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[newspaper clipping]
		  Col. Janeway.
  Col. HUGH H. JANEWAY of the First New-Jersey
Cavalry was killed last Wednesday, April 5, in one
of the battles which Sheridan fought with Lee s re-
treating army near Jettersville.
  It is but a few weeks since we spoke of the
young and distinguished officer as returning to
the command of his regiment after a furlough for
recovery from his twelfth wound.  Few men had
seen more constant, more arduous, more brilliant
service than he.  He was widely known in the
army, and generals high in command had fixed
upon him as one certain to win his way up to the
topmost round of his profession.  For he was a true
soldier, loved the military life, and had special
aptitudes for it.  And he had that without which
in this war all soldierly talent is nothing, an un-
selfish and unfailing devotion to the cause in
which he fought.
  Few officers so young are fit to be trusted with
regiment, but Col. Janeway was appointed to his
last command upon the written request of every
officer in the 1st New-Jersey Cavalry.  He had
been in that regiment all through the war; entering
it at nineteen as Second-Lieutenant, and rising
steadily through every grade till he reached the
highest.  And from the beginning to the end, his 
career is bright with heroic deeds.  Probably his
last battle was his best.  Without knowing the
details of it, we know that it was a desperate strug-
gle against a force of the enemy that was for the
moment overwhelming, but at last driven back and
routed.  It was in such an unequal conflict that the
self-forgetful and resolute courage of Col. Janeway
was certain to be most conspicuous.  Alas that
should become still more lustrous by that radiance
which settles on the head of the patriot soldier
dying early in battle for the Republic.
  His name adds another to the roll of young he-
roes and martyrs who gave up what is most prec-
ious in life to seek death for their country.  His
family is among the most eminent and wealthy in
New-Jersey.  He had every advantage which edu-
cation, talents, social position, political influence,
the allurements of riches, the refinements of home,
or the opportunities of ambition could offer.  There
was no career which was not open to him if he had
chosen to enter it; but he choose to remember
nothing except that the Republic wanted him.  Four
years he has fought for the Union and Liberty.
Scarce a battle-field in Virginia the perils of which
he did not share; and now, on the last of all, he re-
ceives the crown of his long devotion.  He sleeps
with WINTRHOP and PUTNAM, with SHAW and
LOWELL, with DAHLGREN and PRESTON with the
half-score of martyrs predominant for young, for
sweetness and nobleness of character, for the
sacrifices, for the greatness of their deaths, and
for the greatness of their fame in coming years.

[Gunn s handwriting]
1865.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page forty-eight
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding the death of Colonel Janeway of the 1st New Jersey Cavalry.
Subject:Civil War; Dahlgren; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Janeway, Hugh H.; Lowell; Military; New Jersey Cavalry Regiment, 1st; Obituaries; Preston; Putnam (soldier); Shaw (soldier); Winthrop
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.