New York Herald correspondent tried for espionage

New York Herald war correspondent Thomas Wallace Knox was tried by a federal court martial at Young's Point, Louisiana for espionage and disobeying military orders. After a fourteen day trial, he was found guilty and barred from the war zone. Abraham Lincoln later reversed the findings. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 425.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Lawmaking/Litigating
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