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Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean

by Richardson, Albert D. (October 6, 1833 - December 2, 1869)

Condition: Poor

Hartford, Connecticut: American Publishing Company, 1867. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Green cloth-tape reinforcement at the spine. Heavy wear. Overall a READING COPY ONLY. BEYOND THE MISSISSIPPI. This book details a trip through Texas on the U.S. Mail coach from Preston to El Paso, with observations on the country! An important book in the history of American Westward Expansion. With more than two hundred illustrations. Albert Deane Richardson (October 6, 1833 - December 2, 1869) was a well-known American journalist, Union spy, and author. TIMELINE: Richardson was born in Franklin, Massachusetts, Oct. 6, 1833. Obtained first job with newspaper, Pittsburgh Journal, 1851. Married Mary Louise Pease, April 1855. Correspondent for the Boston Journal, 1857. Edited The Western Mountaineer of Golden City, Colorado, 1860. Journalist for the New York Daily Tribune. Captured by the Confederates at Vicksburg, May 3, 1863. Wife and daughter died. Escaped Salisbury, NC, prison, December 18, 1864. Shot by Daniel McFarland, March 14th, 1867. Wrote Through to the Pacific for the New York Tribune, May-June, 1869. Shot again by Daniel McFarland, November 25, 1869. Married Abby Sage McFarland, November, 1869; marriage performed by Henry Ward Beecher. Died December 2, 1869 (McFarland acquitted in a sensational trial). UncleAndy. First Edition. Full Cloth. Poor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.


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