The Old Man Remembered

Published:April 29, 2011 by Brendan Wolfe

As mentioned earlier, on this day in 1861 John McCausland accepted his first Civil War command. Almost sixty-six years later, the newspapers reported his death. (The dude was old! And he had a certain look about him, wouldn’t you say?) For no particular reason other than I love old newspapers and old headlines, here are two presentations of the same Associated Press obituary, which ran in January 1927. On the left is the Chicago Daily Tribune. On the right, the Washington Post.