SNIPPETS OF HISTORY NEWS: ‘ Gen.Robert Lee Surrenders to Gen.Ulysses Grant 150 Years Ago & AP Reported ‘

#AceHistoryNews – USA:April.04: When Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in a farmhouse parlor in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865, standing with other war correspondents in the front yard was William Downs MacGregor of The Associated Press.

The names of many AP Civil War correspondents, along with their original manuscript reports, have been lost.

But those like MacGregor, whose names were occasionally printed beneath their dispatches, are remembered for delivering disciplined and restrained accounts in an era when reporting was often laced with shrill and sectarian opinion.
#AHN2015

Advertisements