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Week ending date Saturday, September 27, 1862
The Floyd County Salt Manufacturing Company was organized and would soon start making salt. [ref]
The Berry Infantry in Savannah reported a recent encounter between two members of their company over a game of marbles. Private Sam’l. Fuller stabbed Private John M. Reynolds with his pocket knife. Reynolds was in the camp hospital “doing well” while Fuller turned himself in and was awaiting Court Martial. [ref]
News began arriving about the Confederate victory at Sharpsburg, Maryland and Harpers Ferry. “Sunday evening our forces took the Maryland Heights at the point of the bayonet, the enemy spiking their guns and saving their own miserable lives by hasty flight.” [ref]
Week ending date Saturday, September 20, 1862
An appeal to citizens to contribute whatever lead they had to the government for making ammunition was published. [ref]
Donations to the soldiers relief room were listed and included items such as flour, bacon, lint, chickens, candles, bread and fruit. [ref]
No Tri-Weekly Courier was published on Saturday September 20 due to Thanksgiving Day.
Word was received from the Fireside Defenders that Lieut. Treadaway, Corp’l. F. L. Ellis and Private W. W. Ligon were killed in recent action. [ref]
Week ending date ending Saturday, September 13, 1862
September 1stcorrespondence from the Rome Light Guards indicated they “have been in the midst of stirring and important movement events” on the plain of Manassas. From there they marched towards Gainesville then Centreville finally to be led into conflict by Capt. Dawson. “This was an awful bloody, yet glorious day to the Confederate Army. Our loss was tremendous but the enemy had been driven back…. It is now reported that our forces have crossed Bull Run and that the enemy is in full retreat…” [ref] A full first hand report of the confederate victory at the Second battle of Manassas was published in the Saturday issue. [ref]
President Davis issued a proclamation that Thursday Sept 18th would be a day of “Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the great mercies vouchsafed to our people…” [ref]
A letter from Leavenworth, Kansas to the Northern Press states that the Yankee troops have occupied the capital of the Cherokee Nation and arrested John Ross who had issued a call for the Cherokees to take service as Confederate soldiers. [ref]The death of Lt. T. D. Attaway (Sharp Shooters) and J.M. Jack (Light Guards) during the Battles of Manassas was published. [ref]Week ending date Saturday, September 6, 1862
A meeting was called to discuss forming a Salt Company. Shares were to be $100 in expec-tation of raising $30,000 in capital. The supply of salt this fall was expected to be short. “There is an unusual number of hogs in the country, but unless the people can have assur-ance that they can procure salt, many will not attempt to fatten.” [ref]
The Cherokee Artillery were still encamped near Cumberland Gap and ; “The boys are all chafing for…Kentucky, and an opportunity to add new laurels to old Floyd County.” [ref]
Word was received from the Berry Infantry that they relocated to obtain a healthier loca-tion. “The duty falls very heavy on. those who are on duty, as there are so many on the sick list - there are not over one hundred men able for duty. “ The sick list included the two sur-geons. [ref]
Correspondence from The Rome Light Guards dated August 24-25 was published describ-ing “one of the severest ordeals to which it is possible to subject even the best of troops - that of being under heavy cannonade, when they could do nothing but grin and bear it.” [ref]
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