Civil War

October 20, 1862, The Charleston Mercury (CORRESPONDENCE OF THE MERCURY.) RICHMOND, Thursday, October 16. We are all anxiety to hear further news from BRAGG. His address to the people of the Northwest is much praised. A letter from Knoxville says that BUELL threw out an immense body of skirmishers, so as to keep BRAGG'S whole [...]

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October 20, 1862, The New York Herald There are numerous complaints concerning the dilatoriness of the Paymaster's department in settling the claims for arrears of pay due to the families of those officers who have died in battle. While living officers whether in health, sich or wounded, draw their pay with considerable facility, the dead, [...]

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October 20, 1862, Semi-Weekly News (San Antonio, Texas) This troupe, composed of gentlemen from Houston, and who come well recommended from persons who have seen their performance, will give an entertainment to-night at the Casino. This troupe, with that patriotism which has characterized every Southern patriot, gives a great portion of the proceeds arising from [...]

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October 20, 1862, The New York Herald There is nothing of importance to report from the headquarters of our army on the Upper Potomac. The position of the rebels has been accurately ascertained by the recent reconnoissances of our troops. The party of General Stahel, under Colonel Wyndham, had passed on Friday last through Thoroughfare [...]

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October 20, 1862, The New York Herald Serious complaints reach us almost every day of the indifference or neglect with which our wounded soldiers are treated in the hospitals near the seat of the war. Useless amputations, and deaths, which should not necessarily follow, from wounds comparatively trifling we have frequently heard of, and the [...]

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October 20, 1862, The Charleston Mercury There are good signs in the North. Day by day the price of gold is leaping upward in Wall street; and the meagre returns from the Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and New Jersey elections show that the split in the public sentiment of those States, on the subject of the [...]

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October 20, 1862, Semi-Weekly News (San Antonio, Texas) Poor Pierce!—About one hundred renegades, with long faces, unkempt hair, dirty shirts, wide brimmed hats, hang-dog looks, fanatical speech, noses that would rent for steamboat whistles, quietly marched into Matamoros during the week, and squatted themselves down in front of the Yankee Consuls. they said that they [...]

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October 20, 1862, The New York Herald Our Louisville Correspondence. LOUISVILLE, Oct. 16, 1862. The scene has shifted again. The ditch has been deserted by the rebels. They are flying to the mountains. The truth is, they can't fight. There is no fight in them. They are completely, thoroughly and terribly demoralized. Their generals know [...]

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October 20, 1862, Semi-Weekly News (San Antonio, Texas) H. Mayer, a strong merchant of this City has been receiving a great many articles for clothing, and deals them out in broken doses, so that every one may get a part. Now, Merchants, there is an example for you. Let no one buy all of any [...]

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October 19, 1862, Nashville Daily Union (Tennessee) A troop of guerrillas fired on our pickets early yesterday morning on the Lebanon pike. the fire was returned, and two of the rebels killed, when the assailants decamped. They did no injury. It was reported that a troop of cavalry, variously estimated at from fifteen hundred to [...]

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October 19, 1862, Peoria Morning Mail (Illinois) "Eunice," in the Toledo Blade, wants another proclamation. By all means let her have it: "My husband is an officer in the rebel army, and will never lay down his arms while Mr. Lincoln is President. There are many ladies in this state also who have husbands fighting [...]

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October 19, 1862, Daily Times (Leavenworth, Kansas) Shawneetown Burned! A report reached us last evening that Quantrell, with a portion of his band, visited Shawneetown on Friday, burning thirteen houses and killing two men. After robbing the citizens of such articles as seemed desirable he made an about face and left for his old haunts [...]

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October 19, 1862, The New York Herald Everything is reported quiet in McClellan's army. The reconnoitering forces from Harper's Ferry and Shepherdstown, having fully accomplished their object, have returned to their original quarters. The rebels pressed closely in the rear of General Humphrey's force to within a short distance of Shepherdstown, but he made good [...]

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October 19, 1862, Nashville Daily Union (Tennessee) The exhibition of the Zouave drill by a detachment of soldiers of the 19th Illinois, under Lieut. Bishop, at the Theatre yesterday afternoon, on the occasion of the benefit of Mr. E. Wight, was a beautiful and astonishing display of military skill. Their performances were highly applauded by [...]

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October 18, 1862, Nashville Daily Union (Tennessee) We hear but little of late from the land of Houston. The St. Joseph Journal, however, has some information of the old chieftain of Texas, as well as the Union sentiment of his people. It seems that five refugees from Texas have been on trial before the Provost [...]

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October 18, 1862, Southern Illustrated News Written for the Illustrated News. By Hard Cracker. (1.) Man that is born of woman and enlisteth in "Jackson's army" is of few days and short rations. (2.) He cometh forth at "reveille," is present also at "retreat," and retireth apparently at "taps." (3.) He draweth his rations from [...]

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October 18, 1862, Weekly Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock) To the Citizens of Jefferson Co.—I am authorized to receive and take to the regiment any and all such clothing as the friends of company C, (Captain Otey, formerly Captain McSwine's) may see proper to contribute. They will send them to Pine Bluff and deposit them at [...]

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October 18, 1862, Daily Times (Leavenworth, Kansas) We learn that the contraband regiment was to be mustered into the service at Barnesville yesterday. It is reported that, by order from Gen. Curtis, they will be employed in strengthening and finishing the fortifications at Fort Lincoln, and in fortifying Barnesville. In this they may be of [...]

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October 18, 1862, Mobile Register and Advertiser (Alabama) A gentleman up the country sent to town the other day for a toothbrush. On inquiry nothing of the sort could be obtained for less than $5, and not a first rate article at that. The ladies who use snuff for a dentifrice have from time immemorial [...]

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October 18, 1862, Weekly Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock) A subscription has been raised to purchase wood for the destitute during the coming winter. It will be distributed under the direction of the City Council. A committee will be appointed to ascertain the number and the wants of the needy. Persons who have not subscribed to [...]

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October 18, 1862 , Savannah Republican(Georgia) A Mr. Spencer, a New Yorker, but for some years past a workman in the jewelry store of Wilmot & Co. (now Richmond) in this city, was sent down the river a few weeks ago under a flag of truce, under representations that he had children at the North [...]

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October 18, 1862, Weekly Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock) Notwithstanding the many demands which have been made upon the patriotism and generosity of the people of the Trans-Mississippi Department, I am compelled by my position and the necessities of the suffering soldiers under my charge, to make still another draft upon the resources of those who [...]

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October 18, 1862, Savannah Republican(Georgia) A contemporary, in considering the high price for flour, says: "The millers pay on an average about two dollars and forty cents per bushel for wheat, and yet they charge seventeen dollars for superfine flour. Now, in our day, it used to be that four and a half bushels of [...]

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October 18, 1862 , Texas Republican (Marshall) The undersigned have been detailed to obtain clothing for their respective companies; W. A. Salmon for Capt. Allen's company and N. H. Calloway for Capt. Berry's company, Clark's Regiment. The Clothing for Allen's company will be left at the store of Mr. Sam. Bludworth, and that for Berry's, [...]

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October 18, 1862, Southern Illustrated News This young lady, who has, by her devotion to the Southern cause, called down upon her head the anathemas of the entire Yankee press, was in our city last week. Through the politeness of Mr. Cowel, the artist at Minnis' gallery, we are enabled, in this issue of our [...]

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