Valley Spirit: May 8, 1861Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |
The War! From Washington
(Column 01)Summary: Miscellaneous news from Washington, including the news that travel from D.C. to the west and north will be resumed and that the city is calmer now that so many troops are within its borders.From Fort Pickens
(Column 02)Summary: The steamers Atlantic, Illinois, and Powhattan have landed reinforcements at Fort Pickens.Massachusetts
(Column 02)Summary: The Massachusetts governor will call an extra session of the legislature, which will make an appropriation and authorize the governor to establish a camp for all newly organized volunteers.Military Movements--Deleware [sic]
(Column 02)Summary: The Delaware companies of volunteers are filling rapidly. "The Union feeling is in the ascendant, and the secessionists are falling in with the current, and that and the lottery business will soon be crushed out."The American Flag in Baltimore
(Column 02)Summary: The American flag was raised in Baltimore at noon of May 1st when the newly appointed officials took office. The raising of the flag was marked by "great demonstrations" and the singing of the Star Spangled banner.The Baltimore Riots--Judicial Investigation
(Column 02)Summary: Judge Bard of the Criminal Court ordered the grand jury to call their attention to the mob attack on the military "with a view that the guilty may be brought to punishment."Military Regulations
(Column 02)Summary: Commanders of regiments and independent companies have received orders to make their reports to the headquarters, Department of Washington, stating the strength and condition of their troops.Fort M'Henry Again Reinforced
(Column 03)Summary: Fort M'Henry has been further strengthened by the addition of 400 federal soldiers. These men will "furnish double assurance that Baltimore will be kept in awe of the Federal power, if the authorities or the mob try to make any more trouble."
Origin of Article: BulletinExcitement at Annapolis
(Column 03)Summary: The entire garrison was called to arms because Fort Madison, on the opposite side of the river, let off a discharge of cannon and rockets.Unfounded Reports
(Column 03)Summary: "Among the unfounded reports of today was one that the War Department had received a dispatch stating that the Confederate State troops were concentrating in Virginia for an immediate raid. Military men have no fears on that subject."Military movements in New Orleans
(Column 03)Summary: "Troops are still pouring in here from the upper parishes, all of which are bound to the North. The Southern steamship line will resume their trips with Southern troops on board to guard them from capture."Interesting from Washington
(Column 03)Summary: Washington has calmed down, and the troops are becoming more efficient. Many Union men from western Virginia arrived in Washington and stated that Union sentiment was high in the region.From Wilmington, Deleware (sic)
(Column 03)Summary: There has been much excitement in Wilmington because a rumor had spread that an attack was to be made on the powder works of the Messrs. Dupont. However, the rumor turned out to be unfounded.France and the Southern Confederacy
(Column 04)Summary: The French Minister stated that the U.S. didn't need to fear that his government would make a speedy recognition of the Confederacy.
Origin of Article: TimesAppointments
(Column 04)Summary: The President has appointed James Harlan, attorney, and Alex H. Tweed, marshal for the district of Kentucky. Hiram Wilby, attorney, and D.H. Carr, marshall for the district of Connecticut.From Annapolis
(Column 04)Summary: Union feeling is gaining in Annapolis. A number of residents have been arrested for spying.New Jersey Legislature
(Column 04)Summary: The legislature has reported a bill for a loan of $1 million for the purpose of defense. The cities of Newark and Trenton are authorized to borrow money to aid the families of volunteers.The Blockade
(Column 04)Summary: A steamer of the Norfolk line, which left Baltimore with the mail and passengers, was not allowed to enter Norfolk Harbor. The blockade against Virginia is being strictly enforced.The Union Feeling in Frederick, Md.
(Column 05)Summary: Union sentiment appears to prevail in Frederick.A Man Shot--Arrest of Spies
(Column 05)Summary: Members of the 69th NY Regiment shot a man who was attempting to draw the spikes from the rails. The article does not say exactly where this occurred.Steamer Ashore
(Column 05)Summary: The steamer United States, which was travelling from Glasgow to Montreal, has gone ashore on the Bird Rocks. No one is on board.Troops at Fort Monroe
(Column 05)Summary: "The steamship Cambridge sailed to-day with several volunteer corps, including Maj. Dodd's battalion, supposed to be for Fort Monroe."Sailing of Troops
(Column 05)Summary: "Steamer Star of the South sailed this afternoon for Annapolis, with the 28th New York Regiment and recruits for the 13th Regiment."Proclamation by the President
(Column 05)Summary: Lincoln called for 42,000 more volunteers and an increase in the Army and Navy enlistment.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: In Maryland, the act to create a Committee of Society will pass. "Union men are without arms, and already feel that a reign of terror is upon them. Their only hope is the Federal Government."[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: In Frederick, Maryland, a bill to create a Military Board of seven, "with full power over purse and sword," is going to pass the Senate. The object of the bill is to arm the secessionists and disarm the union men.The Blockading Fleet
(Column 05)Summary: In East Hampton, "Five war vessels passed within two miles of our shore, bounded South about 5 o'clock on Wednesday evening. They were probably the blockading fleet from Boston."Missouri Legislature
(Column 05)Summary: The governor of Missouri addressed the legislature with a pro-Confederacy message. He called Lincoln's actions "unconstitutional and illegal" and stated that Missouri's interests and sympathies were identical to those of the South.Secession Riot
(Column 06)Summary: In Lexington, Missouri, a Union demonstration was broken up by the secessionists and one Union supporter was shot. The secession flag waves in front of the Court House.Kentucky and Virginia Troops Offering
(Column 06)Summary: Union men in Kentucky have offered their services to the Secretary of War. Union supporters in the panhandle of Virginia vow that they will "fight the tyrants of the tide-water to the last."[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: A report from Cairo, Illinois states that Union feeling is gaining strength in western Kentucky.Interesting from Washington
(Column 06)Summary: Washington is quiet and the city's defenses continue to get stronger.Patriots
(Column 06)Summary: "While thirteen appointments, foreign and domestic, have been given to the editors and attaches of the New York Tribune, not a single man connected, as editor or correspondent, has volunteered to fight. The men who talk the loudest are not the men to fight. That's so!"
Letter from Washington
(Column 01)Summary: A special correspondent to the Spirit states that conditions in Washington have improved greatly. He also urges Pennsylvanians to be united in their preparations for war. The Virginia secessionists will take advantage of any disunity in Pennsylvania.Governor's Message
(Column 02)Summary: In his message, Governor Curtin of Pennsylvania argued that no state can voluntarily leave the Union: "To permit a State to withdraw at pleasure from the Union, without the consent of the rest, is to confess that our Government is a failure." Curtin also discussed the formation of the regiments of Pennsylvania.Interesting from Washington
(Column 05)Summary: Miscellaneous news from Washington, including the information that the Maryland legislature passed a resolution "affirming the right of the General Government to march troops through Maryland without hinderance to go to the defense of the National Capital."From Annapolis
(Column 05)Summary: Miscellaneous war news from Annapolis. A letter received by the Chaplain of the Annapolis Naval School states that "the Virginians are wild with the war excitement, and everywhere rushing to arms."New Jersey Legislature
(Column 05)Summary: The New Jersey governor recommended to the state legislature that it borrow money and levy a tax so that the state can buy arms and raise four regiments.Martial Law
(Column 05)Summary: A dispatch states that Gen. Scott has declared partial martial law in Washington and over the railway.Gen. Harney's Arrest
(Column 06)Summary: Loyal Union officers believe that Gen. Harney is loyal. They think he fell into a secessionist trap at Harper's Ferry.Delegates to the Southern Congress--Release of Gen. Harney Confirmed--Virginia Navy
(Column 06)Summary: Gen. Harney has been released. The Virginia Convention has established the Navy of Virginia.New Jersey Movement
(Column 06)Summary: The New Jersey volunteers will leave Trenton for Washington.Capture of the Government Steamer Uncle Ben
(Column 06)Summary: The steamer Uncle Ben has been captured by the secessionists.Arrival of the Adriatic
(Column 06)Summary: The steamship Adriatic arrived at St. Johns, Newfoundland. The Liverpool cotton market was active.The Legislature of Maryland--No Ordinance of Secession
(Column 06)Summary: Reliable sources believe that the Maryland legislature will not pass a bill to call a State Convention.Seizure of Powder
(Column 06)Summary: The Brig St. Mary, with 500 kegs of powder, was seized by the collector of the port of Boston on April 30th.The London Times in a Fog
(Column 06)Summary: A correspondent for the Times wrote that Lincoln would not carry through with a war. The Herald believes that the Times is in a fog.
Origin of Article: N.Y. Herald
Important from Fort Monroe
(Column 01)Summary: Col. Dimick, commander of Fort Monroe, doesn't believe that the Virginians can make a successful attack on the Fort.
(Column 01)Summary: The Spirit lauds the hard work and patriotism shown by the two companies of Irish immigrants at Camp Slifer.Revolvers
(Column 01)Summary: Since the war began, sales of revolvers have increased tremendously. The Spirit warns soldiers that the Army does not allow them to carry revolvers, so they should think twice before buying.Letters from Washington
(Column 01)Summary: The Spirit didn't publish some letters from an observer in Baltimore because they were received too late. They wanted to let their readers know this information because the observer refers to previous letters in his current dispatches.The Provisions
(Column 02)Summary: The Spirit believes that the reports about the poor quality of provisions given to the soldiers at the local camp are unfounded.Union Resolutions
(Column 02)Summary: The Pennslvania Legislature adopted a resolution pledging to provide the Federal government with any men or money it may demand to put down the rebellion. The Pennsylvania Democrats unanimously supported this resolution, thus proving their loyalty to the Union.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: Thomas H. Clay, son of Henry Clay, addressed a letter to the citizens of Fayette County, Kentucky, in which he denounced secession. He stated that "Kentucky has one hundred millions in slave property, which would be destroyed by secession and the establishment of a foreign border on the North." He wants the border states to remain neutral.Letter from Washington
(Column 03)Summary: It appears that Maryland will not leave the Union. The correspondent believes that, if she remains loyal, she should be rewarded with a guarantee for the security of her property in slaves. The correspondent also believes that Baltimore's interruption of the flow of troops into Washington could be an opportunity for Chambersburg. A railroad running from Washington to Frederick, Md. and then to Chambersburg and ultimately to a junction with the Pennsylvania Railroad would help contribute to the security of Washington by providing the city with an alternate supply route.
Origin of Article: Special Correspondence of the Valley Spirit, May 2, 1861Trailer: Yankee DoodleLetter from Washington
(Column 04)Summary: The special correspondent discusses the different characteristics of the various state regiments posted in Washington. He also talks about the planned secession of western Virginia.
Origin of Article: Special Correspondence of the Valley Spirit, May 3, 1861Trailer: Yankee Doodle[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: Union sentiment appears high in western Virginia and Maryland. A delegation for the former met with the President and assured him of their loyalty.The Latest!
(Column 05)Summary: Federal troops will move into Virginia to gain control of the twenty miles outside of D.C. This area provides the District with much of its fresh produce. The war will thus be shifted onto Virginia soil.The Inverview of the Maryland Committee with the President
(Column 05)Summary: Lincoln told a delegation from the Maryland Committee that the federal government was determined to assert its right of way through Maryland.Important if True--Reports of Desperate Fighting in Maryland and Virginia
(Column 05)Summary: There are rumors in Washington that fighting is occurring in both Baltimore and Alexandria.The Reception of the Troops in Baltimore
(Column 06)Summary: A secessionist from Baltimore states that the law-and-order party is unable to control the rowdy elements who resist the passage of troops through the city.Important Intelligence from the South
(Column 06)Summary: A Massachusetts man who had been vacationing in the South states that Southerners "are fully determined to resist the North to the last extremity." They are arming themselves to the teeth.Movements of Pennsylvania Troops
(Column 06)Summary: "The Fourteenth regiment, Col. Johnston: the fifteenth, Col. Oakford: have formed at Camp Curtin. Seventeen unattached companies are also in camp. The sixteenth regiment Col. Ziegler, have formed at York encampment."Union Meeting in Baltimore
(Column 06)Summary: Union meetings were held throughout the city to elect delegates to the City Convention and to adopt resolutions pledging loyalty to the Union.Gov. Bigler on the Present State of the Country
(Column 06)Summary: Former Senator Bigler discusses his loyalty to the nation and his views on the need to uphold the government and Constitution.
Origin of Article: Harrisburg Patriot and Union
Local News--Tribute of Respect
(Column 01)Summary: Members of the Chambersburg Bar met at the offices of McLellan & McGuire to pay their respects to Frederick Smith, Esq., deceased.Snow Storm
(Names in announcement: James Nill, J. McD. Sharpe, William McLellan, J. Wyeth Douglas, Frederick Smith)
(Column 01)Summary: The town received four or five inches of snow last Saturday. This is unusual for May.
Full Text of Article:O.O.F.
--On Saturday morning last our citizens on leaving their beds were astonished to find "all out of doors" covered with a bed of snow some four or five inches deep, and this, be it remembered, on the fourth day of the
Merrie month of May.
When the violets are a blooming
And the meadows fresh and gay."
We will not undertake to account for such an unnatural phenomenon on "natural principles!" We can only surmise, in accordance with scientific rules made and provided in all doubtful cases, that the "Clerk of the Weather" has seceded; cut down the North Pole with the stars and stripes, left the trap-door of Simm's Hole open and vamosed South!
If he has been playing the "traitor to the North" in this way we only hope that Uncle Abe's sogers may capture him "down South" and bring him on to "Camp Slifer" to be court martialed and "snow-balled." The men here have a cordial grudge at the old Chap for the "pitiless peltings" he has bestowed upon them and would like an opportunity to reciprocate.
(Column 01)Summary: J. Alex Simpson, the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of Pennsylvania, will be visiting Chambersburg on May 14th to visit Columbus Lodge No. 75 and Chambersburg Lodge No. 175.On a Furlough
(Column 01)Summary: Two local men visited home on a furlough.McAllen's Regiment
(Names in announcement: George Miles, John King)
(Column 01)Summary: This regiment will be filled by companies to be sent to Chambersburg from Harrisburg.Franklin Rifles
(Column 02)Summary: List of members of the Franklin Rifles. They state that they will not tender their services to the Governor until two-thirds of all members agree to do so. They will, however, always be available to defend their town or state.The Reading Rifles
(Names in announcement: Reges Stuart, James Atherton, John Barnitz, T. Nill, Patrick O'Hare, Charles Fisher, Thos M'Dowell, J. Brand, George Easter, John Robinan, Tenchl M'Dowell, J.S. Trout, J. Suessrott, George Burke, George Platt, Jeremiah Nicklas, J. McD. Sharpe, Philip Beidel, J. Douglas, G. Watson, D. Seibert, Geo. Mengel, J. Reed, J. Kennedy, John Oaks, Wm. M'Lonegan, Jere Cook, T. Kennedy, Franklin Fauk, J. Richards, Samuel Shryock, Jacob Heyser, Wm. Eyster, Wm. HeyserJr., B. Frey, Franklin Keagy, Samuel Maxwell, Williamson Cressler, David Simmmers, Philip Laudenslager, Nathaniel Clarke, James Gilmore, Wilson Stuart, W. Jacobs, Captain Thomas Kennedy, 1st Lieut. John Reed, 2d Lieut. J. Wyeth Douglas, 3d Lieut. Tench McDowell, Captain John Walker, 1st Lieut. S. McCurley, 2nd Lieut. John Witherow, Q.M. Serg't. R. Barclay, 1st Serg't. J. Montgomery, 3rd Serg't. A. Kent, 4th Serg't. John Wolff, George Bowman, Henry Butts, Moses Conrad, Jeremiah Cramer, W. Davis, R. Davis, B. Dawney, A. S. Dingwell, George Devallen, A. Forsyth, George Fleagle, Carl Galagher, O. Gamble, Wm. Gelwiz, T. Heeter, Soloman Hancock, Wm. Harvey, Wilson Hockenberry, Wm. Hollenbaugh, David Helper, Simon Hollenbaugh, Elward Hancock, George Jones, Harrison Jones, D. Klippenger, John Keasy, A. Kegerreis, Daniel Kissel, John Kuhns, James Loab, Jacob Long, W. McAllen, R. Montgomery, A. K. McCurdy, J. Miller, Wm. McCallister, James McLain, David McKelvy, Allen Mort, Jos. McGowan, J. Nimmon, J. Nicely, James Muma, Frank McKelvy, Wm. Nanemaker, G. Reed, S. Rook, Andrew Roemer, John Rock, D. Stewart, Wm Smith, Porter Skinner, D. Shearer, Fred'k Sharp, John Stark, Charles Shrader, R. Typer, James Taylor, J. Wilhelm, W. H. Woodall, James Woods, T. Woods, James Wineman, G. Wineman, Matthew Wilson)
(Column 02)Summary: Capt. Rightmayer of the Reading Rifles states that the men are fine and "enjoy the novelty of their situation very much." They also are grateful to the people of Chambersburg, who have provided them with anything they wish to buy almost at cost.
Origin of Article: Reading Daily TimesFulton Volunteers
(Column 03)Summary: List of the members of the Fulton Volunteers. The men are encamped at Camp McAllen at the Fair Ground. They are in excellent condition and fine spirits but "spoiling for a fight."Arrival of Soldiers
(Names in announcement: Captain Henry Wishart, 1st Lieut. Samuel Lyon, 2nd Lieut. Wm Willet, 3rd Lieut. George King, 1st Serg't. James MooreJr., Benjamin Black, George Richardson, Joseph Bridenstine, Jesse Ake, Joseph Edwards, Jonathan Weiser, J. Woodcock, Amos Brinestine, William Sproul, William Snow, Milton Horton, David Green, Kimber Moore, J. Miller, Henry Cook, Joseph Woy, Daniel McElwee, Wm. Moore, Joseph Swope, E. Gaster, Josiah Anderson, Philip White, Wm. Suarer, W. Willett, John Dickson, Jesse White, Randal Chliders, George Corbin, John Chisolm, Jacob Ake, D. Copenhaver, Josiah McDonald, James Gester, James Woy, Jacob Klippenenger, Zepher Horton, W. Bivens, Harvey Wishart, Jonathan Horton, Q.M. James Wishart, B. Moore, W. Wright, John Stablay, Nead Sierrett, John Nayoe, S. Elliott Smith, William St Clair, Matthew Garner, Reuben Miller, Matthew Corbin, Isaac Kyler, Abraham Corbin, J. Elliott Rummell, Jacob Swisher, John Kaufman, Robert Kerr, Peter Muzano, And IrvinJr., Timothy Green, John Edwards, John Gase, Captain Jacob Gaster, 1st Lieut. Henry Betz, 2nd Sergeant Silas Anderson, George Naugle, William Catchnall, William Vallence, Thomas Mumma, Daniel Dennison, Lewis Hampton, Daniel Sipes, Wm. Crankleton, James Hammon, Jesse Deaver, Patrick Wilson, Job Mellott, Michael Miller, Alexander Dasher, Asa Barton, J. Salkold, H. Hockensmith, Caleb Hockensmith, Alexander Skipper, Isaac Dishong, Harmen Windson, Josiah Decker, R. Sipes, Wilson Greenland, Andrew Geuringer, John Hare, Reuben Haun, George Keebaugh, David Sipes, Paul Dishong, William Akers, John King, John Barber, Emmanuel Brubaker, Jacob Pott, J. Walker Johnson, Wm Wilds, George Moore, D. P. Kegereis, H. Akers, T. Akers, J. Akers, James Murima, Amos Wink, Isaac Culp, John ChesnutJr., Port Baker, Calvin Runison, B. Moore, John Cromer, John McDowell, John Keebaugh, George Houser, Amos Hixon, B. Strasbough, Samuel Mellott, E. Funk, Jacob Hanks, Thomas Silkeld, John Wink, John Cowin, Wm. Campbell, Peter Sheetz)
(Column 03)Summary: List of officers of the 10th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, who arrived in town on Thursday evening last and immediately marched to Camp Slifer.A Soldiers Equipments
(Names in announcement: Col. S.A. Meredith, Lieut. Col. O.J. Dicky, R. White, Adjutant E.W. Matthews, Sargent Major J. Shaffuer, H.A. Haines, H.S. Book, A.N. Brenaman, Jno. Stover, Jno. Rodgers, James Gregg, William Leho, Solomon Lutz, Wm. Depui, H.H. Bechtel, J.W. Barr, P.A. Filbert, D.W. Patterson, D.H. Hetshui, W. Whiteside, E.G. Savage, James Alvord, George Hain, James Carroll, Jno. Wilkin, John Short, George Easly, Charles Butland, David Hamilton, H.S. McConnell, William Linton, M.V. Harding, A.W. Bolenius, James Schooley, Benjamin Lichtey)
(Column 03)Summary: List of materials "allowed to each soldier."McClure Rifles
(Column 04)Summary: The McClure Rifles have elected their officers and are performing duty at Camp McAllen.New Company
(Names in announcement: Wilson Reilly, John Eyster, H. Stoner, T. Fletcher)
(Column 04)Summary: A new company of infantry was raised. They met and elected some of their officers.
(Names in announcement: W. Brotherton, Samuel Hoeflich, W. Price)Origin of Article: Village Record, May 2Look Out for Imposters
(Column 04)Summary: The Spirit warns the public to be on their guard against con men. Some "rascals are just now engaged in collecting funds nominally for the families of the volunteers."Married
(Column 04)Summary: Married on May 5th.Died
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. R.S. Schenck, Adam Stine, Margaretta Bower)
(Column 05)Summary: Blanch died on Sunday at 3 months of age.Died
(Names in announcement: Blanch Seilhamer, Geo. Seilhamer, Jenie Seilhamer)
(Column 05)Summary: Annie Thompson died on April 9th at 18 years of age.Died
(Names in announcement: James Dayton, Annie Thomson, Alexander Thomson)
(Column 05)Summary: Died on May 3 at 65 years of age.Died
(Names in announcement: Frederick SmithEsq.)
(Column 05)Summary: Daniel died on May 4 at 10 years of age.Died
(Names in announcement: Daniel Finrock Strike, John Strike)
(Column 05)Summary: Died on April 25th at 2 years of age.
(Names in announcement: Frishy Davison Stull)
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(Column 01)Summary: Gen. Harney reported to the War Department, where he stated that he couldn't raise his sword against the South, but promised not to fight against the Stars and Stripes. However, when his resignation was refused and he was told to consider himself under arrest.List of Retailers
(Column 03-04)Summary: List of the local retailers and their assessed taxes.