U.S. History

"Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey"

Peter Carlson

About the Program

Peter Carlson recalls the capture of journalists Albert Richardson and Junius Browne by Confederate forces at the Battle of Vicksburg.   The reporters, covering the war for the New York Tribune, were sent to multiple Confederate prisons over 20 months until they escaped and made their way across the Appalachians with the assistance of Union sympathizers.  Peter Carlson speaks at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
 

About the Authors

Peter Carlson

Peter Carlson is the author of K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude, Starring Nikita Khrushchev, America's Most Unlikely Tourist.  He is a former reporter and columnist for The Washington Post.  For more information, visit petercarlsonauthor.com.


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"Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey"

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  • Monday, September 2nd at 7am (ET)
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  • Sunday, July 28th at 10pm (ET)
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