Civil War

August 28, 1862, Natchez Daily Courier Colonel Johnson, of General Price's staff, has issued the following call: To the People of Mississippi. Quitman, Miss., Aug. 6. I am in your midst for the purpose of procuring shoes and yarn socks for General Price's army. Some of his veterans—men who have been in six or eight [...]

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August 28, 1862, The Charleston Mercury Colonel THWEATT, Comptroller General, reports that one hundred and fourteen counties of Georgia return this year 3,500,000 acres planted in corn; 1,200,000 in other grain; and 224,000 acres planted in cotton. The Comptroller supposes that the actual amount of land in corn the present time is from four to [...]

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August 28, 1862, Nashville Dispatch (Tennessee) Nashville whisky appears to have a very bad effect upon the soldiers in our midst; almost every day more or less fighting or quarreling takes place among them, and yesterday in addition to the unfortunate affair mentioned in another paragraph, a serious affray too, place on Summer street, during [...]

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August 28, 1862, The Charleston Mercury It is sincerely to be hoped that the Government and People of the Confederate States have reached two important conclusions touching the situation and prospects of the South. One is, that the United States Government is in a fair way to put in the field by the middle of [...]

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August 28, 1862, Daily Times (Leavenworth, Kansas) Mr. Mitchell has commenced assessments upon sympathizers within his district for the support of Union refugees. We extract from general orders No. 1: "In accordance with permission this day obtained from Head Quarters Army of the Miss., it is hereby ordered: I. That all persons at this post, [...]

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August 28, 1862, Daily Times (Leavenworth, Kansas) The military band on the Majors played several delightful airs while the boat lay at the landing yesterday. We learn that the regimental band of the First has arrived from Tennessee, having been mustered out of the service in obedience to recent orders from the War Department.

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August 28, 1862, The Charleston Mercury RICHMOND, August 27. — Major General STUART, with a force of cavalry, on Friday last surprised and routed about 5,000 Yankees near Catlett’s Station, on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. His command destroyed an immense amount of stores and captured 367 prisoners, including a colonel, three captains, and fifteen [...]

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August 28, 1862, The Charleston Mercury We have been requested to call the attention of certain of our authorities to the fact that apprehension exists in the community concerning the security of instruments to be used for our defence. It is thought that greater precautions should be used to prevent mischance. The amplest possible provision [...]

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August 28, 1862, The Charleston Mercury We have been favored with the following extract from a private letter, dated 'White Bridge, near Georgetown, South Carolina, August 26:' 'You may remember that about ten days since some of my mother’s negros were enticed aboard, and carried off by a Yankee gunboat — the same boat that [...]

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August 28, 1862, The New York Herald The rebels made a desperate attack on Rappahannock Station on Saturday, which rendered it evident that it would have to be abandoned by our troops. Accordingly, without the loss of a single life, the bridge across the river was destroyed by General Pope’s army, the houses in the [...]

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August 28, 1862, The Charleston Mercury The reports from the Rappahannock lines continue vague and scant. The Richmond Dispatch of Tuesday contains the following: On Saturday a heavy artillery duel took place at the junction of Hedgeman and Aestham rivers, between nineteen guns of the Washington Artillery, Col. Walton commanding, and about forty guns of [...]

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August 28, 1862, The Charleston Mercury We get from the Cincinnati Commercial the following important despatch, dated 'Indianapolis, August 17:' Reliable and trustworthy intelligence has reached here, showing that the long threatened invasion of Kentucky has commenced. The rebels have entered the State at several points. Somerset is captured and in their possession. They are [...]

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August 28, 1862, Natchez Daily Courier Col. N. A. Thompson sold at auction yesterday forenoon, at Lombard's North wharf, East Boston, the lot of church, plantation, school, factory, and other bells which had been presented to the rebel government to be cast into cannon, but which were captured at New Orleans and confiscated. The sale [...]

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August 28, 1862, Daily Times (Leavenworth, Kansas) The camp of the 12th (contraband) regiment continues to increase. Capt. Earle "enlisted" seventeen within a day or two.—Jackson and Platte counties must be pretty well cleaned out by this time. We understand there was some difficulty on the Majors, at Independence, in regard to bringing up fugitives, [...]

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August 28, 1862, The Charleston Mercury MOBILE, August 27. — The Advertiser has the following despatch, dated Tupelo, August 26: Memphis papers of the 23d publish an intercepted letter from Gen. HINDMAN to Gen. PRICE, in which the former states that he has 30,000 men, consisting of Arkansians, Texans and Mississippians, but only 3,000 stand [...]

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August 27, 1862, Southern Confederacy (Atlanta, Georgia) Morristown, Tenn., Aug. 23, 1862. Dear Confederacy: A jaunt upon a railroad is sometimes a delightful thing, especially when one is going home—the thoughts of the dear ones there, the friends we meet, and the clustering together of the many associations that makes home delightful. These, together with [...]

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August 27, 1862, Tri-Weekly Telegraph (Houston) We have received several letters from friends in the country, seeking information about getting clothing to the Texas troops across the Mississippi. We cannot tell how this is to be accomplished, but are of the opinion that what is to be done, must be done by private enterprise. We [...]

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August 27, 1862, Arkansas True Democrat, Little Rock Mr. Whittaker of the 5th Texas regiment arrived at Houston, Texas, on the 7th inst. He furnishes some interesting items for the papers. He says the ladies of western Virginia, east Tennessee and Georgia visited the cars at the different stations where he passed bringing milk, provisions [...]

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August 27, 1862, Tri-Weekly Telegraph (Houston) We some time ago suggested that "hog, hominy and homespun" constituted the actual necessities of life. Some of our friends in the city smiled incredulously at the idea, and others called it impracticable. We made use of the expression understandingly, and that too after seeing a practical illustration of [...]

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August 27, 1862, Arkansas True Democrat, Little Rock The Natches Courier says that it learns that over 2000 tombs in the New Orleans cemeteries had been broken into by the vandals in search of treasure and other valuables. The catholics usually bury their dead with relics, a gold cross ro some other religious ornament.

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August 27, 1862, Arkansas True Democrat, Little Rock The rebels at Nashville celebrated the anniversary of the battle of Manassas, by a ball at the Hermitage, the former residence of Gen. Jackson. It is said Col. Forrest was there.—The Nashville papers talk of having all arrested who were at the party, male and female.

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August 27, 1862, Galveston Weekly News I beg to make public through the medium of your paper, the following certain and thoroughly tried cure for ague and fever: 1 pint of cotton seed, 2 parts of water boiled down to one of tea, taken warm one hour before the expected attack. Many persons will doubtless [...]

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August 27, 1862, The New York Herald Our Naval Correspondence. UNITED STATES BARK ARTHUR, ARANSAS, Texas, July 26, 1862. Since writing you last we have had some sitting times. At New Orleans the Commodore turned over to us the yacht Corypheus, a fast sailing craft of ninety tons, upon which we placed our thirty-pounder Parrott [...]

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