Thomas Lowndes Snead

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Thomas Lowndes Snead (born January 10, 1828 in Henrico County , Virginia , † October 17, 1890 in New York City ) was an American lawyer and newspaper man and a Confederate politician and officer in the Confederate Army .


Nothing is known about the youth of Thomas Lowndes Snead. He graduated from Richmond College in 1846 and the University of Virginia in 1848 before going to law school. In 1850 he moved to Missouri and settled there in St. Louis . He became a newspaper journalist. From 1860 to February 1861 he was the owner and editor of the St. Louis Bulletin. From February to early May 1861, Snead served as civil adviser and secretary to Missouri Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson (1806–1862).

After the Missouri Military Act went into effect in May 1861, Snead was appointed aide-de-camp by Governor Jackson and was granted an officer license in the Missouri State Guard . He took part in the battles of Boonville and Carthage and the battles of Wilson's Creek and Lexington . After the Missouri State Guard was united with the Confederate Army , Snead served as chief of staff for Maj. Gen. Sterling Price (1809-1867) in the Army of the West . He held the rank of colonel . In May 1864 he was elected to the Second Confederate Congress, where he served until the end of the Confederation in 1865.

After the Civil War ended , Snead moved to New York City, where he was an editor for the Daily News from 1865 to 1867 . In 1866 he was admitted to the bar in New York . Snead died of a heart attack at his home in New York City in 1890 . His body was transferred to St. Louis, where he was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery . He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • 1866: The Fight for Missouri

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e Obituary - Thomas Lowndes Snead , The New York Times, October 19, 1890, p. 3
  2. ^ A b Snead, Thomas Lowndes: The Fight for Missouri: From the Election of Lincoln to the Death of Lyon, 1886, New York: JJ Little & Co
  3. ^ A b Edwin Anderson Alderman, Charles William Kent and John Calvin Metcalf: Library of Southern Literature: Biography , Martin and Hoyt Company, 1909, p. 5009
  4. Thomas Lowndes Snead on The Political Graveyard website

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