Lake County Civil War Round Table Meeting
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Daniel J. Johnson portrays special correspondent Thomas Morris Chester, the only black correspondent for a major daily. During the Civil War, Chester, a native of Harrisburg, Penn., was the only African American special correspondent for a major daily newspaper during the war. From August 1864 to June 1865, Chester reported exclusively on the actions of the numerous regiments of the United States Colored Troops in Maj. Gen. B. F. Butler's Army of the James.