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Valley Spirit: November 13, 1861

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Description of Page: Various items of national and war news.

Gen. Fremont Receives Orders to Retire from Command
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Summary: Announces that Fremont was removed from his command of the Western Department. Many of his officers resigned in protest.

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Description of Page: Items of national and war news, fiction.

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Description of Page: Poetry, fiction, and advertisements

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The Present and Prospective Evils of Secession.
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Summary: Enumerates the evils of secession, but links it to the implacability of abolition.
Promotion from the Ranks
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Summary: Praises a proposed War Department policy to promote men from the ranks for bravery.
The New Union Party
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Summary: Criticizes the enemies of the Democrats for attempting to create a so-called Union Party. The Spirit asserts that this is just an underhanded trick to undermine opposition to the Republican Administration.
The Lessons of the Hour
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Summary: Asserts that the Democrats have been vindicated for the dire predictions they made regarding the Republican Administration in the previous year.
Origin of Article: Luzerne Union
Your Ox or my Bull
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Summary: Demonstrates Republican hypocrisy by pointing out that a few weeks ago, Republicans called it treasonous to criticize the Administration. Now, however, as a result of Fremont's removal and other more conservative decisions, the Republicans are attacking the very Administration they previously sought to defend.

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A Desirable Residence
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Summary: Calls attention to a property for sale, formerly owned by the late Thomas Means.
(Names in announcement: Thomas Means)
Rev. Charles T. Streck
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Summary: Reports that Streck of Philadelphia will preach in the Lutheran Church this week.
A New Regiment
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Summary: Announces that a new infantry regiment is being raised in Franklin County. General Robert McAllen, who the Spirit believes is a fine man for the job, has been commissioned by the governor to raise this regiment.
Child Burnt to Death
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Summary: Reports the immolation of William Danfeldt's eldest daughter.
(Names in announcement: William Danfeldt)
Fireman's Funeral
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Summary: Thomas Seibert, son of William Seibert, died on the previous Sunday after a short illness. He had been an active member of the Friendship Fire Company.
(Names in announcement: Thomas Seibert)
More Companies
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Summary: Reports that three companies are almost full and ready to join McAllen's regiment.
(Names in announcement: Capt. Thomson, Capt. Walker, Capt. Dick)
Kemmerer's Juvenile Concert
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Summary: Describes a concert that was given on Monday night by Mr. Kemmerer's singing class.
(Names in announcement: Mr. Kemmerer)
Young Ladies Seminary
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Summary: Announces the start of the second half of the fall session at the Chambersburg Female Seminary.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Henry Reeves, Miss N. O. Barton, Miss Z. C. De Forest, Miss H. L. Garratt)
Capt. Brand's Company
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Summary: Reports that Capt. Brand's company will not be going to Kentucky after all and will instead go into quarters at Camp Slifer near Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: Capt. Brand)
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Summary: Reports that Green of Shippensburg was promoted to Sergeant Major.
(Names in announcement: Samuel S. Green)
Origin of Article: Shippensburg News
Educational Convention
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Summary: Reports that the County Superintendents are expected to attend a meeting for State Education Superintendents.
What we Want
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Summary: Sarcastic item begs for wood or produce to pay subscriptions.
From Capt. Wishart's Company
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Summary: Reports that the Pennsylvania brigade is camped in Kentucky on John C. Breckinridge's farm.
(Names in announcement: Capt. Wishart)
Letter from Col. Stumbaugh's Regiment
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Summary: Letter from a soldier in Col. Stumbaugh's regiment, which left Pittsburg for Kentucky.
Full Text of Article:

Camp Nevin, Hardin Co., Ky.
October 30th, 1861.

Dear Sir:--We left Pittsburg [sic] on Friday evening, October 18th. Our Brigade embarked on six steamboats and were until Monday evening getting to Louisville. We had a very pleasant trip down the river. We were cheered from both sides of the river nearly all the way and in a great many places saluted by the firing of the cannon. Some places fired a gun for the boats that evening and disembarked on Tuesday morning and marched through the principal streets of the city to the old race ground called Oakland about one mile and a half from the city and there encamped and remained until the next morning and then marched into the Rail Road station and were fed by the Subsistence Committee of Louisville. Our regiment remained and took the cars about 5 o'clock P.M., for this place which is between fifty and sixty miles from Louisville, which is on the line of the Louisville & Nashville R.R. We shall move in a few days I expect. They are repairing bridges along the road that were destroyed by the rebels.--Buckners camp is about thirty miles below us, and he is supposed to have from thirty to forty thousand and more coming or expected every day. They expect a Regiment at Louisville to-day from Wisconsin, and more in a few days from Indiana.

You can form no idea how much that Subsistence Committee had to do to feed us all at Louisville. The same night we arrived there were about two thousand more from Indiana and Minnesota. That makes over five thousand in one day, and they gave us first rate substantial food. Those people who are union here in this State are very strong. I must close for I suppose I cannot write anything more of interest to you.

J. T. S.

Trailer: J.T.S.
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Summary: Married on November 7.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Snyder, William H. Cormany, Sarah Hepeeh)
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Summary: Married on November 7 at the Indian Queen Hotel.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. Steck, Abraham Barnhart, Hannah Mary Kuhnes)
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Summary: Married on November 7.
(Names in announcement: Rev. T. A. Colestock, John M. Beidell, Jane Durff)
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Summary: Married on October 29.
(Names in announcement: Rev. John Ault, William Cordall, Rebecca Schultz)
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Summary: Thomas Seibert died on November 9, aged 32 years.
(Names in announcement: Thomas Seibert)

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Description of Page: Advertisements

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Description of Page: Advertisements

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Description of Page: National news and advertisements