Valley Spirit: June 8, 1861Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: All is quiet in Virginia and several of the regiments in Washington have been ordered to be ready for duty at a moment's notice.Victory in Virginia--Route [sic] of 2,000 Rebels
(Column 01)Summary: Two columns of troops surprised 2,000 rebels in Philippa, Virginia and routed them.Important from Washington
(Column 01)Summary: Several military men believe that the rebels are preparing for a grand attack on the federal forces.From Washington
(Column 02)Summary: No advance movement has been made in Virginia. However, there is a great deal of activity and an "unusual amount of secrecy which excite expectations and curiosity." The morning papers in Washington are filled with accounts of movements of troops southward, but there is no truth to them.The Affair at Phillipi, Virginia
(Column 02)Summary: The engagement at Phillipi took place on Monday morning. The rebels fled from the surprise attack and left horses and wagons loaded with provisions.Account of an Eye-Witness
(Column 03)Summary: An eye-witness account of the skirmish at Phillipi, Virginia.From Baltimore
(Column 03)Summary: Miscellaneous news from Baltimore.Military Movements--Troops Going to Cairo
(Column 03)Summary: Col. M'Arthur's Twelfth Regiment left East St. Louis for Cairo, IL.From Boston
(Column 03)Summary: The city councils of Boston adopted resolutions of respect to the memory of Senator Douglas.Octogenerian Generals
(Column 03)Summary: According to the New York Express, the generals of the North are generally old men while those of the South are young.An Imposter
(Column 03)Summary: A number of papers have printed the statements of a man who claims that he was driven out of Texas for expressing Union sentiments. However, his stories of atrocities carried out upon Union supporters are false.
Origin of Article: Providence JournalEloquent Letter from a Southern Authoress
(Column 04)Summary: A Southern woman bemoans the break up of the nation. She writes that "To me there is 'no North, no South, no East, no West;' all is my country, all my kindred."
Origin of Article: Literary CrusaderThe Crops
(Column 04)Summary: The crop yield will be excellent this year for wheat, corn, and potatoes. The fruit crop should also do well.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: "The French Minister Thouvenel has written to the French consuls in the United States to observe the strictest neutrality in their conduct."Democrats Always Right
(Column 05)Summary: The Spirit is "thoroughly disgusted" with Republican journals that say that the Democrats have "'come round for the Union.'" Democrats have always supported the Union and continue to do so by providing men and money to conduct the war.General Scott and Jeff Davis
(Column 05)Summary: A member of the Seventh Regiment wrote in a letter to his father that he had heard a good anecdote about General Scott. When asked what he intended to do with Jefferson Davis, Scott "merely put up his open hand and gradually closed his fingers till his hand was clinched." The soldiers believes that the war will be short because the secessionists are getting alarmed.
Origin of Article: N.Y. Post[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: "It is supposed that Col. A. F. Rudler of Nicaragua notoriety, is now at Augusta, Georgia, recruiting for the Confederate army."Prisoners
(Column 06)Summary: The Spirit criticizes the New York papers, which dole out a great deal of war advice. The New York Times has developed a plan of how to deal with prisoners of war: when Confederate soldiers are captured, they should be packed off to the interior of the Northern states to learn about civilization. The Spirit disagrees with the Times' proposal and argues that the treatment of prisoners of war should be trusted to the discretion of the Government.Army Clothing
(Column 06)Summary: New York soldiers are also being furnished with poorly made uniforms.Rifled Guns
(Column 06)Summary: While rifled cannons and small arms are quite old, they haven't been fully incorporated into warfare until quite recently.Missouri
(Column 06)Summary: The correspondent believes that Missouri will not leave the Union.
Origin of Article: N.Y. TimesFrench Help
(Column 06)Summary: Count Trigaut, captain of artillery in the French army, has travelled to Washington to offer his services. He believes that the army needs more light cavalry, like the mounted Chasseurs de Afrique.
Arrival and Departure of Troops
(Column 01)Summary: Two additional regiments have arrived in Chambersburg and several others are still expected. It is rumored that thirty thousand troops will be concentrated in the area in preparation for an assault on Harper's Ferry.McMullen's Rangers
(Column 01)Summary: McMullen's Ranger's left town on Friday morning. These men offered a fine example of genteel behavior for the other soldiers in town because they weren't drunk and they didn't hang around the groggeries or other disreputable places. They looked down upon the "great bulk of our soldiers who are degrading themselves by their beastly habits."Gen. Patterson
(Column 01)Summary: The Spirit directs its readers to note the order issued by Major General Patterson that is in another column of the paper. He is a fine man who the soldiers of Pennsylvania can be proud to follow."No Party Now"
(Column 01)Summary: The Spirit criticizes the Republicans of Beaver county, who have placed in nomination a full straight-out Republican County Ticket. The paper contends that Republicans only hold to their pledge of "No Party Now" in counties where the Democrats are in the ascendancy and ignore the pledge in counties that they control.Mr. Buchanan's Health
(Column 01)Summary: Reports that former President Buchanan in not in good health.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: "There are about 4,000 Louisianians in Camp Moore, situated about fifty miles from New Orleans on the Jackson Railroad."Harper's Ferry
(Column 02)Summary: The eyes of the entire country are on Harper's Ferry, which will most likely be the site of the first battle of the war.Mr. Crittenden for Congress
(Column 02)Summary: Every Union man should exult at the announcement that Mr. Crittenden has been nominated for the Ashland District in Congress. The Union supporters in Kentucky are fighting gallantly to prevent the state from seceding.A National Hymn
(Column 02)Summary: A committee in New York has offered $500 for the best national hymn or song. The Spirit believes that "Money seldom inspires the muses." While the war has brought forth an immense number of patriotic effusions, none have had the "ring of the true metal."Traitors
(Column 03)Summary: The Spirit criticizes people who make it a business to "hunt traitors where none exist, and subject innocent people to the suspicion of the public and the surveillance of the authorities."Chambersburg Lodge, I.O.O.F.
(Column 03)Summary: The Chambersburg Lodge passed a resolution to pledge itself to provide support to all brothers who are serving their country and to exempt any enlisted members from dues.The Rebel Uniform
(Column 03)Summary: Describes the rebel uniform.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: The Spirit wishes for peace and for a return to the pre-war state.Pennsylvania Volunteers
(Column 04)Summary: List of the Regiments of Pennsylvania Volunteers and their Colonels. The following regiments are encamped in or near Chambersburg: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9,10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 23, 24.Gen. Patterson's Staff
(Column 04)Summary: List of Major Gen. Patterson's staff.Privateering on the Pacific
(Column 04)Summary: According to a rumor, Mr. Vanderbilt intends to discontinue his steamer service between Aspinwall and New York because the insurance offices refused to insure against capture by Southern privateers.
Origin of Article: N.Y. Journal of Commerce[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: The Democratic Standing Committee of Luzerne County met at Wilkesbarre and nominated Hendrick B. Wright to fill the vacancy in Congress created by the death of George W. Scranton.Gov. Sprague
(Column 04)Summary: Governor Sprague of Rhode Island will soon marry Kate Chase, the oldest daughter of the Secretary of the Treasury.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: The corn crop in the interior of Louisiana will be large. Because of the embargo on Western produce, many planters have ploughed up their cotton and planted corn.
Origin of Article: New Orleans Delta[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: "Major General Banks will be ordered to a command at Baltimore or to Fortess Monroe, to co-operate with General Butler. In the latter case, Butler will superintend the offensive operations against Norfolk and Richmond, under the direction of Gen. Banks."[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: "The number of cattle at Philadelphia during last week was much smaller than during any other week in the year."[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: The Charleston Mercury opposes a rebel attack on Fort Pickens because it would be difficult to take and is in a bilious fever locality.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: A "Hard Working Man" complains that hams, which cost fourteen cents one week ago, now cost twenty. Flour, sugar, bacon, butter, and other necessities all have increased in cost.
Origin of Article: Appeal[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: "About thirty thousand old muskets are being rifled in Cincinnati. After the alterations they are said to be nearly as good as the imported rifle muskets."[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: "A company of volunteers, composed of natives of Maryland and Virginia, has been formed at Memphis, Tennessee. The company is called the 'Ringgold Guard,' and is under the command of Mr. George W. L. Crook, formerly of this city."Proclamation of General Patterson To the United States Troops of this Department
(Column 06)Summary: General Patterson states that "The restraint which has necessarily been imposed upon you, impatient to overcome those who have raised their parricidal hands against our country, is about to be removed. You will soon meet the insurgents."The Minie Rifle
(Column 06)Summary: The Minie Rifle has revolutionized warfare. Soldiers can shoot farther and don't need to use a ramrod to load the rifle.Fourth of July in Philadelphia
(Column 06)Summary: The city of Philadelphia is making arrangements for their 4th of July celebration.[No Title]
(Column 06)Summary: "James B. Sheridan, Esq. of the Washington Sunday Morning Chronicle, has been selected Lieutenant Colonel of one of the Chicago volunteer regiments lately accepted by the President."
Scott and the Veteran
(Column 01)Summary: Poem by Bayard Taylor about General Scott.Official Notice of the Death of Senator Douglas
(Column 01)Summary: The War Department lauds Senator Douglas's accomplishments and recommends that the regiments drape their colors in mourning.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Governor Hicks of Maryland is now giving the government valuable assistance in disarming the rebels in his state.Army Items
(Column 02)Summary: Miscellaneous army news.[No Title]
(Column 02)Summary: "General Pillow has created a third battery on the Mississippi river, at the mouth of Wolf river, on the Memphis side."Died
(Column 02)Summary: Rosa McDowell died on May 24th at two years of age.
(Names in announcement: Rosa McDowell, J. McDowell, Emma Sharp)
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