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Thirty-three year old war artist W.T. Crane dies in Washington D.C. of a disease of the throat

Walter T. Crane, artist's impression, detail
07/14/1865
William T. Crane was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1832 and was one of the group of "Special Artists" that Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper assembled to send back sketches and illustrations from the Civil War battlefields.  Crane sent back sketches throughout the war, notably during the campaigns in South Carolina and Georgia, and 244 of them were published in Frank Leslie's.  His last contributions involved the recent executions of the Lincoln conspirators not long before he died in Washington of throat cancer.  He was thirty-three years old. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"W.T. Crane," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, August 12, 1865, p. 333. 

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