Valley Spirit: June 15, 1861Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
The Habeas Corpus Case
(Column 01)Summary: Opinion of the Chief Justice of the U.S. for Ex parte John Meryman.Disposition of Forces
(Column 04)Summary: In a recent speech, Jefferson Davis said that he had 68,000 troops in Virginia and 25,000 on the way. There are 34,000 Federal troops in Washington and 9,000 in Virginia.Sharp Words
(Column 04)Summary: A. W. Randall, the Governor of Wisconsin, concluded a speech to the people of his state by saying that "The people will never consent to any cessation of the war, forced so wickedly upon us, until the traitors are hung or driven into an ignominious exile. This war began where Charleston is--it should end where Charleston was."[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: There is a rupture between Lincoln and Secretary Cameron because of the latter's recent appointments of civilians to high office.
Origin of Article: Philadelphia Inquirer (Republican)A Trip
(Column 05)Summary: Letter from a Wisconsin soldier in which he describes his trip into Pennsylvania, seeing the mountains for the first time and crossing through them in the tunnels.
Editorial Comment: "By request we publish the following sketch handed us by a soldier of the Wisconsin regiment on their arrival at this place."Minister Harvey
(Column 06)Summary: The Federal government has discovered that James E. Harvey, the recently appointed American Minister to Portugal, sent a large number of telegrams to officials in Charleston. In them, he described the magnitude and destination of the federal attempt to reinforce Fort Sumter.Secrecy Necessary
(Column 06)Summary: General Prentiss has given an order that no officer will be allowed to send letters that include military information without special permission from his superiors and cannot publish in the press any account of a campaign within one month of its termination.
(Column 01)Summary: Capt. Reilly's Rifle Company left Chambersburg for Harrisburg, where they will receive uniforms and arms. They will be mustered into the Reserve Corps of the State for three years.Accidentally Killed
(Names in announcement: Captain Wilson Reilly, 1st. Lieutenant John Eyster, 2nd Lieutenant T. Fletcher)
(Column 01)Summary: A private named George Barrett of the Connecticut Volunteers was accidentally killed in Lancaster county while his regiment was on its way to Chambersburg.Camp Life
(Column 01)Summary: "Our camp duties are as follows: Reveille and roll call at 4 A.M. Company drill from five to six. Guard mount at ten. Company drill from half-past ten to half-past eleven, ditto from two to three P.M., closing the duties of the day with Regimental parade from four to half past five. At half-past nine tattoo and roll call when the lights are extinguished and all hands turn in for the night."
Origin of Article: Lancaster UnionEditorial Comment: Letter from Camp Chambers describes a day's work of a soldier in camp and shows that the life of a soldier "is no childs play."The Fighting General
(Column 01)Summary: Gen. Caldwalader has arrived in Chambersburg and has his headquarters in one of Deitz's new buildings on King Street a few doors east of Second Street. He will lead the soldiers from the Chambersburg area in the invasion of Virginia.Capt. Wm. McMullen
(Column 01)Summary: The Spirit objects to a letter written to one of the Baltimore papers that says that Captain McMullen is "'swelling' very considerably with self-importance." The Spirit argues that this is a cowardly and untruthful attack and that Captain McMullen is a "reserved and even modest man."Death of a Soldier
(Column 01)Summary: "Private William Koons, of Campbell's Artillery, died in the hospital at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, on Tuesday evening. His disease was typhoid fever."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The rebels at Fortress Monroe, in anticipation of a new assault upon their fortifications at Great Bethel, have retired from that place towards Yorktown.Connecticut Soldiers
(Column 02)Summary: The Forth Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers arrived in Chambersburg and encamped at Camp McClure.A Good Regulation
(Column 02)Summary: Major General Keim has issued orders that every soldier must have a pass to leave camp and enter town. If a regulation of this kind had been adopted earlier, "it would have saved our town a great deal of disorder and the soldiers from a great deal of dissipation."Opinions of Chief Justice Taney
(Column 02)Summary: The Spirit points its readers to the opinion of Chief Justice Taney on the attempt to destroy the writ of Habeas Corpus in the case of Mr. Merryman. The writ is "the only guardian and security of liberty" and the President must not be allowed to trample the Constitution and the laws under foot.More Troops
(Column 03)Summary: More regiments have arrived in town.Just Praise
(Column 03)Summary: The soldier states that the people of the town were "rather cool when we first arrived, but a change came over the spirit of their dream, they are now among the most patriotic in the land." Mrs. Wm. McLellan in particular is "one of the most opulent as well as one of the most patriotic ladies in the town." She visits the camp every day and teaches the soldiers to cook.
Origin of Article: Luzerne UnionEditorial Comment: The Spirit copies a letter from a soldier stationed at Chambersburg. It hopes that the lady mentioned will pardon the paper for including her name, but it knows the compliment to be well deserved.Gen. G. M. Keim
(Column 03)Summary: General George M. Kiem of Reading died on Monday evening. He was a leading Democrat in Pennsylvania.[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: "The New York Post says there has been a remarkable decrease of crime in that city since the war commenced."[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: Parson Brownlow, editor of the Knoxville Whig, has been advised of a plot to seize him along with other Union men of Tennessee and carry them in irons to Montgomery, where they will be punished for treason.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: Col. Wallace, in command of a regiment of Indiana Volunteers, marched from Cumberland, Maryland to Romney, Virginia. There he surprised and routed 500 rebel troops.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: Mr. Russell, correspondent of the London Times, is receiving criticism from many Northerners, who are upset that he favors the South so openly.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: See the above transcript.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: "The entire State war loan of three millions of dollars, was taken on Thursday last at par."Important from Fortress Monroe
(Column 05)Summary: Account of a battle between two regiments of Federal troops, under the command of General Pierce, and a large body of rebel troops, nine miles from Norfolk.From Washington
(Column 06)Summary: Miscellaneous news from Washington about the battle at Fortress Monroe, the return of escaped slaves, privateering, and mustering volunteers into the army.
Latest from Fortress Monroe--The Repulse at Great Bethel--The Killed and Wounded
(Column 01)Summary: The accounts printed on page 2 of the battle at Great Bethel (near Fortress Monroe) are substantially accurate.
Origin of Article: Associated PressThe Balloon in War
(Column 01)Summary: The Federal Government has hired a well known aeronautical professor for air reconnaissance of the strength of the rebel positions at Fairfax Court House and Manassas Junction. His balloon will be attached to a 2,000 foot long cable. He will also receive a telegraphic wire so that he can communicate with the army below.From Harper's Ferry
(Column 01)Summary: Considerable troop movement is occurring around Harper's Ferry. A large detachment of rebel troops has been sent to Shepardstown to "annoy. . . the advancing column of Northern forces."
Origin of Article: Daily ExchangePeace Resolutions in the Senate of Iowa
(Column 02)Summary: The Republican legislature of Iowa adopted a resolution asking Congress to call a National convention to settle the present difficulties. They state that they are "opposed to the prosecution of a war against the seceded States, waged under any circumstances for the purpose of emancipating the slaves of the Southern slaveholding States."
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