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Waynesboro Village Record: May 22, 1863

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Summary: Though they have been both vilified and valorized throughout history, women, notes the article, are "average human beings," who have "made themselves effectual elements in the ordering of human affairs." No man, it concludes, has ever succeeded without the support of a good woman.
Full Text of Article:

From the earliest ages to the present time women have been alternately worshiped as "angels" and reviled as "cats" and "serpents"--according as they have behaved to their adorers and detractors. Women puzzled King Solomon and perplexed St. Paul. Messages to his female converts testify to the difficulty some of them caused him. In our day, however, our schoolboy seems to think he can solve all the difficulties of the woman question--their natural tendencies, possibilities and prospects in this life. Woman, instead of being, as heretofore, the rock on which wise men have split, are now become little more than the blocks which fools try to cut with their razors, while waiting for their beards to grow. What women have been, we know pretty well--average human beings, on the whole doing their duties as well as they know how, nurturing the qualities of their husbands, their sons or their brothers. They have made themselves effectual elements in the ordering of human affairs. There is no instance where a man has become a great leader, either as general, statesman or religious reformer, who had not some woman living at the root of his inner life, fostering his ideas and his aims--with whom he has taken counsel--out of whose thoughts he has derived nutriment for his own thoughts--who has helped him, and believed in him, and advised him; and stuck to him, when the whole world seemed against him. Women do not often achieve greatness for themselves, but they are at the bottom of all that is good and the most of what is bad, in the world.

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The Public Dinner
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Summary: An announcement that a dinner will be held on June 3rd in honor of the return of the "nine month soldiers."
Union League Meeting
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Summary: At the meeting of the Union League last Monday, a committee was selected to make arrangements for the public dinner to be given for the returning "nine month soldiers" from Co. E. 126th Regiment P. V.
(Names in announcement: Josiah Besore, S. P. Stoner, Levi Sanders, Daniel Potter, John W. Coon, Henry Hennicle, Simon Leckrone, D. S. Bonebreak, Henry X. Stoner, John Heller, A. S. Monn)
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Summary: The arrest of Vallandigham has sparked considerable unrest among copperheads, says the article, even in Waynesboro. Some of his supporters proposed having a rally in town to voice their displeasure with the arrest, but opted not to because it was deemed "inexpedient at this time."
The Traitor Vallandigham
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Summary: It is reported that Vallandigham has been convicted of treason by the Court Martial and sentenced to "close confinement" in Fort Warren for the duration of war.
The Enrollment for the Draft
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Summary: Provost Marshals have been given the order to proceed with the draft. It is believed that it will take between fifty and sixty days to complete the task.
Army Correspondence
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Summary: The latest installment from W. T. B. describes life in Washington, N. C., a town near the confluence of the Tar and Swift rivers. Shortly after his company took the town, an order came from Headquarters mandating that all citizens who had not taken the oath of allegiance were to be "conveyed" beyond the lines the following day. In reaction, he writes, most members of the "proud and richer classes" packed their belongings and left town, their future uncertain. The letter also castigates copperheads, including the editor of the Valley Spirit, for their traitorous behavior.
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Summary: It is reported that Gen. Jackson died last Sunday after suffering wounds from friendly fire. For the good of the cause, the editors rejoice that Jackson "is out of the way," yet they acknowledge an "admiration of his soldierly abilities and personal virtue."
Full Text of Article:

The Richmond papers announce the death of the famous Rebel General Jackson, popularly known as Stonewall Jackson. He died on Sunday from wounds received in the late engagements on the south side of the Rappahannock. General Jackson had his left arm shattered near the shoulder, and also received a ball through his right arm. Curiously enough the Richmond Despatch alleges and finds consolation in the fact that he was not wounded by our men, but received his death injuries from his own men in the confusion of the fight. The death of Gen. Jackson is undoubtedly a very severe loss to the Rebels. For some species of work, which required dash, energy and reckless bravery, he was unquestionably their most able General. For the good of our cause we may rejoice that he is out of the way, but even whilst thus rejoicing, a brave enemy will not withhold an expression of admiration of his soldierly abilities and personal virtues. He has hit our army many severe blows and only needed a better cause to have been one of the world's heroes.

The Tomb
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Summary: On May 16th, Elizabeth Jacobs, "a lady of amiable disposition" and "irreproachable character," died in Waynesboro. She was 32 years old.
(Names in announcement: Elizabeth Jacobs)

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