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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Shanks, William Franklin Gore 1837- Journalist; born in Shelbyville, Ky. April 20, 1837; was war correspondent for the New York Herald during the Civil War; managing editor of Harper's weekly in 1867-69; city editor of the New York Tribune in 1871-80. He founded and became editor of The daily and weekly bond buyer in 1891. He is the author of Personal recollections of distinguished Generals; an index to 40 volumes of Harper's magazine, etc. In more recent years he carried on a newspaper syndicate in New York City.