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Albert Deane Richardson

Albert Deane Richardson

(October 6th, 1833 - December 2nd, 1869)

Albert Deane Richardson was one of the best-known journalists in America during his time, a Union spy, and author. He was a correspondent for the Boston Journal, an editor for The Western Mountaineer, and a writer for the New York Daily Tribune. Captured by the Confederates at Vicksburg in 1863, but escaped prison in 1864. Shot twice by a jealous husband, the second time fatally.

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Albert Deane Richardson
Beyond the Mississippi by Albert Deane Richardson

Life and adventure on the prairies, mountains, and Pacific coast.

Beyond the Mississippi is a travel log of Albert Richardson from a few years before and after the American Civil War. As the title suggests, he traveled west of the Mississippi through states and territories such as Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Iowa, Oregon, California, Nevada, etc. He describes nature, people, politics, and commerce. It includes exciting adventures as well as fairly dry facts such as how many bushels of grain a particular area produces. Overall it is quite readable and the...

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