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    [Civil War]. The Tri-Weekly Telegraph. Vol. XXVIII, No. 146, Whole No. 3643, two pages, 12" x 18", Houston, February 20, 1863. Features a satirical, larger-than-life biographical sketch of Stonewall Jackson, reprinted from a New York paper. Also features a letter to the paper by Lt. Gen. L. V. Snooks concerning his role in the Battle of Galveston where he writes: "I have noticed quite a number of communications in your paper, relative to the 'gallantry' of certain individuals and certain corps therein engaged. I have waited, patiently, to see if some of your correspondents would have the manhood to do me justice in your columns, by recording my achievements on the morning of the 1st, but, so far, have been disappointed." Uneven toning. Folds weakened. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.

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    Benjamin Armistead Shepherd was born in Virginia on May 14, 1814. Due to the poor conditions of the land and a dwindling family fortune, he left Virginia in the 1830s and arrived in Galveston, Texas. He married Mary Dobson in 1841 and settled in the growing town of Houston. A personal friend of General Sam Houston (whom he had met at age 19), Shepherd established himself as a prominent landowner and one of the foremost citizens of Houston, involving himself in many entrepreneurial adventures before founding and serving as president of the First National Bank of Houston in 1866. In 1875, he arrived in the newly formed San Jacinto County where he organized the town of Shepherd along the proposed Houston, East, and West Texas Railway. He died in Houston in 1891.



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