Cadwallader, Sylvanus, 1825 or 1826-Alternative names
Journalist and public official.
From the description of Sylvanus Cadwallader papers, 1818-1904 (bulk 1862-1866 and 1880-1898). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131600
Journalist and war correspondent for the New York Herald.
From the description of Letter, 1865 Mar. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70970652
Civil War correspondent for the Chicago Times and later Correspondent in Chief of the New York Herald, Cadwallader was attached to Grant's headquarters from 1862-1865. Grant liked Cadwallader and gave him privileges and information no other journalist had. He also learned Grant's opinion of many of the other major leaders in the war and was present for their meetings. After the war he interviewed Jefferson Davis, Henry Wirz, the commander of Andersonville Prison, attended the trial and execution of the Lincoln conspirators and went on a tour with President Johnson who was promoting his reconstruction policy.
From the description of Reminiscences, 1896. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 52459505
Sylvanus Cadwallader, born in Ohio in 1825 or 1826, attended school in Ross County, Ohio, and moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the early 1850s, where he started a newspaper career before becoming co-publisher with his brother-in-law, George H. Paul, of the Milwaukee Daily News . As a journalist with Union forces after 1861, he wrote for the Chicago Times and reported on General Ulysses S. Grant’s advance on Richmond for the New York Herald, including the surrender in April 1865 of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House. Reportedly an assistant secretary of state of Wisconsin after the war, 1874-1878, he later moved to Missouri and then to San Diego, California. His account of his war experience, Three Years with Grant, as Reported by War Correspondent Sylvanus Cadwallader, written in California in 1876, was first published in 1955 (New York, Alfred A. Knopf), edited and with an introduction and notes by Benjamin P. Thomas.
From the guide to the Sylvanus Cadwallader Papers, 1818-1904, (bulk 1862-1898), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
|referencedIn||Thomas, Benjamin Platt, 1902-1956. Speech [sound recording], 1956.||Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project|
|creatorOf||Sylvanus Cadwallader Papers, 1818-1904, (bulk 1862-1898)||Library of Congress. Manuscript Division|
|creatorOf||Cadwallader, Sylvanus, b. 1825 or 6. Reminiscences, 1896.||Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library|
|creatorOf||Cadwallader, Sylvanus, b. 1825 or 6. Sylvanus Cadwallader papers, 1818-1904 (bulk 1862-1866 and 1880-1898).||Library of Congress|
|referencedIn||Parker, Ely Samuel, 1828-1895. Letter, Feb. 17, 1887.||Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library|
|referencedIn||Grierson, Francis, 1848-1927. Papers, 1889-1927.||Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library|
|creatorOf||Cadwallader, Sylvanus, b. 1825 or 6. Letter, 1865 Mar. 18.||Navarro College|
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|City Point (Hopewell, Va.)|
|New York (State)|
|War correspondents--United States|