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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 3 December 1861

States S#ectator. .7/ TP*BfrA¥% DEC. 3, 1861. Wood. Those who desire to piy their subscription in wood oan do so by hauling va good loads and good wood. Mr. John B. Snider Killed. Cv 'neunesday night U« a t, at ten o'clock, Mr. Jno. B. Snider of this place was killed by Henry J. Webster, of Murray county, Tennessee, a sol dier belonging to the Ist Tennessee Regiment, Colonel Manning commandant. Mr. Snider was employed in Mr. Jno. Beck's restautaDt, where he was attending to his duties wh»n Webster en tered with his pistol in hii hatd and asked fc*>* oysters. He was informed by Mr. Snider that h 3 could not furnish them as his supply was ex hausted. Webster, in a very peremptory man ner, demanded that he should net him come. — Mr. Snider told !him that he did not know where any conld be obtained at that time. Webster Bwore that he should get them, aimed his piste l and shot Mr. Snider in tho head. The ball en tered above the loft eye an 1 penetrated the brain. He lived from 10 to ...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 3 December 1861

A Furious Fighting Parson. I A Columbus correspondent of the Montgome ry Advertizer, describing the battle of Belmont, "gets rather heavily" on Parson Brady. Pity tbe good man should have gotttn k> very angry : It would be futile to particularize instances ot bravery and desperate courage evinced by our gallaut troops on the field. Let a law suffice.— Parson Brad , of Tappan's regiment, after shoot ing two of the enemy, seized another by tbe shoulder, and with one stroke of his bowie, cut his throat from ear to ear, and rushing on tbe now retreating foe, he exclaimed, "Go to hell, you d—d sons of bitches." The boys teaze the Parson very much for this rather unusual man ner ol dismissing an audience. A Rrii'al Party. A New York paper says that a wedding party passed through Elmira, a few days since, which never had its prototype in the whole train of • Hymen's devotees. The following items in re gard to this peculiar couple will satisfy every one that "matrimonial sweets" were nev...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 10 December 1861

STAUN TON. VA. 'r TUESDAY, DEO* 10, 1861. Wood. Those who desire to pay their subscription in wood can do so by hautiog us good loads and good wood. Senatorial Election. Wm. Frarier, Esq., in compliance with the request of a number of voters, has consented to become a candidate for thf Senate in the District composed of the counties of Rockbridge, Bath and Highland, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Jas.G. Paxton, Esq. Mr. Frazier would make an excellent representative, and we have no doubt bnt that l.c will be elect ed by an overwhelming majority. He will be so acceptable to the whole people of that District that we suppose there will not be any opposi tion. This election will take place on Thursday, the 12th of December. P. S. Sinoe the above was written, we have received the Lexington papers containing the announcements of J. S. McNutt, Esq., aod 001. Jas. M. Masaie as candidates for the same office- Prospective Battle at Columbus. The Richmond Examiner says ...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 10 December 1861

War Movements in Missouri. The Memphis Appeal has the following special dispatch; Dss Abo, Nov. SO.—A gentleman arrived hers yesterday eve .ing, who lett General McCulloch's oatnp on the 20th instant. Hunter's command left Springfield about lbs 12th, accompanied by Lane and Montgomery, ■with their Kansas Jayhawkers, the former re treating toward St. Louis, which place ia sup posed to be their destination. General MeCullooL, with 1,700 cavalry, went in pursuit, for tbe purpose ot harrassing them, and to endeavor to cutoff and capture their pro vision train, lie succeeded in taking about one hundred loaded wagons, and afterward continued the pursuit, with what further success ia not known. The Federal force was estimated at forty-one thousand. Priced forces were moving up ioto Missouri, toward Lexington, where it is thought they will go into winter quarters. All is quiet iv Kansas with the exception of the demonstrations ot the Indians, who, in tbe absence of tbe Federals, are securin...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 17 December 1861

TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 1861. Wood. Those wio desire to pay their subscription in rood can do so by hauling va good loads and rood wood. Another Victory. We have the satisfaction to announce a most brilliant victory gained by our troops upon the Alleghany Mountain on Friday last. For several days before the fight, parties of our men had been actively scouting the road down to Greenbrier River. The first party un der Captain Watkins of tbe 52d Va. Regiment pursued a party of the Yankees far enough to as certain that they made most excellent time when turned toward their own camp on Cheat. The next party under Captain Dabney, also of the 62d Regiment, overhauled a party of ttie enemy and routed them—killing one, wounding one> and taking two prisoners. The next party under Major Ross, also of the 62d Regiment, fell in with a number ot the enemy and killed some fif teen or twenty of them. In all these affairs none of our men were hurt. On Friday morn'ng, the enemy having collect ed from Ch...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 17 December 1861

Terrible Tragedy in Mississippi— Tws Men Killed aud Several Wounded. The Starkville (Miss.) Advocate, publish** a letter from a gentleman living in Greensboro', Miss., to his son in Starkville, giving the par ticulars of a recent bloody tragedy which oc curred in Choctaw county. The letter bean date November 25th. We extract the following : «-I have just witnessed the closing scene of the most terrible tragedy I ever witnessed, or ever read, or heard of, and I sincerely hope I may never witness a similar one. lt seems that a difficulty had been brewing for some time be tween the Edwards and Gray families about some property. Ido not know who was in fault about the matter. The children of the two families had intermarried with each other, and some time since, one of the Mr. Edwards, who married a Miss Gray, died. Mr. Robert Gray administered upon his estate, and was trying to get the pro perty claimed by his sister. On last Friday the parties met at the residence of tho deceased, abo...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 24 December 1861

STAUNTON.VA. TUESDAY. DEC. 24, 1861. Wood. Those wio desire to pay tbeir subscription w wood o*o lo so by hauling us good loads and good wood. Battle ou Top of AllegbaL y. We gave a notice last week of tbe bravery and gallantry of onr forces aj exhibited in the battle of the 18th inst., and of the glorious vic tory achieved by them over a confident and yaatly superior foroe of the enemy. We ven ture to say that more gallant conduct was never exhibited upon any field than was shown on that occasion by our officers and soldiers. The contest was long and obstinate, but the enemy were forced, though greatly superior iv numbers to yield to tbe dashing prowess of our brave soldiers, wlio m«.t the onset of the enemy with a gallantry whiob rivalled the bravery of the Im perial Guard of Napoleon, and drove them in dismay from the battle t?eld. Our loss was about 30 killed, and about 70 wounded. The enemy's loss was more than a hundred killed and more than 800 wounded. We had hoped that we wo...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 24 December 1861

cases where the matter in controversy, exclusive of costs, is less than one hundred dollars, except in con troversies concerning the title or boundaries of land, the probat ot a will, the appointment or qualifica tion of a personal representative, guardian, commit tee or curator; or concerning a mill, road way, ferry or landing, or the right of a corporation, or of a coun ty, to levy tolls and taxes, or in cases involving free dom or the constitutionality of a law. 3. There shall be two courts of appeal, to consist of three judges each, any two of whom shall make a quorum; one of these shall be a court of equity, the other a court of law. 4. The State shall be divided into not less than twenty-one judicial circuits, which shall remain a* now established, until altered by the General Assem bly. For each circuit a Judge shall be appointed, who during his continuance iD office, shail reside in the circuit of which he is judge, and hold a court at least twice a year in every county and ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 31 December 1861

STAtJNrON.VA. T«ESD_I\ DEC. 31, 1861. Wood. Those who desire to pay their subscription in wood can do bo by Lauiiog us good loads and good wood. Capt. Wm. Patrick. We have had the pleasure of reading an ex tract frcra a private letter from Gen. Jas. E. B. Stuart, to a relative in this place, in which that distinguished officer speaks in terms of high commendation of his gailant associate in arms, Oapt. Wm. Patrick, of Augusta. Although the letter was not designed for publication, we have obtained permission of the gentleman to whom it was addressed, to give, through our columns, to the numerous friends of Capt. Patrick, the fol lowing passage— "I take occasion 1 7 say, from long acquaint-* ance, under trying circumstances, tbat OaptJ Wm. Patrick is as gallant a man as ever stepped, and that his record, fer the past six months, is a prond oue; and oil Augusta ought to be proud of him, and will I hope, reward his efficiency by renewed confidence aod promotion." This is high praise, fr...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 31 December 1861

ohargea, or commutea any claim or demand of tha state, tbe vote ahall ba determined by yea* aad nay*, and the uames of the peraon* voting for aad aaainat the aame, ahall be entered on tbe journala of the re apective Houses, and a majority of all the m*mb*r* elected to each House ahall ba neceaaary to give it tbe force of law. 27. The liability to the State of any incorporated company or institution, to redeem th* principal aad pay the interest of any losn heretofore mad*, or which may hereatter be made by the State to aueh eompenv or institution, ahall not ba released; and tha G*a*ral Assembly shall not pledge the faith of th* State, or b ind it in any iorm, for tbe debts or obligations of any company or corporation. 2S. There shall be set apart annually, from the ac cruing revenue, a sum equal to seven per cent, of th* Stat* debt existing on the first day of January, ia th* year one tbouaand sight hundred and fifty-two. The fund thus set apart sball be called the Sinking fund, and ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 7 January 1862

Spectator. STAUNTON, VA. TtfSSDif, JAN. 7. 1862. Wootl. .ose who desire to pay their subscription in « id cm do co by hauling us good loads and good wood. The N«-.v Ceustitntton, We beg leave to remind uor readers that the vote on the adoption or rejection of the new con stitution will be taken on the SecOnl Thursday m March next. The polls will be kept open these days. We earnestly hope that every voter in the cor.i.ty will be present to cast his vote for the amended constitution, and thus com plete our redemption from the donation ot Yankeeism. It will avail but little if we cast off tbe yoke ot Yankee men if we consent to remain under tbe rule of Yankee ideas and Yankee prin .: - ".es. Iv 1850 we departed from the good old Virginia, conservative doctrines, and adopted those pernicious dogmas of Yankee laud which hay? brought so much mischief on the country. The Virgiuia convention, rightly comprehen ding the genius of onr people and the true char acter of the L.aooln dynasty, als...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 7 January 1862

ized nation; by answering our repeated petition! for redress with a repetition of 'njuries; and, Anally, by abandoning tha helm of Government and declaring us out of his allegiance and protec tiou; by which several acts 01 misrule, th* Uov ernni: nt of this country, as before exercised under the crown of Great Britain, was totally dissolved—din. therefore, having matnr.ilj con sidered the pi -aiisos, and viewing Vith jrta! concern the deplorable condition to which this once happy cou : -y woulu be reduced, unless some regular ade , .ate mode of civil policy should bo speedily adopted and in compliance with the recommendation of the general oongre*., ordain and declare a form of srovernnieut of Virginia. 1. Aad, Whereas, a Convention held on the first Monday in October, in the year ono thousand eight hundred aud twenty-nine, di- propose to the people of the Commonwealth an staeadei Constitution or lotm of government which was ratified by tbem. 3. Aad, whereas, a Convention, held on t...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 14 January 1862

TUKSOIY, JAN. 14, 1862. Those who desire to pay their subscription in ood can do so by hauling us good loads and good wood. Western Virginia Defenceless. When we had a large force operating in West ern Viiginia daring the Fall months, in conse quence ot an unusnaily wet season, tho roads j were almost impassible. In consequence of this fact It was found impossible to transport supplies in sufficient quantities from Jsckson's River Deput to maintain snch a large force sc far truu •« onr Depot of supplies. As it was su posed that as the Winter season advanced the roads would become even worse than they had been in tbe Fall, and a3 it was thought that the rigor of the season ar.d the condition of the roads would prevent the enemy from attempting a campaign in that section of the State, our forces were with diawn from Western Virginia tbat they might be used more efficiently elsewhere. As the weather lias been more favorable and the road: in a better condition than at any t.mo i.uring t...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 14 January 1862

i*ed nation; by answering our repeated petitions for rediess with a repetition of injuries; and, ftoally, by abandoning tho helm of Government and declaring us out# his allegiance and tion; by which several acts of misrule, the Gov ernment of this country, as before exorcised under the crown of Great Britain, was totally dissolved—did, therefore, having maturely con sidered tbe premises, and viewing with graat concern tho deplorable condition to which this once happy .country would be reduced, unless some regular adequate mode of civil policy should be speedily adopted and in compliance with the recommendation of the general Congress, ordain and declare a form of government of Virginia. 2. And, Whereas, a Convention held on the first Monday in October, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, dii propose to the people of the Commonwealth an amended Constitution or form of government which was ratified by them. 3. And, whereas, a Convention, held on the first day of Au...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 21 January 1862

Stawto .Sptttetor* _ STAONION.VA. i Tl T S£Si>*¥, JAN, 21, 1862. ■ I Hood, i Those who de-ire to pay their subscription in - wood can do m by l.snliug ns good loads and \ good wood. The Flight ot the Enemy from Romney. On Friday week, the Federal fo-ces, 7,000 strong, under tbe command of Gen'l Lander, who superseded Kelly, in apprehension of the advaooe of the Confederate force under the com mand of Gan'l Tho9. J. Jack°on, stampeded and scampered away from Romney as fast as their cowardly leg* carry them and this, too, when Gen'l Jackson's forces were at tbe "Cross Roadb," where the roads from Bath to Winches ter, and trom Martinshu-g to Romney intersect, a distance of more tban a day's march. Gen'l Lander wisely concluded that the ap proach of the "Stone-'.v all" was as ominous of the fate of his command as the "coming of Birnam wood to Dnnsinsr.e" was of that of the guilty Macbeth. Tiioagii Macbeth saw his fate he mot it heroically and had the bravery to exclaim, ''Before my b...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 21 January 1862

PROCLAMATION. ! BY THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA. I Whereas, the Convention of this Common- ' wealth, on the fifth day of December, 1861, adop- ! ted a Constitution for the State of Virginia, to which is prefixed a Declaration of Eights, and on ' the sixth day of the same month a Schedule, which is annexed, thereto, and in said Schedule the Governor is required to announce the fact, ' and publish the same : Now, therefore, I, John * Letcher, Governor of the Commonwealth of Vir- ' giuia, do hereby proclaim the following to be a j true copy of the said Declaration of Rights, Con stitution and Schedule, to be submitted to the ] qualified voters for ratification or rejection, at ' predtfcibed therein: ® Given under my hand sfe Governor, and under the seal of the Common- ' wealth, at Richmond, this 12th day ( of December, 1861, in the eighty sixth year of the Commonwealth. JOHN LETCHER. j By the Governor: George W. Munford, Secretary of the" Commonwealth. HF* Publish in the Enquirer, Dispatch...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 28 January 1862

Siaanlni Sptdator* , ! TtESIKiY, JAN. 28, 1862 c \fi otni. Those who desire to pay their subscription in wood can do *] by hauling m good loads and good wood. Defeat near Somerset, Kentucky. It becomes oat panful duty to record the de fi&t of our forces iE tbe engagement which oc curred on Sunday, the 19th inst., at Fishing Creek, near Somerset in Henturky. The disas trous result of ibis engagement furnishes an il lustration of tho fact that prudence is as essen tial aa bravery, and that without the former tbe latter becomes mora rashness. Maj. General George B. Crittenden no doubt possesses but being defichnt in prudence, be committed a very rash act, which resulted in tbe disastrous defeat of his command. With a force inferior to tbe enemy, be left bis own posit; -.n where he was entrenched, marched his men nine miles, and made an attack upon (be enemy in tbeir strong position on Fishing Creek. If he had taken counsel of prudence, he have re mained in bis position till attacke...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 28 January 1862

Hessian Vandalism in the Valley. A correspondent writing to the LjooLbarg Republican from Romney under date of the 21st inst., says: "When I got within eight miles of Romney I saw two men digging a grave, near by were the ashes of a Baptist church whioh the enemy had burnt. From the same plaoj I could see three or four chimneys standing as the only signs bt what had lately been peaceful dwaUing houses, and from that place to Romney hardly a house is to be seen, but numerous chimneys are stand ing, eaoh poiuting to heaven to cell dowu Divine vengeance on the perpetrators of such hellish deeds. I saw also the remains of a store and a tannery, the property of Mr. French. Ue waa taken by tbe enemy, but never having been iv arms was -eleased on bis taking the oath of al legiance. I heard him say that the did not con sider the oath at all binding, as he waa forced to take it. This is on tbe Martineburg and Romney road. I am told by a triend a bo travelled the North western pike, which lea...

Publication Title: Staunton Spectator
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 4 February 1862

Stafttcti Spectator* STAUN ION,VA. j TUESDAY, FEB. 4, 1862. VooJ. Those wio desire ia pay their subscription in j wood can Jo so by Urding us good loads and good wood. Trial and Discharge of Henry J. Webster. The County Court were engaged during bat week iv the exanaiciug trial of Mr. Henry J. Webster, of Columbia, Term., who, in November last, killed Mr. John B. Snider in the oyster sa loon of Mr. John Beck, of this place. When this act was committed, and our citizens found that one of their number, who wa3 highly es teemed, hud been shot down by a soldier to whom he had offered no provocation, they were naturally indignant, tru, feeling that an inex cusable outrage and a horrible crime had been committed, were excited to aa intense degree against the perpetrator of the act, snd desired to have what they conceived to be merited pun. ishment iLflictod upon him. Great interest was manifested ia the trial, and tf>6 Court llour-e was nearly Clled with specta tors from the beginning ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Staunton spectator. — 4 February 1862

Operations of Capt. George Downs in Wes- I teru Virginia. From the; corre§pabd*«e« of the "Richmond Whig we copy the following interesting account, of Captain George Downs and vis men ia Wes-j Virginia: The first rendezvous of this company was at j Spencer, tbe county peat of Roane county, aDd I here fbey had th«ir first fight. vVpt [X*»ftH had 31 mftti in hi* omnmand. and CKpt-ainl llei - j eWti, of Wirt connty, another partisan lead*» V,' had 30 Yhetv, and ihe Yankees had B.*> n co, After! fighting rwariy all <)*y, kit ni'«>!* *H •• nine of th* Oapt. P wns "fcsjrx enemy wflfc * fNg or traoe. wnr! » «vr;f'*»r, *gra>*-) mem Ira* ♦nie.-W; i» r. « tl • . \ -iW t>S*a«"»j •nift'W thai -no ■Jwte ol r+emmi* *+it**t*dmixAX l 5.,,-1 r . *>•■ Mfcilk, *-rd IfciMf r » pr »t>#rty *h<*wM he t* iil*4k4 <W iV». • lft Tire OsiWtH fctnriftttr.' i'cfi^»-*x; no «MM «N?> in i.i:s ••. .. « . - - *c« i& tiie early- 11 pirt of JuU, Ttie aeoond engagement occurred at ihe »...

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