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Valley Spirit: August 7, 1861

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Description of Page: Various battlefield reports, including some from Southern papers.

The Horrors of War
(Column 1)
Summary: Article from a correspondent at the Battle of Rich Mountain and at Bull Run.
Origin of Article: Cincinnati Commercial
How the Troops are Paid
(Column 3)
Summary: Lists the salaries of Northern military officers.
The Rebel Prisoners
(Column 4)
Summary: Reports on the rebel prisoners landed at Fort Lafayette.
Soldiers' Letters
(Column 5)
Summary: Explains that soldiers' letters will now be sent free of charge.

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Description of Page: Various military reports.

Democratic County Meeting
(Column 1)
Summary: Announces that the Franklin County Democrats will meet at the Court House on August 13th to prepare for the next election.
County Meeting
(Column 1)
Summary: Encourages Democrats to attend the August 13th meeting and to stand fast by the principles of the Democratic party.
(Column 2)
Summary: The Spirit explains that it will cease the semi-weekly edition and return to a weekly.
(Column 2)
Summary: Denies a rumor, reported in the Harrisburg Telegraph, that Captains received gold and silver to pay their troops, but sold the specie and paid the men in bank notes.
Origin of Article: Harrisburg Patriot and Union
Patriots and Traitors
(Column 3)
Summary: Alleges that any condemnation of the Republican administration leads to accusations of treason and want of patriotism.
Origin of Article: Harrisburg Patriot and Union
True Patriotism
(Column 4)
Summary: Asserts that those self-styled patriots who fight the war only with their tongues or pens should tone down their fervor for the war.
Origin of Article: Presbyterian
Army Officers too Conspicuous in Action
(Column 4)
Summary: Suggests that officers go into battle in less distinctive uniforms as they make easy targets.
Origin of Article: Philadelphia Inquirer
Troops Furnished by Pennsylvania
(Column 6)
Summary: Lists the number of troops furnished by Pennsylvania.

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Description of Page: Advertisements and markets

Camp Meeting
(Column 1)
Summary: Announces that "Union Camp Meeting" of the Churches of God will be held on August 15.
Full Text of Article:

The "Union Camp Meeting" of the Churches of God in Chambersburg, Fayetteville, Orrstown, Shippensburg, Newburg, &c., will be held on the old ground, one mile from Scotland station; and will commence D.V. on Thursday, the 15th of August.

(Column 2)
Summary: Died on July 29 at age 3 years.
(Names in announcement: Julian Myers)

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Description of Page: Advertisements