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	Alexandria, Washington, et cetera.
suaded back.   Lynn, the prisoner, had $80
in Confederate notes which, he reckoned,  wasn t
worth a cent now.       He didn t disguise his
opinions or volunteer the expression of them.
He would, in all probability, be  sworn  at
headquarters and sent about his business.
  19.  Wednesday.   To horse with chaplain
Pyne for a return to Washington; looking in
at Heintzelman s by the way and finding only
Moses.   Alexandria a lively spectacle; soldiers,
wagons, ambulances, horses, cannon.     Met
Heine, alias  Captain Poots  as he styled him-
self, in allusion to his baggy extremities, and
had a smoke and schiedam with him.        To
Washington by ferry.  The Potomac full of trans
ports, from the waters of New England to those
of Maryland.      Parted with Chaplain.     A let-
ter for me, from Edward Greatbatch.     To Eb-
bit House and Edge; dinner and a warm
bath.       At office; Edge and Hill.   Wilkeson
tells me I ve done well.     About with Edge, to
the Post Office, Telegraph office and to the
office of the Sanatory Commission, where I made
the acquaintance of Fred. Law Olmstead, author
of the best and fairest books on the South ever
written; which books will be invaluable in view
of their antecedent relation to the war.       An
oyster-stew in Pennsylvania Avenue, and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page sixty
Description:Discuses going back to Washington for a day and meeting Samuel Wilkeson.
Date:1862-03-18
Subject:Books and reading; Civil War; Edge; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heine, Captain; Hill (Washington); Lynn; Military; Moses, Captain; New York tribune.; Olmsted, Frederick Law; Prisoners of war (Confederate); Pyne; Wilkeson, Samuel
Coverage (City/State):Washington, [District of Columbia]; Alexandria, [Virginia]
Coverage (Street):Pennsylvania Avenue
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.