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On This Day: August 10

1835 - Journalist Horace White Born

On this date Horace White, economist and journalist raised in Beloit, was born in Colebrook, New Hampshire. His father had been a representative for the New England Emigrating Company that secured Beloit land for settlement for his group in 1836-1837. In 1854 he became city editor at the Chicago Evening Journal. In 1855 he became the Chicago agent for the New York Associated Press and in 1857 Horace White accepted a position at the Chicago Tribune, where he also became a stockholder. White was the paper's reporter for the Lincoln-Douglas Debates and the Washington correspondent during the Civil War. He died in New York City on September 16, 1916. [Source: Beloit College Archives]

1865 - (Civil War) 8th Light Artillery musters out

The 8th Wisconsin Light Artillery mustered out after fighting in the battles of Corinth, Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga. The regiment lost only 28 men during service.