Valley Virginian: December 20, 1865Go To Page : 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Fruit Belt of the Blue Ridge
(Column 05)Summary: The article discusses the abundant fruit production in the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding areas.Resources of Virginia
(Column 05)Summary: Governor Pierpont went on a tour highlighting the mineral wealth of western Virginia.The Geographical Position of Virginia
(Column 07)Summary: This article from Harper's Monthly for December argues that Virginia is geographically well-situated to take advantage of western trade.
(Column 01)Summary: The State Legislature passed a bill funding the liabilities incurred before July, 1865, of Staunton's Western Lunatic Asylum.The Valley Railroad
(Column 01)Summary: The Valley Virginian applauds the Staunton Spectator's stand in favor of construction of the Valley Railroad.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: The ladies of Tinkling Spring are planning a dinner at Fishersville to aid the students of the Theological Seminary.Virginians Buried at Gettysburg
(Column 02)Summary: The paper prints a list compiled by L. B. Waller, of Staunton, containing the Confederate Soldiers from Virginia units who are buried at Gettysburg.Scraps From My Haversack (No. 3)
(Names in announcement: L. B. Waller)
(Column 03)Summary: The paper prints the third installment of a series recounting the campaigns of Stonewall Jackson.The Great Valley Railroad
(Column 04)Summary: John W. Garrett, President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, speaks out in favor of building the Valley Railroad. The road would allow the Valley of Virginia to recover quickly from the war, foster reconciliation between the sections, and provide Virginia with a link to the West. The editors argue that as long as the Valley prospers, it does not matter if Baltimore or Richmond benefits more from its trade.
Full Text of Article:Precautionary
Mr. John W. Garrett, President of the Balt. & O. R. R., by whose magnificent management that road has risen to its present greatness and prosperity, has been re-elected. In his report he shows the great benefits to be derived by building a road through our great Valley and, as this is our only chance for developing our resources, we hope the Legislature will not hesitate to give the right of way to the Balt. & O. R. R. Co. The time for legislating to build up any particular city has passed and if Richmond can't compete with Baltimore, then let Baltimore have the trade: Mr. Garrett says:
In the new era that has opened, another subject of the greatest importance to the country, and especially to the people of Virginia and Maryland, has been presented. Many of the most distinguished citizens of Virginia have expressed their anxiety of the early construction of a line of railway leading from Harper's Ferry, threw Winchester and Strawsburg, to connect with the great Virginia and Tennessee road in the southwestern part of the State, and thus open a direct and effective line of communication from Baltimore to New Orleans, presenting to the States of Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, an admirable, economical and direct line to the national capital, and the great seat of commerce at the head of the Chesapeake. The Valley of Virginia, fertile, rich in mineral resources, with fine water power, with a most beautiful climate, possesses a region of wonderful attractiveness and characteristics for great populations and extensive development. The entire region through Virginia, Tennessee and the connecting States, presents the greatest advantages for emigration, and these advantages are sure to give absolute assurance of prosperity and wealth.
During the existence of slavery in Virginia, a jealousy existed of any line leading to the free States by which slave property became less safe. That obstacle having been removed, all jealousies appear also to have ceased, and I have been called upon by many of the most eminent and sagacious citizens of that great State, who urge that the attention of the people of Baltimore, and the managers of the Baltimore and Ohio Road, should be directed to this subject. Their region has been desolated, their capital has been almost destroyed, and now they are most anxious that the enterprise and capital of this community shall be thrown to their aid, in accomplishing objects which, whilst vastly benefiting them, will also yield a rich fruition in increasing fraternity and commercial fraternity. Such a lind will accomplish much in the restoration of kindly feelings, and assure mutual interests and the best and greatest commercial advantages, and will aid in binding in iron bands those great commonwealths to the union of our fathers.
A natural route, full of local and general advantages, is thus presented. It is true that, whilst a portion of traffic which now comes up the Ohio river, and is received by Western railways from the Southwest, thus passing over the whole three hundred and seventy-nine miles of the Baltimore and Ohio road, would, through a valley line, pass over but eighty miles of the main stem; yet, in view of the great objects to be achieved for those interests, and in securing a direct communication to Washington, and adding vastly to the commercial strength and importance of Baltimore, I do not hesitate to commend to the most earnest and favorable consideration of this community and to this board this interesting subject.
The Baltimore and Ohio road built up the region of Virginia through which it passes. It has aided largely in the construction of the Parkersburg road, which has cost more than seven millions of dollars, and whilst it has enormously increased business and prosperity upon that line and mad millionaires of the owners of oil lands, of coal lands, and largely advanced the values of all properties in that region, that road has thus far failed directly in paying any interest upon the investment; yet in the future it is believed that remuneration can be secured, whilst the general commerce of Baltimore has been benefited, and that region so specially improved. Like difficulties may embarrass the enterprise proposed, but its results in the future will justify every effort in its behalf.
(Column 04)Summary: These military orders allow Augusta citizens to organize night patrols to cut down on the number of "depredations" in the area. The paper applauds the measure even though the odds of "negro insurrection" are slim.
Full Text of Article:Married
We do not think there is any ground for fear in regard to a "negro insurrection" in this County, but to quiet any fear and show the remedy, we publish the following order issued last month--
Sub-District of Staunton,
Staunton, VA., Nov. 13th 1865.
General Order No. 7
In view of the repeated depredations committed in Augusta County, Va., the citizens of said County are hereby authorized to organize parties to patrol the County day and night, for the purpose of arresting the persons committing the said depredations. Parties so organized have permission to carry fowling pieces when patrolling, and will turn over such persons as they may arrest, if Soldiers or Freedmen, to the Provost Marshal, if white citizens to the Civil Authorities.
By Command of
Major Robert C. Redman,
Antony A. Clay,
1st Lieut., 58th Pa., Vol., and A. A. A. G.
(Column 05)Summary: Capt. Lewis Harman, 12th Va.Cavalry, Rosser's Brigade, and Miss Ellen Price were married at the Winchester residence of the birde's father on December 13th by the Rev. Mr. Meridith. "None but the brave deserve the fair."Married
(Names in announcement: Capt. Lewis Harman, Ellen Price, Rev. Meridith)
(Column 05)Summary: Mr. John Meeks and Miss Susan Rohdenizer, both of August, were married on December 5th by Rev. E. Jones.Married
(Names in announcement: John Meeks, Susan Rohdenizer, Rev. E. Jones)
(Column 05)Summary: Benjamin F. Long, of Page County, and Miss Martha E. Funkhouser, of Augusta, were married at the residence of the bride's father on November 22nd by the Rev. Mr. Tallhems.Married
(Names in announcement: Benjamin F. Long, Martha E. Funkhouser, Rev. Tallhems)
(Column 05)Summary: Mr. James A. Snyder and Miss Mary M. Holtz, both of Augusta, were married near Middlebrook on November 30th by the Rev. J. D. Shirey.Married
(Names in announcement: James A. Snyder, Mary M. Holtz, Rev. J. D. Shirey)
(Column 05)Summary: Mr. G. W. Dubley and Miss Anne E. Wiseman, both of Augusta, were married near Middlebrook on November 30th by the Rev. J. D. Shirey. They were married at the same time as the above.Died
(Names in announcement: G. W. Dubley, Anne E. Wiseman, Rev. J. D. Shirey)
(Column 05)Summary: George W. Hawks, a member of Col. R. W. Baylor's Cavalry, died of consumption on September 25, 1862. He was 23 years old.Died
(Names in announcement: George W. Hawks, Col. R. W. Baylor)
(Column 05)Summary: Mr. Samuel Pelter, "long a citizen of this county," died on November 3rd at his residence near Waynesboro. He was 63 years old.
(Names in announcement: Samuel Pelter)
(Column 01)Summary: Over 180 people arrived at the American Hotel last week.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Darden and Bros. are selling lady's walking shoes.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Darden)
(Column 01)Summary: Horse stealing is common in the lower valley.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Richter's Brewery is in full production, and is working on a double beer "as good as ever."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Richter)
(Column 01)Summary: According to Captain Peck, the Gas Works will be back in full operation by next week.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Peck)
(Column 01)Summary: Warm and rainy weather has arrived after a "freezing cold" spell which gave "the boys some fun skating."[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: Lt. Kief was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of Dr. Martin of Albemarle.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Lt. Kief, Dr. Martin)
(Column 01)Summary: A fair and supper will be held tonight at the Virginia Hotel. Admission is 25 cents for adults and 10 for children.[No Title]
(Column 01)Summary: William Dold of Lexington was appointed Deputy Collector of U. S. Internal Revenue for Augusta, Rockbridge, Bath, Alleghany, Botetourt, and Highland counties.Religious
(Names in announcement: William Dold)
(Column 01)Summary: The Staunton M. E. Church hosted the Rev. Dr. Duncan of Richmond who "preached two eloquent and impressive sermons to large congregations.[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. Duncan)
(Column 01)Summary: Mr. Baylor of Augusta County introduced a bill in the legislature for paying James W. Crawford for supplies furnished to the penitentiary during the war.A Christmas Fair
(Names in announcement: Baylor, James W. Crawford)
(Column 01)Summary: The ladies of the Episcopal Church will be holding tonight's fair and supper at the Virginia Hotel. "Besides a fine supper a magnificent assortment of toys and Christmas gifts will be offered for sale."Distinguished Arrival
(Column 01)Summary: Brig. General W. R. Peck, Louisiana Brigade, "Army Valley District," who was one of the "bravest and most noted officers of Gen. Stonewall Jackson's Army," arrived in Staunton "and was warmly welcomed by his numerous friends."[No Title]
(Names in announcement: Gen. W. R. Peck)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper directs the intention of capitalists intent on making money to iron, lead copper and other mineral lands offered for sale by Echols, Bell and Catlett. The lands will be developed quickly and will make "immense fortunes" at present prices.E. Clampus Vitus
(Names in announcement: Echols, Bell, Catlett)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper advocates the reorganization of Staunton's E. Clampus Vitus Society, and notes that Staunton was responsible for starting, under the name of Town Ball, the "great National Game of Base Ball.Should Be Fixed
(Column 02)Summary: The fall of Mr. Jones into the creek reinforces the need to repair the bridge opposite the hay scales.Our Honored Dead
(Names in announcement: Jones)
(Column 02)Summary: The paper prints a list of soldiers buried in Staunton's Thornrose Cemetery.
Full Text of Article:
Below we continue the list of our honored dead, buried in Thornrose Cemetery.
Josiah Jordan, 25; John Come, 31; J. H. Golladay, 33; John O. Harris, Caskey's Battery; J. A. Ellis, 23; G. W. Steele, 2; T. Craddock, 23; James Moore, 37; Samuel Wilson, 48; Geo. L. Weaver, 1st Cavalry; Silvanus Hedrick, 25; John McMullen, 52; Wade Michael, 42; H. A. Kingree, 42; Grandville Hundly, 42; Robert W. Walker, 21; David Pate, 58; James A. Terry, 42; Pleasant Carter, 42; M. Bird, 31; Lt. M. M. Rider, 31; W. Folks, 31; Ephraim Hartly, 17; C. J. Dodson, 23; T. B. Alexander, 2; Wm. A. Lemon, 31; J. J. Robinson, 13th; J. D. Rhodes, Cutshaw's Battery; J. F. Crook, 37; George S. Beufoot, 5; Alex Ingren, 52; J. Smith, 52; A. M. Willhellem, 2nd Va. Bat.; Jas. Hedrick, 28; J. W. Peters, 5; Samuel Matheny, Alleghany Bat.
Lt. B. T. Bland, 38; John C. Powers, 61; L. T. Hollis, 31; R. H. Edis, 61; L. H. Smith, 13; H. H. Jones, 13; C. Rosser, 60; D. Pitts, 60; John Arding, 31; S. Anderson, 38; W. H. Powers, 38; Jesse Williams, 26; A. Farmer, 38; T. M. Wilson, 38; Geo. Adams, 13; R. W. Perkinson, 13; Jesse Boyce--; J. Allen, 13; Jas. Cooke, 60; J. Carlisle, 38; J. J. Brown, 12; J. A. Leonard, 1st Lieut., P. A. C. S.; J. E. Dorset, 21; Henry Upchurch, 12; Dr. John F. Tripp, 12; S. Colbert, 12; G. P. West, 38; M. G. Hodges, 38; M. Willis, 13; H. J. Miller, 38; J. A. Cooke, 38; Lt. Gober, 38; A. K. Wigginton, 6; R. A. Parkinson, 13; E. Danils, 26; A. Lewis--; J. W. Farston, 38; M. Jones,--; R. F. Jones, 60; R. H. Evans, 26; M. F. Floyd, 26; W. Antony, 26; A. Myers, 26.
W. H. Wine, 9; Martin Brackey, 7; George W. Story, 9; Christopher Carrol, 14; A. G. Murphy, 14; Lt. W. Mills, 9; Harrison Hobbs, 9; James Jacquet, 10.
W. B. Dulan, 48; Henry Green, 47; J. T. Williams, 47.
H. H. Mickals,--
J. Michael, 5.
State Proxies and Directors
(Column 01)Summary: Mr. Waddell of Augusta County wrote a resolution asking that the Committee of Roads and Internal Navigation "withdraw all State Proxies and Directors from the control and management of the public improvements," instead leaving state interests to be managed in common with private stockholders; appoint inspectors and accountants to examine annually the management of the improvements; and to exchange the stock of the State in such improvements for "State stocks or bonds at par."
(Names in announcement: Waddell)