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   Washington   Bayard Taylor   Gurowski.
went to bed.
  12.  Wednesday.   Scribbling in my
room after a sally out to purchase ink.  A
second-rate Southern hotel dinner.   To Wash-
ington by the 4 o clock boat.    Found Bayard
Taylor in the Tribune Office, sitting with a
very sunburnt face and rough blue shirt,
coat off, writing his account of the evacuation
of Manassas, from which he had just re-
turned.    He regarded it, rightly, as a suc-
cess on the part of the Confederates and a hu-
miliation to the Union troops or rather their
monstrously be-puffed general.     Having
stabled my horse I went to the Ebbitt House
and joined Edge at dinner.    With him in
his room, taking it easy.      After tea to the
Tribune Office where I found Wilkeson and
Meyer, wrote to Haney and Jack Edwards
and tarried till Edge came.        There came
also the Count Gurowski, exhibiting some
of his arbitrary Russian manners to those
present and incidentally to me, when I respond-
ed coolly, deliberately and contemptuously, on
which he moderated his tone a little.        He
has some office in Washington   that of libra-
rian, I think.           Meantime Wilkeson was
dictating rapidly from information gathered
by one of the reporters.    There was no pur-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page forty-one
Description:Describes his day spent in Washington.
Date:1862-03-11
Subject:Civil War; Clothing and dress; De Gurowski, Adam G., count; Edge; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Military; Myer; New York tribune.; Taylor, Bayard; Wilkeson
Coverage (City/State):Washington, [District of Columbia]
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.