Howard, Joseph, 1833-1908

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Joseph Howard's career as a journalist was long and distinguished. As war correpondent for the New York TIMES during the Civil War, he was present at the 1st Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Ball's Bluff. He was arrested and imprisoned for 14 weeks in 1864 as a result of a journalistic burlesque known as the "Bogus Proclamation."

He was later appointed official military recorder, reporting the trials of Confederate spies. Howard covered many famous events of the 19th century, including the trial and execution of Charles Guiteau, the death and funeral of Ulysses S. Grant and the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge.

From the description of Joseph Howard scrapbooks, 1880-1908. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 177441068

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associatedWith Alger, Horatio, 1832-1899. person
associatedWith Brown, James Wright, 1873-1959. person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
correspondedWith Palmer, Albert Marshman, 1838-1905, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York


Birth 1833-06-03

Death 1908-03-31



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