Biography and History

Joseph Howard's career as a journalist was long and distinguished. As war correpondent for the New York Times during the Civil War, he was present at the 1st Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Ball's Bluff. He was arrested and imprisoned for 14 weeks in 1864 as a result of a journalistic burlesque known as the "Bogus Proclamation." He was later appointed official military recorder, reporting the trials of Confederate spies. Howard covered many famous events of the 19th century, including the trial and execution of Charles Guiteau, the death and funeral of Ulysses S. Grant and the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Source: From the finding aid for C0452

  • Joseph Howard Scrapbooks. 1875-1908 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0452

    The Joseph Howard Scrapbooks collection consists of journalist Joseph Howard's scrapbooks of press clippings and articles he wrote over the years for several New York City newspapers.