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	From New York to Washington.
with me and we returned to the ferry together,
parting on the other side, amid all the din and
clang of the dep t.      Charley took the cars to his
home and wife and I leant back to think of
what was before me as the cars train tore through
the lonely, snow-covered Jersey landscape.      It
was very dark and chilly by the time we reached
Philadelphia or its Kensington suburb, and I thought
of poor Greatbatch and my last visit here, while
a foolish posse of girls and young men, who had crow-
ded in, cackled inharmoniously.         A ride by horse
car for three miles or so   gong   noise   blare of
light   change of cars and off for Baltimore.
The new cars had a stove and fire, welcome
enough, so I ate my last sandwich, finished
a pocket flash of whiskey and dozed.   Balti-
more.       Dark streets with houses having lights
in their upper windows   people going to bed  
a few idlers at thresholds and lonely, leisurely pe-
destrians going home.   An odd whirl of ideas in
  9.  Sunday.}       my head; thoughts of the past and
present; of being  drawn to the Loadstone rock, 
of Hannah s portrait in my breast pocket, of what
I was going to and of what was doing at 132 Blee-
cker street.        Dozing as well as I could with the
glare of a lamp in my eyes.         Day breaking over
lonely rivers, bridges and patches of brown Mary-
land forest.      Next the District of Columbia.    A
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page twenty-five
Description:Describes his journey by train to Washington.
Date:1862-03-08
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Railroad travel; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; [Jersey City, New Jersey]; Baltimore, Maryland; [Washington], District of Columbia
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker Street
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.