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Cushing, Edward H. (1829-1879) Houston tri-weekly telegraph. [Vol. 30, no. 205, whole no. (February 8, 1865)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.54.30 Author/Creator: Cushing, Edward H. (1829-1879) Place Written: Houston, Texas Type: Newspaper Date: 8 February 1865 Pagination: 4 p. ; 45.7 x 29 cm

Summary of Content: Mexico offering friendship & hospitality to Confederate officers, Rebels blew up Fort Cartswell, Sherman is to partition Sea Islands abandoned by the rebels to the negroes.

Background Information: Edward Hopkins Cushing, newspaperman and horticulturist, was born in Royalton, Vermont, on June 11, 1829, to Daniel and Nancy (Anthony) Cushing.
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.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryTexasAmerican WestConfederate States of AmericaLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsRefugeesFortificationAfrican American HistoryLand TransactionUnion ForcesUnion GeneralSlaveryFreemen

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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