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Cushing, Edward H. (1829-1879) The Tri-weekly telegraph. [Vol. 28, no. 32, whole no. 3527 (May 30, 1862)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.51.043 Author/Creator: Cushing, Edward H. (1829-1879) Place Written: Houston, Texas Type: Newspapers Date: 30 May 1862 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Letters from Mr. William H. Seat, the 2nd regiment Texas infantry, Captain William Christian. Mexican war news, with a decree by Benito Juarez and a French protest. Letter from New Orleans, North Carolina, and Galveston. General Jeff Thompson's naval battle at Plum Point.

People: Cushing, Edward H.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Battle, Civil War, Military History, Texas, American West, Confederate States of America, Latin and South America, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, France, Confederate General or Leader, Navy

Sub Era: The American Civil War