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Cushing, Edward H. (1829-1879) The Tri-weekly telegraph. [Vol. 27, no. 112, whole no. 1409 (December 11, 1861)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.51.009 Author/Creator: Cushing, Edward H. (1829-1879) Place Written: Houston, Texas Type: Newspaper Date: 11 December 1861 Pagination: 2 p. ; 47.7 x 33 cm.

Summary of Content: Narrative by Gen. Beauregard about the battle of Manassas. Letters to the editor from various people. A letter describes the activities of the ladies of Bellville in supporting the local hospital, and another letter is addressed to the patriotic ladies of Texas. An editorial about the position of the enemy. Report on the Bayou City Guard. The subjection of Maryland. Proceedings from the Confederate Congress, Schooner "waterman" wrecked, Fire at Georgetown, Richmond families leaving, general Bragg's Congratulatory Order.

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The Telegraph and Texas Register, later variously known as the Weekly, Tri-weekly, or Daily Telegraph, was the first newspaper in Texas to achieve a degree ...of permanence. The paper was begun on 10 October 1835 and it became the official organ of the Republic of Texas, organized a few months later. After a decline, Edward H. Cushing took charge of the paper in 1856, restoring the Telegraph to preeminence among Texas papers. From 1861 to 1865 the Telegraph encountered the same difficulties as other Confederate papers, particularly shortage of newsprint, resorting to using wallpaper and wrapping paper. When federal forces closed the Mississippi River, Cushing organized a pony express to gather and forward the news. On 6 February 1864 the Daily Telegraph replaced the Tri-Weekly Telegraph. See More

People: Cushing, Edward Hopkins, 1829-1879

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)Civil WarMilitary HistoryTexasAmerican WestConfederate States of AmericaBattleConfederate General or LeaderHospitalCharity and PhilanthropyWomen's HistoryUnion ForcesGovernment and CivicsMaritimeRefugeesFirefighting

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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