Peninsula Enterprise, July 26, 1883


Lumbermen -- Personal injuryForests -- Sawmills

Mr. R. D. Lankford, sawyer for the Onancock Mill Co. died last Saturday from injuries received by a handspike thrown against him by coming in contact with the circular saw, on the Thursday previous. His remains were sent to his home at Kingston, Md., last Monday for interment.


Infrastructure -- Public : Camp meetings

A camp-meeting will be held on Tangier Island this year, about the middle of August.



Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Excursions

Gov. Stockley, of Delaware, together with the members of the Legislature of that State and the officers of that body, 54 in all, visited Chincoteague Island last Wednesday and Thursday.

The large packet, Chas. F. Ruhle, from Baltimore, with a party of excursionists, comprising merchants of that city accompanied with a band of music, arrived at Chincoteague on Saturday, July 21.


Infrastructure -- Public : Churches


A woods meeting, conducted by Rev. Wm. P. Wright of the M. E. Church South, will commence at Woodberry, in the afternoon, on 12th day of August, and continue for several days.


Fields -- Crops - Other fruit


Peaches, the early season being taken into consideration, are being shipped from this neighborhood in large quantities.

Organization of the New Board.

Infrasturcture -- Public - Government : CountyArchitecture -- Courthouses

At a meeting of the Supervisors at Accomac C. H., last Monday, the new Board was organized and Dr. J. E. Brodwater was elected chairman. At that meeting settlement was made with Mr. A. Annis Superintendent of the Poor to July 1st, 1883, and accounts for current expenses against the county were audited and allowed. The Board adjourned to meet again Wednesday the 1st day of August, to lay county levy, settle with the treasurer, and to consider propositions for building a new Court House, and to take action thereon. Through our columns and by authority of the Board every citizen of the county having suggestions to make in reference to the new Court House, whether favorable or otherwise are invited to be present.

Badly Cut.

Moral -- Other violent crime

James Bull, colored, living near Miles's wharf in Northampton County, was enticed from his house on Wednesday the 18th inst., by Stepney Ashby, Geo. Moore and Geo. Brickhouse, also colored, and attacked by them with knives. Wounds were inflicted upon almost every part of his person, and of such a character that they are likely to prove fatal. Geo. Brickhouse has not yet been arrested, but the other two assailants were safely lodged in the jail at Eastville last Saturday night by constable Gladson.

Ex-Confederates, Attention.

Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - Veterans


Please give me a short space in your columns to urge upon the Old Confederate soldiers that they, with other friends of our dead, forward me, with as little delay as possible, the names of all dead soldiers they may know; their rank, company, regiment, brigade, division, etc., the date and place, as nearly as may be of their death, and its cause, (whether disease, wounds, or killed,) with any other information they can give, such as time of enlistment, soldierly qualities, etc. In order fully to do the duty entrusted to me, such information is indispensable. I hope that this appeal will be fully met, and that our comrades who will meet on Monday next will bring me full written memoranda. They will help me very much by it.



Sec. of Confederate Camp.


Tourists and sportsmen -- Other recreation - VeteransInfrastructure -- Public : Monuments

It will be seen by a communication in another column that the Confederate Camp organized at Accomac C. H. last court day meets [illegible] it will be the pleasure of all old Confederates and their friends to furnish the statistics asked for by the Secretary. The object of the Confederate Camp "being to preserve in some enduring form the record of their gallant comrades who fell in defense of the rights and liberties of their Native State, should be dear to every Southern heart. The manner in which they propose to preserve the history of their fallen heroes, if it has assumed yet any definite form, is unknown to us. We presume, though, they purpose to do no less than publish in a substantial way the history of their lives while in the service of the Confederacy. We would suggest, however, that it is a duty which the people of Accomac owe them, to erect a monument to their memory, as has been done in every part of our State to their fallen braves, and we hope the Camp will think it in the scope of their duty to take steps to secure that object. We believe we do not misjudge the people of the county of Accomac, when we say that they will be happy to contribute liberally of their means for that purpose. We would have preserved, also, not only the record of the lives of those who fell in the late war, but of every one from this county who wore the gray, and we would suggest that amid the deliberations of the Camp the history of those living now or who have died since the war be by no means neglected. The Confederate cause is a dead one now, and no man can ever wish again for strife between the sections, but we believed we were right, and the noble defense made for our rights should be so dear to every Virginian that no one who participated in the Lost Cause should be forgotten."

Peninsula Enterprise
Accomac Court House
July 26, 1883