General Sherman looked upon journalists as a nuisance and a danger at headquarters and in the field, and acted toward them accordingly, then as throughout his great war career.
I therefore shared fully the intense chagrin of the New York and other State delegations when, on the third ballot, Abraham Lincoln received a larger vote than Seward.
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He appeared every night, like myself, at about nine o’clock, in the office of Mr. Tyler, to learn the news brought in the night Associated Press report. He knew me from the Bull Run campaign as a correspondent of the press.
He surprised me by his familiarity with details of movements and battles which I did not suppose had come to his knowledge. As he kept me talking for over half an hour, I flattered myself that what I had to say interested him.
Senator Douglas was very small, not over four and a half feet height, and there was a noticeable disproportion between the long trunk of his body and his short legs. His chest was broad and indicated great strength of lungs.
|Birth:||10th April, 1835|
|Death:||12th November, 1900|
Ferdinand Heinrich Gustav Hilgard was born in Speyer, Germany. He was an American journalist and financier who was an early president of the Northern Pacific Railway. He reported the Lincoln–Douglas debates for eastern newspapers and the Pikes Peak gold rush for the Cincinnati Daily Commercial. During the Civil War he was a war correspondent, first for The New York Herald and then for the New York Tribune. In 1881 he purchased The Nation and the New York Evening Post.
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