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1862 September 24: No More Hudson North Star

September 29, 2012

Following are the smaller articles from The Hudson North Star and The Prescott Journal of September 24, 1862.  You will notice in the first article that this is the last issue of the North Star that either editor—Sidney Star or Joe Elwell—is involved with until after the War.  Unfortunately for us, it is also the last issue of the North Star that we have until 1866.

From The Hudson North Star:


With this issue of the STAR, Dr. I. N. VAN SLYKE assumes the editorial charge of the paper.  During the absence of both the proprietors at the seat of war, we ask for Dr. VAN SLYKE the same encouragement which we have always received at your hands, and which his talents and integrity so justly entitle him.

We have reason to expect that the policy which the STAR has advocated, since the war commenced, will be pursued by our successor, for with us he has been an honorable and active member of the grand union party since its formation, and believes, in common with the masses, that, while our brothers and fathers are bleeding and dying on the tented field, it is no time for wrangling over party politics at home.

While at home, we shall act as corresponding editors to the paper, and we trust, that with Dr. VAN SLYKE at the helm, we shall be able to make the STAR a welcome visitor to the homes of our friends in the St. Croix Valley.


— The 30th Regiment will go into camp in a few days, at Madison.

DEAD.—The sad intelligence has been received here, that CHARLES WADE and Wm. W. HATCH, members of the Hudson City Guards, have recently died in the hospital of New Orleans.  We have no particulars of their death, and can only say that, two praiseworthy and noble young men have laid their lives upon their country’s alter [sic], while in its service for the defence of the precious inheritage bequeathed us by our fathers.

“SKEDADDLED.”—From the following advertisement, which has been handed us for publication, we judge one man of Capt. HARRIMAN’S [Samuel Harriman] company is better adapted for retreating than fighting.  God have mercy on a coward :


The above reward will be given for the arrest and return of CHARLES COLBETH, a private in the 30th Regiment, Wis. Vol.  Said COLBETH is 22 years and 10 months old, is five feet eight and a half inches high, has blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, and white liver.

The above reward must include all expenses, as the government cannot afford to expend more on that class of beings.

Hudson, Sept. 16th, 1862.

PERSONAL.—Capt. A. D. GRAY [Almon D. Gray], who has been with the gallant 16th Wisconsin Volunteers, since their organization, in consequence of ill health resigned his commission, and arrived at his home in this place, on Monday last.  Capt. GRAY has seen and performed hard service, as only a faithful soldier can.

Lieut. OTIS MARSHALL who enlisted in the St. Croix Rifles, one of the companies of the 1st Wisconsin Regiment, has also arrived here.—Lieut. Marshall has been commissioned for meritorious conduct while in service, and assigned to one of the companies in the St. Croix Valley.  We congratulate Lieut. MARSHALL on his promotion and the position assigned him among his friends, also the boys for being so fortunate in having the services of an experienced officer.

COUNTIES TO BE CREDITED.—Governor Salomon has issued the following proclamation :

MADISON, August 8.

I am notified by the War Department that I will have the power to credit the several counties with the number of men already sent from the several counties into the United States service, and I shall certainly do so in making the arrangements for drafting.

E. SALOMON, Governor.

The following appeared in both newspapers:

— Captain M. M. Samuels [Maurice M. Samuel] writes us from Superior City that he arrived at that place safe and well on the 6th inst.  On his route he visited many Indians, all of whom were peacefully inclined.  He says he thinks there will be no trouble with the Chippewas.  He will remain at Superior until the Indian payments come off, and will see many chiefs and hold a council with them.—Polk Co. Press.

From The Prescott Journal:

Soldiers’ Dinner.

A dinner was given by the citizens of Pierce county, to the Salomon Tigers, on the 23d.  The entertainment was inferior to none heretofore given to the different companies which have been organized in this county.  Immediately after dinner, a fine flag, made by some of the young ladies of Prescott, was presented to the company.  The presentation was made by A. H. Young, on the part of the ladies, and was received by Col. D. J. Dill for the company.

The whole proceeding was a “big thing,” and passed off to the entire satisfaction of all present.

— The 25th Regiment passed up the river last Sunday on the McClellan.  They are going into Pope’s division of Indian Warriors.1

1.  The 25th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Salomon in La Crosse and mustered into service on September 14, 1862. The regiment was then ordered to Saint Paul, Minnesota, on September 19, and briefly assigned to duty on the Northwestern frontier during the Dakota Indian War. It then moved to Camp Randall in Madison, where it remained until February, 1863.

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