Valley Spirit: May 29, 1861Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The Insurrection! Important from Washington
(Column 01)Summary: Federal troops moved into Virginia the night of May 23rd. The troops were presumed to be moving into Alexandria and Arlington.Colonel Ellsworth Shot
(Column 01)Summary: During the federal entrance into Alexandria, Colonel Ellsworth was shot.Important Capture by the 69th Regiment
(Column 02)Summary: A detachment of Col. Corcoran's regiment seized a train of railroad cars that contained three hundred passengers. It is difficult for journalists to determine the particulars of the seizure because the government refuses to let civilians cross over into Virginia. The paper complains that "This role is applied to the members of the press with peculiar severity."More Troops Arrived at Washington
(Column 02)Summary: "Nearly three thousand troops arrived here [in Washington] yesterday, comprising some from New York and the two Ohio regiments. The third Connecticut regiments came in this morning."The Blockade
(Column 02)Summary: "Several captures having been made in Hampton Roads before the expiration of the fifteen days from the notice of the blockade, restitution in such cases has been ordered."Stoppage of Another Albany Bank
(Column 02)Summary: The National Bank of Albany has decided to close. "Their circulation is well secured, and it is confidently believed that the depositors are also safe."Discontinuance of the U.S. Mails in the Seceding States
(Column 02)Summary: Postmaster General Blair ordered that mails be discontinued to Virginia and the other seceding states.The Expedition against the Sewall's Point Battery
(Column 02)Summary: "General Butler left Fortress Monroe yesterday with four thousand troops in propellers, and landed them near Lyndhaven."Remains of Col. Ellsworth
(Column 02)Summary: The remains of Col. E. E. Ellsworth, of the New York Fire Zouaves, will pass through Baltimore en route for Chicago via New York.Col. Ellsworth's Assassination
(Column 02)Summary: When Col. Ellsworth arrived in Alexandria he saw a secession flag over Marshall House. He entered the home, went to the house top, took the flag down, and trampled on it. When he was coming down, he ran into the owner of the house, who shot him. Another Zouave promptly killed Ellsworth's killer.The Coming Fight at Pickens
(Column 03)Summary: A tremendous fight will soon occur at Fort Pickens in Florida as the federal troops in the fort attempt to prevent the Confederates from seizing Pickens.Peculations in Pennsylvania Army Supplies
(Column 03)Summary: A U.S. Grand Jury has opened an investigation into the "evident peculations perpetrated in furnishing the army supplies in Pennsylvania." The Spirit worries that the poor supplies and food have so demoralized the three-month recruits that they are unlikely to reenlist.Reinforcements for Fort Pickens
(Column 03)Summary: An armed steamer sailed to reinforce Fort Pickens.A Conference of Governors--Review of Troops, &c.
(Column 03)Summary: The governors of Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana met in Indianapolis and reviewed the troops with Gen. McLellan.From Washington! Intense Excitement!
(Column 04)Summary: The body of Col. Ellsworth lay in state in the White House for several hours. A battle appears to be occurring in Alexandria or Arlington.From Fortress Monroe
(Column 05)Summary: Captain Cone of the U.S. mail steamship John A. Warner discredits the rumor that a battle occurred at Sewall's Point on Friday.Important from Fortress Monroe
(Column 05)Summary: The steamer Adelaide arrived from Fortress Monroe bearing the news that Gen. Butler made his appearance at Hampton on a reconnaissance mission. The rebels tried to burn the long bridge but were stopped by the advance guard.Reception of Col. Ellsworth's Remains
(Column 05)Summary: Col. Ellsworth's remains lay in state for two hours in the Governor's room in City Hall in New York.The Latest! From Washington
(Column 06)Summary: Union troops are building earthenworks one mile beyond the Long Bridge that connects Washington with Virginia. These are designed to help protect the city from a Confederate invasion.Still Harping Upon Richmond
(Column 06)Summary: The Richmond Whig is delighted that Richmond is to become the capital of the Confederacy on July 20th. However, the Spirit suspects "that if those enterprising confederacy builders are in Richmond on the day indicated, they will be there as prisoners of war."Virginia Election
(Column 06)Summary: Clark County, Virginia has voted in favor of secession, even though it voted for a Union candidate to the state convention three months ago. Frederick County also voted for secession.[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: In Virginia, some of the secession leaders appealed to General Butler to return runaway slaves to their owners under the provisions of the fugitive slave law. The runaways have been hiding behind federal lines in hopes that they could achieve their freedom. General Butler "replied in characteristic style, at the same time putting the fugitives to work in the camp."[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: The Inspector General of Kentucky informed the legislature that it would cost three million dollars to maintain its military, whether or not the state adopted a neutral or a pro-Union position. The legislature only appropriated one million and sixty thousand dollars to arm the state.
(Column 01)Summary: The Spirit states that the Times is "writhing under the shower of indignation it has brought down upon itself" because of its article on postage for semi-weekly papers.Rights and Duties
(Column 01)Summary: The Sun states that citizens of Maryland live under the Constitution of the U.S. and thus have a duty to support the Constitution and obey the laws.
Origin of Article: Baltimore SunEditorial Comment: The following article "seems to us to be a very correct exposition of the rights and the duties of citizens of the United States." While every man has the right to express dissent, every man also "owes certain duties to the government which he cannot escape."Robbed and Disgraced
(Column 02)Summary: It is clear to the Spirit that the state of Pennsylvania is being robbed and its volunteers treated badly. The volunteers are often poorly dressed and poorly equipped.Capt. Campbell's Artillery
(Column 02)Summary: The incompetence of state officials may destroy Captain Campbell's fine artillery. The government never made a requisition to the state of Pennsylvania for artillery and there was thus no authority for recruiting this company.Arrival of Troops
(Column 03)Summary: On Tuesday morning the members of the 2nd and 3rd Regiments from Camp Scott arrived unexpectedly at the Depot. Companies A and B of the 2nd are from Chambersburg and Company C is from the county. The men look well and believe that they are on their way to Hancock, Maryland for possible action at Harper's Ferry.Sickness Among the Soldiers
(Column 03)Summary: The Spirit states that the rumors that an unusual amount of sickness exists at Camp Slifer are untrue. Only about thirty men have been on the sick list at any one time, not very great for a camp of three thousand.Lying Dispatches
(Column 03)Summary: The Spirit states that the rumors put out by a man named Samuel J. Rhea that say that the residents of the Cumberland Valley fear an invasion are false.Resignation of the Attorney General
(Column 04)Summary: Samuel A. Purviance, the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, has tendered his resignation. The Spirit believes that this is a bad sign for the administration because Mr. Purviance "was, in fact, considered the only honest man that Curtin had about him."Army Correspondence--Letter from Camp Scott
(Column 04)Summary: Letter from J.S.K. In it, he states that the men are spoiling for a fight, so much so that they hung Jefferson Davis in effigy and buried him in a mock funeral.Letter from Camp Curtin
(Column 05)Summary: Letter from G.W.M. His battery arrived in Harrisburg and is headed for Chambersburg. He wonders whether it is true that camp fever prevails at Camp Slifer and whether there will be an invasion of the Cumberland Valley.The State Supplies for the Volunteers
(Names in announcement: Dave Chambers)
(Column 05)Summary: Criticizes the governor's men for the corruption involved in procuring uniforms and supplies for the troops.
Collapse of the American Union
(Column 01)Summary: Criticizes both the North and the South for fighting a civil war, which hasn't been seen in Europe since the "dark ages of history." Neither North nor South, they argue, is fighting for principle.
Origin of Article: London TimesMarried
(Column 02)Summary: Miss Rouck and Mr. Mickley were married on May 26th.
(Names in announcement: Z.A. Colestock, E. Mickley, Mary Rouck)
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