Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Russell, Sir William Howard

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RUSSELL, SIR WILLIAM HOWARD, an English journalist; born in Lilyvale near Dublin, March 28, 1820. He was special correspondent of the London “Times” in the Danish War in Schleswig-Holstein (1850); in the Crimea (1854-1855); in India during the Sepoy Mutiny (1857-1859); in the Italian campaign (1859); in the United States during the Civil War, and known as “Bull Run Russell” and its war correspondent in the Austro-Prussian War (1866); in the Franco-German War of 1870; in the war in South Africa (1879-1880); in the Egyptian War (1883-1885). He published: “Extraordinary Men” (1853); “The Crimean War” (1855-1856); “My Diary in India”; “My Diary During the Last Great War” (1873); “The Prince of Wales's Tour” (1877); “Hesperothen” (1882); and others. He received various honors from foreign governments and was knighted in 1895 in recognition of his achievements. He died Feb. 11, 1907.