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Week ending date Saturday, October 25, 1862
Captain M. H. Haynie of the 1st Ga. Cavalry sent excepts from his diary that covered the activities of the Cave Spring Rangers as they left Tennessee on July 13 heading for Kentucky. They routed the enemy in London, Ky. and again in Richmond. They continued to pursue the enemy to Lexington, Frankfort, Shelbyville and finally capturing Munsfordville before being ordered back to Bardstown. http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 21 1862 tues.pdf
A “Concert and Tableaux” at City Hall raised $209.50 (“the largest amount ever received for any performance at the hall) for the Soldiers Relief Room. “The Concert was very chaste and beautiful.” “The Tableaux were well selected and well performed.” http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 21 1862 tues.pdf
A new company of volunteers, The Fort Company, was organized with Wm. Howe as Captain, R. W. Echols as 1st Lieut. And John T. Riley as 2nd Lieut. It was named in honor of Wm. A Fort. http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 21 1862 tues.pdf
News from the Rome Light Guard reported that R. P. Watters had succumbed to knee wounds obtained in the battle of Sharpsburg. . http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 21 1862 tues.pdf
Salt and salt shortages were in the news. The Virginia Legislature enacted a law forbidding salt to be shipped out of that state. An editorial reaction in Georgia stated that “the conduct of Virginia falls so far below the lowest depths of ingratitude…its selfishness and meanness is unsurpassed by Abe Lincoln” http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 25 1862 sat.pdf
Week ending date Saturday, October 18, 1862Word from the Fireside Defenders of the 22nd Georgia Regiment detailed their incursion into Maryland and their action in the fight at Sharpsburg which occurred the last of August. “We remained in line of battle all day and all night, and until the night when the retreat was ordered. “ http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 14 1862 tues.pdf
The Berry Infantry remained in Savannah although two regiments from there were ordered to Jacksonville. They were expecting the enemy to attack. They describe their picket duty is where “the gunboats can shell them at pleasure….[and] are in such danger of being hit by our guns as those of the enemy, as they are between their boats and the battery.” http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 16 1862 thur.pdf
News from Europe was that the Suez Canal was nearly completed. http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 18 1862 sat.pdf
The Confederate Congress “has at last adopted a design for the National Flag. Its peculiarity consists in a circle of white links in a blue background. The links are themselves circles, and interlocked so as to form a large circle. Their number is equal to that of the states. Each link being in itself complete, is symbolic of State sovereignty while their Union represents the Confederation.” http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 18 1862 sat.pdfWeek ending date Saturday, Oct. 11, 1862
A preliminary Emancipation Proclamation from Abraham Lincoln dated Sept 22, 1862 was published threatening to free all the slaves in the states in rebellion if those states did not return to the Union by January 1, 1863. http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 7 1862 tues.pdf
Wm. Howe and R. W. Echols were organizing another volunteer company. As the conscription law was soon to be enforced this was advertised to be the last chance to volunteer. The company was to be affiliated with the 1st Confederate Regiment at Fort Gaines, Alabama. http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 9 1862 thur.pdf
The Rome Light Guards report; “Many of our men are without shoes…or change of clothing, and even the clothes many of them have are much the worse for wear…. It would seem that our officers have been trying the experiment on the Eighth to see just how much a body of troops could endure and ‘stand up to it.’”
Week ending date Saturday, October 4, 1862
The Tri Weekly Courier reported; “The condition of our market is getting truly deplorable. There is not a pound of salt or a bushel of corn for sale at retail, and very little meal or flour, and we are informed that all the bacon has suddenly disappeared from the market.” http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/3 Jul-Sep/sep 30 1862 tues.pdf
The Steam Flour Mill at Kingston, Ga. Exploded and severely scalded the engineer and miller. The boiler was thrown about 300 and fifty yards. http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 2 1862 thurs.pdf
Larson Greer of the Light Guard was killed in the recent victory at Sharpsburg. Lieut. R. Wade, J. R. Davis and Jack Eason of the Miller Rifles were listed as missing as was Wm. Smith of the Floyd Infantry. http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 4 1862 sat.pdf Wade, Davis and Eason later returned from being held prisoner.
News from the Ft. Smith Ark. Bulletin was that the Cherokees have reorganized their government and installed Stand Waite as Principal Chief replacing John Ross and affiliated themselves with the south. http://home.comcast.net/~rometwcourier/1862/4 Oct-Dec/oct 4 1862 sat.pdf
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