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  • Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:03 AM

    February 3, 1865


     Jones, Huey & Co….Hasheesh Candy. 

    Try it if you want to be cheerful and avoid colds, bronchitis, &c. Price, 25, 50 and $1 per box.

  • Saturday, January 24, 2015 9:01 AM

    Washington, January 17 – The Navy Department has received the following from Ft. Fisher, Jan. 15th, 1865, telegraphed from Ft. Monroe: To Hon. G. Welles, Sec’y of the Navy:

  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 4:00 AM
    December 5, 1864

    Madison claims the honor of being the home of the youngest veteran - Johnny Messick, just discharged with the 42d Indiana, in which he served three years as a drummer. He is now but 12 years old. His father, Lt. Jacob Messick, of the same regiment, was captured at Chickamauga, and is now a prisoner of war at Columbia, S.C. The boy is now at the house of Capt. Stineback in this city.

    December 10, 1864 
  • Friday, December 05, 2014 10:00 AM
    Nov. 8, 1864: The meeting at the Court House last night was well attended, and went off well. The first speaker was Major John R. Cravens, who showed up in its true light the exceeding foolishness and falsity of the assertion that the war is a failure. 
  • Saturday, November 01, 2014 5:00 AM
    Oct. 3, 1864 - Bailey & Co.'s Great Show - The Colossal Combination Exhibition of Messrs. Bailey & Co., advertised to exhibit in Madison on the 6th inst., will present more varied attractions than any which has traveled. 
  • Monday, September 29, 2014 11:00 AM
    New York, September 2: The Herald's Mobile correspondent says that on the morning of the 23rd, Captain Taylor, bearing a white flag and accompanied with 40 men, marched out of Fort Morgan, carrying a small sail boat, with the intention of going to the flag ship, three or four miles distant, with a note from General Paige proposing surrender... 
  • Wednesday, September 03, 2014 11:00 AM
    Mr. Editor: The 8th Ind. Cavalry with nine other regiments, including the 2d and 4th, left camp on the 28th of July and crossed the Chattahoochie river, 35 miles south of where the M & C.R.R. crosses, and marched to the Atlanta & West Point R.R., seven miles of which they destroyed, then on to the Macon R.R., destroying four miles of it, also 300 wagons. 
  • Monday, August 04, 2014 11:00 AM
    July 1864 - To show the trouble that some of our neighbors over in Kentucky are still having on account of guerrillas, a friend has permitted us to extract a few lines of a private letter received from Springport, Henry County, dated June 27th, as follows: 
  • Saturday, June 28, 2014 5:00 AM
    June 3, 1864

    A number of disorderly soldiers got up a row at Mrs. Kiser's corner Main Cross and Plum streets, about four o'clock yesterday afternoon. The patrol guard tried to arrest them, but they resisted, and attempted to get out of the way, when the guard fired upon them. Report says one of the shots took effect, slightly wounding one of the soldiers. It appears that too free indulgence in strong drink occasioned the fuss. The men had just been paid off, and some of them had been making bad use of their money. 
  • Saturday, May 24, 2014 5:00 AM
    May 5, 1864: The ladies would inform the merchants of this city that there are thirty young ladies who have volunteered their services to take the places of those young men who volunteered, or desire to do so, in the service of their country.... 
  • Monday, April 28, 2014 11:00 AM
    April 8, 1864 - Gen. Sheridan: General Sheridan, the newly appointed chief of cavalry at the Army of the Potomac, is, as his name indicates, of Irish descent. 
  • Saturday, March 29, 2014 5:00 AM
    March 3, 1864

    We have one "institution" that is most decidedly a credit to our city, and that is the Madison Hotel. It is undoubtedly the best kept, as well as the most commodious and comfortable hotel in the State.

    Evidently our friend Kirchner "knows how to keep a hotel." Whilst at Indianapolis the other day, several of our former citizens expressed to us the wish that the Madison Hotel might be transported to that city. Well, Indianapolis can't expect to be ahead in everything. 
  • Saturday, March 01, 2014 4:00 AM
    We perceive that in some instances signs of warning have been put out in the front of the residences of those families where small-pox prevails. 
  • Saturday, February 01, 2014 4:00 AM
    January 5, 1864 Mersrs. Editors: Permit me through the columns of your paper to return the thanks of the 91st and 93rd companies Invalid Corps, commanded by Lieutenant John Kenoler, to the citizens and ladies, especially, of Madison, for the excellent dinner and good things generally, brought by them to our quarters on New Year's Day. 
  • Saturday, December 21, 2013 4:00 AM
    December 4, 1863

    Sixth Indiana.

    Capt. Newland has just received from Lieut. Barrett, under date of Nov. 26th, a brief letter showing the part borne by the "Bloody Sixth" in the gallant action at Mission Ridge. The Sixth and Louisville Legion, consolidated, form part of the brave Gen Hazen's Brigade, which in the triumphant assault by our army was the first on the Ridge. Here eighteen pieces of artillery and twelve hundred prisoners were captured. In this charge the Sixth lost fourteen killed and about fifty wounded. The writer, however, does not give a full list of the casualties... 

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