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[newspaper clipping]
  Gen. Lander meantime brought up Col. Carroll
with the 8th Ohio Regiment, and the 7th Virginia,
Col. Evans, for a support.  Col. Anastanzel encoun-
tered the enemy at the head of the pass, two miles
from Blooming.  He was met by a sharp fire, and
halted his command, instead of pushing through it,
to the front.  On hearing the firing Gen. Lander
came up and ordered Anastanzel forward.  The men
faltered before the musketry of the enemy, when
Lander saying,  follow me,  halting at the head of
the column only long enough to tell the men to re-
member their holy mission and follow their General
to victory.  His appeal was answered by one private
named John Cannon, a Virginia refugee.  Gen. Lan-
der charged, followed by Major Armstrong, Assist.
Adjutant-General; Fitz James O Brien, the well-
known poet of his staff, and Major Bannister, Pay-
master U. S. A., who had volunteered for the expe-
dition.  A group of Rebel officers were distant about
300 yards, encouraging their men.  Gen. Lander
being mounted on his celebrated horse, outran the
rest of the party, and cut off the retreat of the Rebel
officers,  Surrender, gentlemen,  he said, and coolly
dismounting, extended his hand to receive the sword
of Col. Baldwin, whom an instant before he had ap-
peared to outside observers to be riding directly
over.  Five of the Rebel officers surrendered to
Gen. Lander, and four more, immediately afterward,
to the officers of his staff, among them the Assistant
Adjutant General of Gen. Carson.

[Gunn s handwriting]
Letter is N. Y. Tribune describing 
a Skirmish at Blooming Gap.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and forty-two
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding a skirmish at Blooming Gap.
Subject:Anastanzel, Colonel; Armstrong, H. G.; Baldwin, Colonel; Bannister, Major; Cannon, John; Carroll, S. S.; Civil War; Evans, Colonel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lander, F.W.; Military; New York tribune.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Ohio Infantry Regiment, 8th; Virginia Infantry Regiment, 7th (Union)
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post,"" boarding house life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.