Civil War

August 8, 1862, Daily Times (Leavenworth, Kansas) A letter from Warrenton, Mo., of the 2d says: “Refugees are coming in daily. There is no staying at home for the Union men of the county. Secesh are becoming bold. They say ‘Price is coming.’ Robberies are committed every night. In short, we are in a fix.”

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August 8, 1862, <em>The New York Herald</em> Our Special Army Correspondence. IN CAMP AT MALVERN HILL, August 5, 1862. General Hooker has been impatient for a fight with the enemy for some days past. He felt that something should be done to show the world that we have got a live army on the peninsula. [...]

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August 8, 1862, The New York Herald Our Fredericksburg Correspondence. FREDERICKSBURG, August 3, 1862. All Fredericksburg, as well as camp, has of late been agog with ridiculous rumors, whose absurdity has been only equalled by the rapidity of their circulation and the amusing gullibility of the credulous. The puzzling silence concerning the late operations of [...]

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August 8, 1862, The New York Herald Our Warrenton Correspondence. WARRENTON, Va., August 5, 1862. The scattered position of General Pope’s command forbids the observer’s curiosity to know the condition of things along the whole line. The Orange and Alexandria Railroad has just been opened, however, to Rappahannock station, on the north fork of the [...]

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August 8, 1862, American Citizen (Canton, Mississippi) The Whig of the 2d inst. says: “As there has been a call made on the philanthropic citizens of the State for assistance to support the needy who have been driven from their homes during the bombardment of our city, we beg leave to make an explanation. For [...]

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August 8, 1862, Daily Times (Leavenworth, Kansas) A large number of recruits for the black legion were brought over, or rather followed the command of Col. Burris, as it returned to quarters. A portion of them, looking as though each had just been presented with a new watch, were enrolled and sent to camp below [...]

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August 8, 1862, American Citizen (Canton, Mississippi) The special correspondent of the Philadelphia Press at Fort McHenry, gives the following information about Miss Susan Archer Tally, another of female spies: “Among the recent prisoners at this fort, has been until the 28th of June last, a lady, a Miss Susan Archer Tally, of Norfolk who [...]

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August 8, 1862, Nashville Daily Union (Tennessee) Some twelve or fourteen of the young men of the Shaker community at Canterbury, N. H., have enlisted for the war.—Buffalo (N.Y) Commercial. We hope these Shakers will be “true to name” and shake the Rebels out of their boots, that is those who have boots, and the [...]

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August 8, 1862, Nashville Daily Union (Tennessee) “The three ladies who were arrested at Harrodsburg, Ky., and brought to this city a day or two since, were on a visit to the latter place, and, we learn, are residents of Nashville, Tenn. They are being kindly cared for by the military authorities at the Croghan [...]

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August 8, 1862, Nashville Daily Union (Tennessee) On Sunday, the 26th ult., a large number of Union officers attended the Old School Presbyterian Church of the Rev. Dr. W. H. Mitchell at Florence, Alabama. So many of them were present that they constituted a majority of the congregation. After the usual opening hymn, the minister [...]

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August 8, 1862, Nashville Dispatch (Tennessee) Some of the soldiers in our midst are not at all particular as to their treatment of citizens. On Wednesday night last, a party of them went into the house of one of our cleverest business men, and demanded liquor, which they were denied, of course. They thereupon left, [...]

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August 7, 1862, The New York Herald Much indignation has been shed by some of the abolition papers about the negro riots; but these very journals, and the leaders of the faction of which they are the organs, are the real cause of the disturbances. They have so filled the empty heads of the blacks [...]

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August 7, 1862, Nashville Dispatch (Tennessee) A Sister of Mercy states the curious fact that the last words of a great number of soldiers dying under her observation were of their mothers, though many of them must have left a wife and children.

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August 7, 1862, Nashville Dispatch (Tennessee) The notorious female rebel spy and mail carrier, Belle Boyd, was captured near Warrenton recently and sent to Washington on the 2d inst., in charge of a Federal officer. She is now in the Old Capitol Prison. This woman is reported as a sister of Mrs. Charles J. Faulkner, [...]

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August 7, 1862, The New York Herald According to all accounts the watering places are doing well this year. The easiness of money, the low rates of discount at the banks, and the briskness of trade generally, caused by the large contracts given out by government, have rendered mercantile men more disposed this season to [...]

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August 7, 1862, Savannah Republican (Georgia) We have before us an admirably made sun bonnet or “Shaker,” made from the palmetto, by Mrs. M. E. Rossetter, of Bellville, Florida. It compares favorably with any thing of the kind we have ever seen from the land of wooden nutmegs, and is by far superior in point [...]

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August 7, 1862, Daily Times (Leavenworth, Kansas) A detachment, not of the Mackeral brigade, but of the contraband, was marched through town yesterday, preceded by a wagon load of new tents, with which we suppose a camp is to be established somewhere about the city. The order under which they are received into the service [...]

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August 7, 1862, Natchez Daily Courier It will be noticed that the City Council have appropriated the handsome sum of one thousand dollars “for the benefit of the needy of our fellow-citizens of Vicksburg.” We are glad to see such a spirit exhibited, for it is a move in the right direction. The citizens of [...]

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August 7, 1862, The Charleston Mercury JACKSON, MISS., August 5. — Gen. BRECKINRIDGE, this morning, attacked Baton Rouge, driving the Federal troops from their position. For one hour the musketry firing was very heavy. Heavy firing was also heard from the direction of the river, which may have been the guns of the iron-clad steam [...]

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August 7, 1862, Nashville Daily Union (Tennessee) This talented company having arrived in our city will give a series of entertainments during the season. Signor Jefferson Davis, the celebrated performer, on the Tight Rope, will go through is renowned feat of balancing by the neck, on a single string. General Pillow in the laughable burlesque [...]

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August 7, 1862, The Charleston Mercury The Richmond Examiner, of Monday, says: Belle’s Island, in the James river, heretofore little known and without any historic interest, is destined to figure hereafter more conspicuously as the depot for the confinement of the several thousand Yankee prisoners taken in the late battles before Richmond, and confined for [...]

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August 7, 1862, Nashville Dispatch (Tennessee) We understand that Mr. W. J. Jackson, while baiting his “trot line” yesterday morning between the lower wharf and the City Mills, hooked up a bundle, which, upon examination, was found to contain a newly-born infant and a number of stones placed in the bundle to sink it. Every [...]

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August 7, 1862, The Charleston Mercury (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENCE.) RICHMOND, August 4. In extenuation of the wishy-washy proclamation, which appears this morning, it is said, as coming from the Secretary of War, that the Yankees have twelve hundred of our officers prisoners, and that after the provisions of the Cartel have been complied with, [...]

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