A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans: The Journals and Reports of Albert Gaius Hills of the Boston Journal

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McFarland, Dec 21, 2012 - History - 204 pages
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This book contains the transcribed journals and reports of a war correspondent for the Boston Journal covering the campaign that captured New Orleans in 1862. Hills' journals begin in November 1861 and describe the Union preparations for the main assault and subsequent move up the Mississippi river, the attack on forts Jackson and St. Phillip, and his impression of the captured city. His observations from Union vessels in the Gulf Squadron as he covered the war in the Gulf are also included. His articles for the Boston Journal have herein been set near timely journal entries along with other notes to help the reader understand the context of what was going on in the war at the same time. A narrative of Hills' life using available records and family documents is included.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
2
1 The Life of Albert Gaius Hills
7
2 Taking New Orleans 1862
23
3 Covering the Campaign
37
4 About the Journals of AG Hills Reporter for the Boston Journal
40
5 Journal of a Military Expedition from Boston to ____
42
6 Sketches Showing the Action on the River
109
8 New Orleans Under Occupation
118
9 AG Hills Third Journal and His Return to New Orleans
123
10 The Reports for the Boston Journal
128
Albert Gaius Hills Timeline
173
Notes
175
Bibliography
188
Index
191
Copyright

7 Memoranda of Letters Sent to the Boston Journal
116

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About the author (2012)

Albert Gaius Hills (1829-1879) spent most of his life as a reporter for the Boston Journal and covered the Civil War campaigns of generals Butler and Banks in Louisiana. Gary L. Dyson graduated from Oregon State University and after a career as an environmental with the City of Gaithersburg, he started a business, Dyson Genealogy and Historical Research. He lives in Mount Airy, Maryland.

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