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[newspaper clipping]
  Gen. Frederick W. Lander, whose recent
brilliant and successful charge at the head of
his troops at Paw Paw, Western Virginia,
electrified the country, died in his camp yester-
day afternoon, from congestion of the brain, 
superinduced, undoubtedly, by the debilitating
effects of the wound he received near Ed-
wards s Ferry, in his reconnoissance the day
after the fall of Col. Baker.  The country
loses, in the death of Gen. Lander, one of its
bravest and most energetic officers, and one
who had given the highest promise of valuable
service in this its time of greatest need.

[Gunn s handwriting]
March 2, 1862.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page eight
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding the death of General Lander.
Date:1862-03-02
Subject:Baker, Colonel; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lander, F.W.; Military
Coverage (City/State):Paw Paw, Virginia
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" in Virginia while traveling with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign; the Siege of Yorktown; the Battle of Williamsburg; his departure from Alexandria on the steamer Kent; the ruins of Hampton, Virginia, after it was burnt by John B. Magruder; touring the gunboat Monitor; the death of Fitz James O'Brien from a gunshot wound; Jim Parton's temporary separation from Fanny Fern; and seeing Robert E. Lee's house in Virginia.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Marriage; Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Prisoners of war (Confederate); Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Slavery; Slaves; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; Alexandria, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia; Yorktown, Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia
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.