Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It turns out . . .

. . . says the Washington correspondent of the N. Y. Tribune – that the order from the War Department, prohibiting all correspondents from accompanying the army under the immediate command of Gen. McClellan, was framed merely for the purpose of excluding Russell; the government being unwilling to give facilities for acquiring knowledge of the operations of our armies to a man who does not owe allegiance to the United States, and whose letters, appearing beyond its control may give information to the enemy prejudicial to the service.  Secretary Stanton’s order of prohibition to correspondents has been revoked.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Saturday Morning, April 12, 1862, p. 2

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