we belong to Brigadier Brindle's Brigade, the impression is general that we will remain here.

COOK WANTED--On the departure of our lively servant Napoleon Hannabal Jackson, we immediately advertised for another; but a day elapsed before an applicant presented himself, with strong self-recommendatory appeals for the position. Externally he was clean and eligible. I told him that we had laterly been unfortunate in having a servant who was densely inhabited by aptera of a most obnoxious species; he averred that he had "none of dem." I told him he must undergo an examination. He consented. I gave command; Draw coat! off came the coat; shirt! He was about to obey when my first Lieut. observed an outsider big as a grain of wheat! I raised the curtain and commanded, backward march! with the precautionary command to step lightly fearing the detested creatures would drop off.

Now we abominate these little aptera equally with those bimanous wretches, that infest the North, and drag their slimy length along the body politic, to irritate and madden, to beslime and render foul the whole mass, so that it may easily fall asunder like apples of Sodom, at the first blast of Treason's storm, so assiduously attempted to be raised. Hence friends of your country! patrons of Liberty! do not allow yourselves to come in contact with these miserable wretches, who throw themselves in your way, whenever possible; who, though generally of the whiskey drinking, "mud-sill" order, yet sometimes endeavor to worm themselves into respectable society, and with head erect strut you streets to insult if it be possible, those who are infinitely their superiors. Professed disciples of Jeff. Davis, they seem to imagine that an aristocratic air is thereby reflected upon them, forgetting that without worth and virtue there is no greatness, and that a borrowed effulgence serves but to exhibit more strongly native deformity, to illuminate the hideous blackness that is painted upon them by the pencil of that arch-traitor, the Devil. Instead of carefully concealing their traitorous passions, as wisdom would dictate, this fallacious pride stultifies them so completely, that they are unable to control them.

In my last I showed them up, constitutionally; now I learn from private sources that they have, pro. tem. laid aside that theme to vent their spleen upon the Emancipation Proclamation. They will doubtless busy themselves in fabricating and propagating such stories as they formerly did, respecting the status of the army; which are uniformly and unqualifiedly false, for the army is willing to see any steps taken that will serve to crush the enemy. The soldier will not foolishly oppose the marching of a negro Brigade against the enemy; especially when he is wearied by constant fighting and marching. Oh! but say these miscreants, the nigger will be put on an equality with the whites! the old song! now have not their miserable sheets argued the last five years that this thing of equality is impossible? No man, nor any body of men can effect this. But, they say, the whites should be brave and patriotic enough to do this themselves! Then why are they not engaged? The miserable cowards! One company of ordinary niggers, would whip a whole regiment of such jack-asses; for, you know reader what pretensions this breed of whelps may make to courage, who unfortunately curse your surroundings: and take them all in all, are they equal in virtue, sobriety and courage, to the same number of niggers, you have ever known? "Oh! but you must not subjugate the Rebels!" By the eternal, we must and will and them too, the hell-hated niggards! baser than open Rebels, whose allies they claim to be, and yet are too dastardly to join them through mere cowardice! A baser, meaner, more ignoble, more wolfish, and, therefore more contemptible set of bipeds, than these copperheads of the North, were never begotten in Africa. And, Mehercule! what shall I say of the women, whose silly heads have been turned by the Southern air? It is said that when woman falls, her course into the lowest depths of degradation, is rapidly run; all the barriers erected by society to restrain her are dashed unthinkingly down; she plunges into utter darkness like a blazing ship! Hence, she speeds upon the very gales of treason! Thoughtlessly she buys up brogans for the busy Reb, forgetting the vigilant eye of the patriot; or stuffs her corset or bustle with quinine--the wr--g [illeg] [illeg] [illeg] expensive--which all must [illeg] on the border, or if unable [illeg] busy her [illeg], her little wits are at work, and her loose tongue rattles treason, like a sweet morsel; while with head erect she stalks the streets, or struts into the sanctuary, like the daughter of Dives,--a sheep without a golden fleece, a wolf in nigger plucked cotton, a perfect child in wit and sense, the sport of the wise, the incarnation of foolishness and ignorance combined. "W. T. B."

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Summary: T. J. C. McGrath, son of ex-Sheriff McGrath, of Franklin county, died of Typhoid Fever on Feb. 5th. He passed away while stationed in Falmouth, Va.
(Names in announcement: T. J. C. McGrath, ex-Sheriff McGrath)
The Altar
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Summary: On Feb. 3rd, E. L. Taylor, of Altoona, Pa., and Beckie Murray were married by Rev. W. E. Krebs.
(Names in announcement: E. L. Taylor, Beckie Murray, Rev. W. E. Krebs)
The Altar
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Summary: On March 8th, William A. Flory and Ann Maria Schriver were married by Rev. W. E. Krebs.
(Names in announcement: William A. Flory, Ann Maria Schriver, Rev. W. E. Krebs)
The Altar
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Summary: On March 11th, Christian Hinam and Sidona Raben were married.
(Names in announcement: Christian Hinam, Sidona Raben)
The Tomb
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Summary: On Feb. 8th, Susie, daughter of Jacob and Leah Lesher, died near Greencastle. She was 15 months old.
(Names in announcement: Susie Lesher, Leah Lesher, Jacob Lesher)

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