T.C Grey

T.C. Grey, carte-de-visite, by Alexander Gardner, Washington, DC, c.1860s
T. C. Grey was a civilian newspaper reporter during the war. Originally from Middletown in Dutchess County, New York, Grey established himself as a newsman. During the Civil War, he was in the field with the Army of the Potomac as a special correspondent for the New York Tribune. He was associated with a group of men called the Bohemian Brigade—a band of journalists, photographers, and artists who were reporting back to newspapers, from the thick of the war. Before the war, he was a clerk for the U.S. Treasury. After the war, he became a successful civilian journalist for the Republican in Washington, D.C., managing editor of the Chronicle, city editor of the Star, and a member of the editorial staff of the Philadelphia Press. At the time of his death in 1885, he was writing for the Washington Post. In his personal life, Grey was married, but did not have children. His death was attributed to congested lungs and pneumonia. Grey passed away on April 2, 1885 at age 55.
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Object Name
Object Type
date made
depicted (sitter)
Grey, T. C.
Gardner, Alexander
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 15/16 in x 2 7/16 in; 10.00125 cm x 6.19125 cm
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Seville Collection
Civil War
Battle of Antietam, 1862
Civil War
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Seville Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of M.W Seville
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