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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Townsend, George Alfred 1841- (search)
Townsend, George Alfred 1841- Journalist; born in Georgetown, Del., Jan. 30, 1841; educated in Philadelphia, Pa.; entered journalism in 1860; was war correspondent for the New York World in 1864-65. and was connected with other well-known papers, including the New York Herald, Chicago Tribune, the Cincinnati Enquirer, etc., under the pen-name of Gath. He is the author of Life of Garibaldi; Real life of Abraham Lincoln; The New world compared with the old; Washington outside and inside; Mormon trials at Salt Lake; Washington Rebuilded; Tales of the Chesapeake; Life of Levi P. Morton; Tales of Gapland, etc.