Valley Spirit: June 22, 1861Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
(Column 01)Summary: A lengthy telegraph from Gen. Robert Schenck reporting on a rebel attack upon his men at Vienna, Virginia.Important Order
(Column 02)Summary: General McDowell released an order forbidding any Union soldier from arresting any secessionist who was not "at the time in arms against the United States." In addition, no soldier could enter any house or confiscate any property from a secessionist who was not actively engaged in hostilities against the Union.Military Appointment
(Column 02)Summary: "A son of Joseph Coolridge of Boston, who married a grand daughter of Thomas Jefferson, has received a Major's commission in the regular army. He has uncles and cousins in the Secession ranks."Another Appointment
(Column 02)Summary: Edward L. Smith, a young lawyer from Reading, Pennsylvania, has been appointed Captain in the regular army.How the Harvey Despatches Were Discovered
(Column 03)Summary: An account of how the government discovered Harvey's treacherous dispatches.Important from Missouri--300 Rebels Killed
(Column 04)Summary: An account of the battle at Booneville. The Union troops defeated a Confederate force, causing Gov. Jackson to flea.
Origin of Article: DemocratLater from Fortress Monroe
(Column 04)Summary: Three hundred Zouaves under Lieut. Col. Warren left to reconnoiter the area near Great Bethel and up the route to Yorktown.Large Preparations for Carrying Troops
(Column 04)Summary: Arrangements have been made to carry troops through Baltimore, over the Lebanon Valley and Northern Central Railroad, at the rate of twenty-five car loads a day. The same number will go over the Camden and Amboy and Philadelphia and Wilmington Railroads.From Western Virginia
(Column 04)Summary: A man who had travelled from Richmond to Grafton reports that there are rumors that reinforcements for the Rebel army would be sent into western Virginia immediately. The Confederates are pressing all the men into the ranks.The Rebel Troops on the Mississippi
(Column 05)Summary: A man who had travelled from Mobile and Memphis to Chicago reported that there were 30,000 well-armed Confederate troops encamped between Vicksburg and Cairo.The Geography of Virginia
(Column 05)Summary: Explanation of the geography of Virginia focusing on Harper's Ferry and Manassas Junction.News from the South
(Column 06)Summary: A gentleman from Lynchburg, Virginia who was in Philadelphia on tobacco business told a reporter that troops continue to pour into Virginia from all the Confederate states. They are well armed, and most of their officers had been trained at military academies.
Origin of Article: Philadelphia InquirerOur Soldiers Must be Taught to Take Care of Themselves
(Column 06)Summary: Details the key information a soldier must know to survive, including the ability to cook, to endure thirst, to perform first aid, and to camp.
Origin of Article: N.Y. Scientific American
(Column 01)Summary: The Valley Spirit states that it needs money very badly. The editors beg their patrons to pay the paper what they owe and also lend it any money they can.Swear Him In
(Column 01)Summary: The Spirit insists that Horace Greeley be made to take the oath of allegiance to the U.S. because he made a slanderous and disloyal assault on the flag in 1854.No Help for Them
(Column 01)Summary: The Spirit criticizes the American papers that called for war with England and Europe. It is now clear that no European power is going to help the South, as the Spirit predicted.Arms for State Troops
(Column 01)Summary: According to the Harrisburg Telegraph, the federal government has notified the governor of Pennsylvania that it will provide the state with 10,000 stand of arms.News from the Army
(Column 02)Summary: The men who had been encamped at Chambersburg have moved to Hagerstown, Funkstown and Williamsport.A Millerite Secessionist
(Column 03)Summary: The Spirit satirizes John B. Floyd, who issued a pronouncement to the people of his department, "which comprises the magnificent one-horse town of Wythesville." According to his statement, "nothing but the want of arms prevents the gallant band of traitors under his command from cutting their way clear to the North Pole."[No Title]
(Column 03)Summary: "Col. Williamson, of the sicklow Brigade, has sworn that 'the Tribune must not and should not be circulated among the soldiers at Camp Scott.'"Franklin Letters
(Column 04)Summary: The Philadelphia Press complained that the Chambersburg Postmaster wouldn't honor the frank of W. D. Kelley, who allowed all his friends to send their mail using his franked envelopes. The Spirit argues that the Postmaster did the right thing because his actions conformed to the strict letter of the law.Diplomatic Dinners, &c.
(Column 04)Summary: The Spirit criticizes the people in Washington who enjoy the lavish state balls and diplomatic dinners that are reported in the papers. It argues that, in these times of strife and economic distress, "the persons engaged in them [balls and parties] should set an example of abstemiousness."New Democratic Daily
(Column 04)Summary: The leading Democrats of Philadelphia have decided to start a new Democratic daily in that city. It will be under the editorial control of Messrs. Welsh and Glossbrenner. According to the Spirit, "Such a paper is badly needed, and will receive, we believe, at this time, a hearty support."[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: The British Army allows its soldiers to frank their own letters. The Spirit believes that Congress should adopt this practice for American soldiers.County Treasurer
(Column 04)Summary: The letter recommends that the name of William Cline of Southampton township be presented to the people of the county for the office of county treasurer.[No Title]
(Column 04)Summary: "The President, in consequence of the pressure of public business, is obliged to decline receiving any more visitors from this time until the opening of the next session of Congress."
Origin of Article: Washington StarDefense of Col. Bendix
(Column 05)Summary: Adjutant L. Schaffner, of Col. Bendix's Regiment, defends the Colonel's behavior at the battle of Great Bethel, when Bendix's men mistakenly fired on other Union soldiers.Heavy Taxes
(Column 05)Summary: Taxes for next year are estimated at $14,000,000. Since there is an adult male population in New York of only 200,000, each man will pay an average of $70.
Origin of Article: New York SunStill at It!
(Column 05)Summary: The Examiner says "Take them all in all their forces are as precious a set of rascals as could be scraped together with a fine tooth comb from the pot-houses and hell holes of the North. They have been fertilized by filth and grown up, fresh and unmitigatedly wretched from the mire of municipal corruption."
Origin of Article: Richmond ExaminerEditorial Comment: "The Examiner editors are incorrigible. Hear how the Examiner berates the Federal troops."[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: The most severe blow the U.S. government has received since the beginning of the war was the treason of General Twiggs in Texas. He surrendered troops, arms, money and forts to the rebels, thus providing them with enormous material aid.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: Fairfax Station should not be confused with Fairfax Court House. The former is located on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad about 18 miles from Alexandria while the latter is 14 miles from Alexandria. Likewise, Manassas Gap and Manassas Junction are two different places, the former being in the Valley, about 60 miles away from the Junction.[No Title]
(Column 05)Summary: "Beware of one, two and three dollar bills on the Farmers' and Drovers' Bank of Waynesburg, Green county. That Bank has, as yet, issued no small bills, and all that are in circulation are forgeries."The Army Clothing Frauds
(Column 06)Summary: The Grand Jury in Pittsburgh made presentment that Emanuel Frowenfeld, Maurice Frowenfeld, Asher Frowenfeld, Abraham Frowenfeld, Joseph Morganstern, Louis Morganstern and Charles Neal intended to cheat and defraud the state of Pennsylvania with their contract for army clothing.
Origin of Article: Lancaster ExaminerFort Pickens
(Column 06)Summary: The Confederate troops are making great preparations for the capture of Fort Pickens, which commands the best harbor in the Gulf.The Wheeling Convention
(Column 06)Summary: The introduction of resolutions favoring a division of the state of Virginia was the work of a single member, who himself opposed the action but was merely following the wishes of a public meeting held in his county.
Origin of Article: Washington Star
Advance of Troops to the Capitol
(Column 01)Summary: A chronological list of the troops that have arrived in Washington.
Origin of Article: Washington ChronicleGen. Patterson's Column
(Column 01)Summary: List of the troops under the command of Major General Robert Patterson, which have been brigaded and organized.Secession Annulled
(Column 02)Summary: The convention of the western counties of Virginia passed a resolution declaring the secession proceedings of the Richmond Convention void and making all state offices vacant that were filled by seceders. This is far preferable to a division of the state.
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