GEORGE ALFRED TOWNSEND & GATHLAND

GEORGE ALFRED TOWNSEND & GATHLAND

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    Code: WD_GATHLAND

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    GEORGE ALFRED TOWNSEND & GATHLAND
    July 2014 Trade size paperback by Dianne Wiebe

    The youngest correspondent to cover the Civil War and a pioneer in newspaper syndication, George Alfred Townsend came from modest circumstances. Using the pen name of GATH, he rose to fame and fortune after the war, and his career brought him into contact with sitting presidents and luminaries such as Mark Twain. Though almost forgotten today in the canon of Maryland authors, GATH left a lasting legacy of literature and a most unique monument. He created a lavish summer estate near Boonsboro, Maryland, named Gaplandnow called Gathland. He also famously erected the War Correspondents Memorial Arch, a monument to fellow wartime journalists. Today, GATHs estate is preserved and interpreted by a state park and its museums. His commanding arch remains a bold reminder of the creative genius of George Alfred Townsend.

    144 pages ISBN : 9781626194717

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