Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Cushing, Edward H. (1829-1879) The Tri-weekly telegraph. [Vol. 28, no. 23, whole no. 3518 (May 9, 1862)]

NOT AVAILABLE DIGITALLY Online access and copy requests are not available for this item. If you would like us to notify you when it becomes available digitally, please email us at reference@gilderlehrman.org and include the catalog item number.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.51.035 Author/Creator: Cushing, Edward H. (1829-1879) Place Written: Houston, Texas Type: Newspaper Date: 9 May 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 47.7 x 33 cm.

Summary of Content: Proclamation by the Louisiana governor. Editorial on the place of Texas in the U.S. Notes from the diary of Gen. A.S. Johnston's aid, Maj. D.M. Hayden. An act to provide for the public defense, and an ordinance for the fire department. An explanation of false information printed in Philadelphia.

Background Information: A detailed inventory is available.

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 AmericaGovernment and CivicsSoldier's DiaryConfederate General or LeaderLawFirefightingUnion GeneralMilitary Law

Sub Era: The American Civil War

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources