Civil War

August 27, 1862, Arkansas True Democrat, Little Rock To the People of the Trans-Mississippi Department, composed of the States of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. At no period since the commencement of the contest in which we are now engaged, has there existed a more pressing necessity for active and zealous co-operation on the part [...]

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August 27, 1862, Nashville Dispatch (Tennessee) A rumor having got abroad that the horses and vehicles of market-men would be seized if brought to the city, we have taken the trouble to inquire into the matter, and are informed that no orders of the kind have been given. All such persons are permitted to enter [...]

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August 27, 1862, The Charleston Mercury The most significant exposition of the feeling of unfriendly fanaticism and short-sighted selfishness on the part of the British Ministry towards the Confederate States, is the reply of Lord JOHN RUSSELL to the British merchants and ship owners of Liverpool, who recently memorialized the Foreign Office concerning the blockade [...]

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August 27, 1862, Nashville Daily Union (Tennessee) Uncomfortably fat people will rejoice to learn that a French savant professes to have discovered that an "alcoholic extract" of the marine plant known the fucus vesiculosus is a positive antidote for obesity. It has no perceptible effect except that of reducing the adipose deposit on the ribs [...]

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August 27, 1862, Tri-Weekly Telegraph (Houston) High prices of necessaries of life are to be met with high prices of labor. These things regulate themselves according to supply and demand. When last year coffee was a dollar a pound, the price attracted importations, and it fell to 45¢.—Quinine, a month ago, was $32@40 per oz.; [...]

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August 27, 1862, Nashville Daily Union (Tennessee) A young woman named Elizabeth Ramsey arrived here last night from Washington county, Arkansas, having, like many others, been driven from her home by the guerrillas. Her father and mother dead, and her two brothers (the only remaining members of the family besides herself) being in Price's army, [...]

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August 27, 1862, The New York Herald Despatches from Gen. Pope’s army recount an affair at Warrenton on Monday, in which our troops were successful. The details of the late fight near Culpepper, and the attack of the rebels on Catlett’s Station, will be found in our columns today. We publish a map illustrative of [...]

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August 27, 1862, The Charleston Mercury Our attention has been called to an instance of gratuitous incivility and carelessness on the part of one of the officials of the present Passport Department. While the passport system should be rigorously enforced, there can be no excuse for making it a subject of annoyance and insult to [...]

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August 26, 1862, Weekly Columbus Enquirer (Georgia) It is with much satisfaction that we refer to the announcement by Messrs. J. Kyle & Co., that they will sell osnaburgs to consumers at 40 cents per yard; no speculator need apply. The price at other places is 50 cents. We do not attribute this to the [...]

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August 26, 1862, The Charleston Mercury The panic in he community in regard to the well-executed counterfeits of HOYER and LUDWIG'S issue of Treasury Notes, of the denominations of twenties, fifties and hundreds, and dated September 2d, 1861, had abated somewhat yesterday. The banks continued to suspend both the payment or reception of the doubtful [...]

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August 26, 1862 , Weekly Columbus Enquirer (Georgia) We are reliably informed that three ladies in the neighborhood of Petaula creek, Stewart county, have given birth to six boys—two each—within the last few days. It is quite evident that these ladies are aware of the demands of the occasion and are doing their whole duty [...]

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August 26, 1862, The Charleston Mercury RICHARDSON, alias LOUIS NAPOLEON, the counterfeiter convicted some months ago of uttering forged Confederate notes, was publicly hung in Richmond, on Friday last. Previous to his execution, he had made a full confession of his crime. He is the first utterer of counterfeit notes who has ever suffered the [...]

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August 26, 1862, The New York Herald The retreat of General Pope’s army from Culpepper to the north bank of the Rappahannock was effected in an admirable manner, General Sigel covering the rear splendidly. Considerable skirmishing has been going on with the rebels since our new line of operations has been taken. It is reported [...]

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August 26, 1862, The New York Herald Our Army of Virginia Correspondence. FORT SIGEL, NEAR WINCHESTER, Va., August 19, 1862. The valley of Virginia has, to a certain extent, become historic ground, and the town of Winchester is, I presume, familiar to most of your readers as the scene of the contest between "Stonewall Jackson" [...]

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August 26, 1862, Richmond Enquirer We agree with those who think that the surest way to increase the comforts of the soldier, is to improve the Commissary and Quartermaster Departments, rather than to make a small addition to his pay. If the Government will take care to provide a sufficiency of good food and good [...]

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August 26, 1862 , Weekly Columbus Enquirer (Georgia) We have been asked to direct attention to the manner in which goods captured from the enemy are disposed of in some instances. A correspondent cites one which came under his own observation, and doubtless others of a similar character are transpiring among Government agents. After a [...]

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August 26, 1862, Savannah Republican (Georgia) The Vicksburg Whig says that the proprietors of a tannery in Marshall county in that State, recently set hands to work catching catfish and boiling out the oil. In a very short time they obtained a sufficient quantity to last them a year. Thos. Redwood had a tannery at [...]

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August 26, 1862, The New York Herald Our Washington Correspondence. WASHINGTON, August 19, 1862. The news from the Army of Virginia, under Gen. Pope, today, is, at first thought, of a startling character, being no other than that our troops have fallen back to the north bank of the Rappahannock, but, when viewed in the [...]

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August 26, 1862 , Savannah Republican(Georgia) The proprietor of the Examiner desires to purchase twelve or fifteen hundred pounds of type. Bourgeois Minion and Nonpareil—also, column, head, advertising, and dash rules enough for a whole sheet the size of the Examiner. Persons having such material for sale, either new or not much worn, will find [...]

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August 26, 1862, The Charleston Mercury We recently called attention to the order of Gen. VAN DORN to the effect that if the editor or proprietor of any newspaper, printed in his Department — 'Shall publish any editorial article, or copy into his paper any article or paragraph, calculated to impair confidence in any of [...]

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August 26, 1862, Savannah Republican(Georgia) Mr. Valentine Basler, proprietor of the Market Square House, Bryan street, has just received from the brewery of C. J. Kontz, of Atlanta, Ga., a large supply of the above beverage. The medical faculty recommend lager beer as a beneficial medicine in cases of debility, consumption and many other diseases; [...]

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