Wikipedia: The Brooklyn Eagle, also called The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, was a daily newspaper published in Brooklyn, New York from October 26, 1841 to March 16, 1955, and is also a successor daily newspaper by the same name. It was the most popular afternoon paper in the United States at one point. Walt Whitman was its editor for two years. During the American Civil War it supported the Democratic Party; as such, its mailing privileges were revoked due to a forged letter supposedly sent by President Lincoln. The Eagle played an important role in shaping Brooklyn's civic identity, even after the once-independent city became part of the City of Greater New York in 1898. Among the Eagle’s editors were Walt Whitman, Thomas Kinsella, St. Clair McKelway, Cleveland Rogers, Frank D. Schroth, and Charles Montgomery Skinner. The original Eagle ceased publication following a prolonged strike by the Newspaper Guild. The paper was briefly revived from 1960 to 1963. The Brooklyn Public Library maintains an online archive of the Eagle through 1902.