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Cushing, Edward H. (1829-1879) The Tri-weekly telegraph. [Vol. 27, no. 115, whole no. 1412 (December 18, 1861)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.51.011 Author/Creator: Cushing, Edward H. (1829-1879) Place Written: Houston, Texas Type: Newspaper Date: 18 December 1861 Pagination: 2 p. ; 47.7 x 33 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter to the editor about the "Stay Law." Arms from England for the Confederate soldiers. Evacuation of Galveston. Report of the Bates regiment and General Floyd's camp. Speech of William L. Yancey at the Fishmongers' Company. Kentucky admitted, Great fire at Charleston.

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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: Civil WarMilitary HistoryTexasAmerican WestConfederate States of AmericaGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsLawWeaponryMilitary CampConfederate General or LeaderWartime Pillaging and DestructionFirefightingFinanceDebt

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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