From that previous blog entry:
"Also find at the museum a variety of presentations in the form of a notional newspaper: 'THE WESTERN INDEPENDENT' the topics: 'ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE UPPER MIDDLE-WEST'"
Here begins a series of blog entries, extracts with my commentary from those presentations as seen at the Civil War Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA.
"Editors and Reporters"
"The Chicago Tribune was the largest and most influential Midwestern newspaper during the Civil War, rivaling papers from Washington D.C., Baltimore and New York. The Tribune employed as many as 29 correspondents and its editors included Charles H. Ray and Joseph Medill. In November 1861, the Tribune said 'spent more money for news telegrams and correspondents than any newspaper out of New York.'"
The Chicago Tribune ardent Republicans and supporters in a major way of abolition.
See headlines of the Chicago Tribune as reporting events as they transpired at the very end of the war, April 1865: