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1st Oregon Infantry, Seattle Weekly Gazette Dec 2, 1865.pdf
George B. Curry, the former commander of the Department of the Columbia, had ordered himself out of the service and was replaced by Drake.

Walla Walla Statesman_1865-03-17_300,000 More.pdf
Says the editor: "We never had any great faith in the fighting qualities of the negroes, but believe the slaves will fight for the rebels, against 'freedom,' with all the efficiency and zeal they are capable of exercising. But time will settle this…

Washington Democrat_1865-03-11_A %22Bout” With A Parson.pdf
Jack Flintlock, from Port Townsend, is scathing in his arguments against A. R, Elder’s [Union Central Committee; U.S. Indian Agent] Republican beliefs. Concerning the Civil War, he says, "...if you mean that the Democratic party ... is arrayed…

WS 1864-11-18 A Broom Ranger In Our Midst p 2, col F-Pt1.JPG
A genuine broom salesman in Walla Walla mimicked the broom rangers, in marketing his brooms to the editor of the Walla Walla Statesman. It seems clear from this item that while there were certainly opponents of Abraham Lincoln and supporters of…

WS 1864-04-09 A Colored Authoress p 4, col A.JPG
The modern reader is struck by the absolutely confident condescension of this article. The "colored authoress" argues that since all human kind has a common source at the hand of the creator, the mixing of races can only have a positive outcome.

WS 1865-06-09 A Contraband Doing Business on His Own Account p 3, col A-Pt1.JPG
The Statesman reports on an unnamed African-American man, a contraband or former slave, who is apparently a newcomer in town and accused of stealing a variety of items in Walla Walla, including a revolver and a horse. After his attempt to steal a…

Washington Standard_1863-02-21_A Beginning.pdf
This probably refers to Francis Henry (1862-1893), who is described elsewhere in this data base as recruiting militia in Washington Territory. He was the son-in-law of Dr. Anson Henry, the personal physician and close friend of President Lincoln.…

A Bold Undertaking.pdf
Union Flag editor Reed then surmises that perhaps Gov. Wallace will establish the seat of Washington Territory's government at Victoria [BC], because Wallace does not favor Vancouver, Olympia, or any other location within the territory.

It may be…

A Bolter.pdf
The editor comments that he hopes that this report is a mistake, and that Democrats should "see to it that no 'bolter' receives an office by democratic votes." He is essentially encouraging Thurston County Democrats to vote against Frankel.

The…

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A report out of Mississippi that "a negro boy in that region, eight years old, who has horns on his head like 'a young devil.' The horns are said to be three inches long..."

On p. 1 is "Origin of the Horse Rake." Slaves are told to rake the hay…