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  1. Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean. Life and Adventures on the Prairies, Mountains, and Pacific Coast
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Albert Deane Richardson (1833 - 1869) was a well-known American journalist, Union spy, and author, born in Franklin, Mass. At eighteen years of age he went to Pittsburg, Pa., where he formed a newspaper connection, wrote a farce for Barney Williams, and appeared a few times on the stage. In 1857 he went to Kansas, taking an active part in the political struggle of the territory, attending antislavery meetings, making speeches, and corresponding about the issues of the hour with the Boston Journal. He was also secretary of the territorial legislature. Two years later he went to Pike's Peak, the gold fever being then at its height, in company with Horace Greeley, between whom and Richardson a lasting friendship was formed. In the autumn of 1859 he made a journey through the southwestern territories, and sent accounts of his wanderings to eastern journals. During the winter that preceded the civil war he volunteered to go through the south as secret correspondent of the Tribune, and returned, after many narrow escapes, just before the firing on Sumter. He next entered the field as war correspondent, and for two years alternated between Virginia and the southwest, being present at many battles. On the night of May 3,1863, he undertook, in company with Junins Henri Browne, a fellow correspondent of the Tribune, and Richard T. Colburn, of the New York "World, to run the batteries of Vicksburg on two barges, which were lashed to a steam tug. After they had been under fire for more than half an hour, a large shell struck the tug, and, bursting in the furnace, threw the coals on the barges and then set them on fire. Out of 34 men, 18 were killed or wounded and 16 were captured, the correspondents among them. The Confederate government would neither release nor exchange the Tribune men, who, after spending eighteen months in seven southern prisons, escaped from Salisbury, N. C, in the dead of winter, and, walking 400 miles, arrived within the national lines at Strawberry Plains, Tenn., several months before the close of the war.

•Westward and 'Westward, American Wines of the West.
•A Glance at Wyandotte, Kansas
•A War Reminiscence. Origin of the Kansas Troubles.
•First Visit to Leavenworth
•Deadly Affray at the Polls.
•Wild Fruits of the Prairies
•Night Rides on the Prairies
•Governor Denver makes his Debut
•An Imaginary City
•A Party of Peace-makers
•Feminine Smokers of Tobacco
•A Bit of Legislative Fun
•Great Stampede for the Mines
•Horace Greeley's Wide-spread Fame
•Starting for the Gregory Diggings
•Little Raven as a Devotee
•The Great Missouri Iron Mountains
•Life at Fort Smith Arkansas
•News of Broderick's Death
•Preaching Easier than Practice
•From El Paso to Santa Fe
•A Stray Printer and Journalist
•From Taos to Denver, Colorado
•A Night with a Squatter
•A Summer Day in Denver
•Starting up the Mountains
•Starting Westward again, Indian Murders and Depredations
•Virginia Dale
•The City of the Future
•From Salt Lake City Westward
•Carson City and Carson Valley
•Warm Climate of Pacific Coast
•A Frontier Supreme Court
•Discovery of Yosemite Valley
•Invited to Celestial Hospitalities
•The Raw Winds of San Francisco
•Excursion on the Pacific Railroad
•From Salt Lake to Montana.
•Lewis and Clark's Great Expedition
•A Visit to Owyhee. Ruby City
•The Telegraph a Miracle
•Native Costumes. Old Cathedral
•A Ride through Illinois. Atchison; Sumner: Leavenworth; Topeka. A Convention
•From Saint Joseph to Omaha
•Pandemonium on Wheels
•Comstock Lode
•New Year's Day

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