A Journalistic Civil War Odyssey

Friday, May 17, 2013


In 1863, New York Tribune reporters Junius Browne and Albert Richardson were captured by the Confederate army in Vicksburg, Mississippi. What followed was an epic journey through an archipelago of Confederate prisons, a daring escape, and a perilous 300-mile trek to freedom. It's the subject of the book, Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: a Civil War Odyssey, due out at the end of the month. Author Peter Carlson takes Bob through the highs and lows of the adventure.


Music: Jim Taylor - Bonaparte's Retreat / Bonaparte's Charge / Bonaparte's MarchEastman Wind Ensemble - Liverpool HornpipeCraig Duncan - DixieJudy Collins - Battle Hymn of the RepublicCraig Duncan - Shiloh's Hill


Peter Carlson

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Bob Garfield


Doug Anderson, Erik Diehn, Wayne Shulmister and Jamie York

Comments [2]

peter desmond from cambridge, mass.

the previous commenter led me to more information about richardson. interesting!


May. 18 2013 07:56 PM
Mariam Touba from New York City

Thank you for this interesting tale. I admit the only thing I could remember about Albert Richardson was his being murdered by a jealous husband in a story where he wasn’t so much the villain.

May. 18 2013 09:16 AM

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