In the days prior to the firing on Fort Sumter, readers of the Charleston Daily Courier were kept well informed on current events by its various correspondents. No paper in the South was better supplied with journalists, who sent in weekly, and often daily, reports from centers of interest. One of these reporters styled himself “Batchelor,” and he made a tour of Florida for the Courier.
Rogers, William Warren
"Florida on the Eve of the Civil War as Seen by a Southern Reporter,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 39
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol39/iss2/4