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    To Alexandria.  The Count de Paris   the
		Hendricks couple.
dled, go to t other stable for horse-cloth, then
off for Alexandria again.      I find Hall, who
has stayed at the Ebbitt House during the
past night, waiting for me on the ferry-boat,
and also meet Dayton.      Hendricks is on 
board, too, who introduces me to a fair haired
woman with scantyish curls and teeth a la 
Carker, as his wife.          This lady seemed very 
accessible. (Boweryem, who knew both, at the
Unitary Home, says they may shake hands on
the question of conjugal unchastity.)   I saw on
board also, a tall young man with a rather
good-humored expression on a not at all aris-
tocratic countenance; this was the Comte de
Paris, who may be King of France some day.
He was drest in uniform, and wore an india-
rubber palet t.    Mrs Hendricks said  he wasn t
broad enough about the shoulders.     At Alex-
andria; inquiry for Heintzelman, I riding,
Hall tramping through the mud.   Met  Shones, 
Wyndham s orderly, who hailed me enthusiast-
ically, told me that the General was at the te-
legraph office and piloted us hither.       Saw
Heintzelman, presented another letter from
Wilkeson (which I had attempted to deliver that
morning, at the general s house in Washington)
and introduced Hall.          Embarkation in pro-
gress; told to return at 6 P. M.             Witnessed
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page sixty-four
Description:Regarding his return to Alexandria.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Civil War; Dayton, F.V.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Hendricks; Hendricks, Mrs.; Jones (soldier); Military; Paris, Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans, comte de; Wilkeson, Samuel
Coverage (City/State):Alexandria, [Virginia]
Scan Date:2010-06-14


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.