By Thomas Fleming

ISBN-10: 1612307477

ISBN-13: 9781612307473

During the Civil conflict Abraham Lincoln usually discovered the implications and tolls of battles from newshounds now not generals newsmen of the time have been brave and devoted however the better of them used to be Henry Wing - at the very least that was once Lincolns opinion Wing by no means used his place because the presidents favourite reporter to realize entry to personal details as a substitute he turned Lincolns junior accomplice within the fight to win Americas bloodiest struggle right here during this short-form publication is his astounding tale

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Ironically, the first issue published by the new owner on April 15, 1865, carried headlines telling Litchfield that Abraham Lincoln had been, assassinated at Ford’s Theater. To the end of his life, Henry Wing treasured the memory of his friendship with the man from Illinois. Especially bright was that midnight moment when the weary president kissed his favorite reporter for bringing him the message that meant the Union would be saved. com � Thomas Fleming All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, in any form or by any means, without permission in writing from the publisher.

I wouldn’t run again now if I didn’t know these other fellows couldn’t save the Union on their platforms whatever they say. I can’t quit, Henry. I have to stay. ” Wing rose, his face flushed. For the first time, the president sensed what was going on in his mind. He put his hands on Wing’s shoulders, claiming him, in body and spirit, as he had on the night they met. ” he said. Henry Wing went back to the army. He stayed with the men in blue until Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox. With a shrewdness that proved Wing was a born newspaperman, he scooped other reporters on this last and biggest story of the war.

When Lincoln ordered Grant to advance on Richmond and the army began its momentous three-day march, Wing and his fellow reporters went with them. Thus, they were present for one of the most stupendous battles of the war - the Wilderness. From his entrenchments in this dense tangle of timber and brush, Lee launched a savage attack. Hordes of Confederate cavalry raced around the Union flanks to snip telegraph wires and cut all the roads to Washington. For two days, the fighting raged with unabated fury.

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