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   Embarkation of Heintzelman s Command.
the going aboard of the 22nd Mass., then to
City Hotel, to bed, and slept till 5.       Then to
Telegraph Office.   Saw Heintzelman: we to go
aboard tomorrow morning.       A stroll.     At the
sutler s liquor store where I had been with
Heine and Pyne, I introduced myself and Hall
to a Capt. Hamilton of the 105th Penn. and Col.
Hayesx of the 63rd Penn., both of whom I saw
a good deal of, afterwards.    Hamilton was a
good looking, intelligent young fellow; Hays an
old boy with a short, deep red beard, a heavy
coarse, moustache to match, an aquiline nose
and the aspect of an old campaigner.     He proved
very hearty and kindly in his subsequent acquain-
tance to both Hall and myself, especially the
former.
  22.  Saturday.   Embarkation during a
rainy morning, on board the Kent, a Balti-
more-built steamer which used to ply from
that city to Annapolis.   Got my horse aboard.
Waiting.   Presently came Heintzelman, his wife,
daughter and staff with sundry ladies, bent on bid-
ding the heroes farewell.  Among them were a Mrs
Captain Griffiths and a Miss Carroll (daughters to
a clerk in the supreme court of Washington), the
latter being decidedly pretty and resembling Matty
Edwards.     She was the belle of the party and, of
course, knew it.     To her did A. D. C. Johnson at-
		x Page 171.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page sixty-five
Description:Mentions his departure from Alexandria on the steamer ''Kent.''
Date:1862-03-21
Subject:Carroll, Miss; Civil War; Edwards, Martha; Griffiths, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Hamilton, Captain; Hays, Alexander; Heine, Captain; Heintzelman, Miss; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter, Mrs.; Johnson (military officer); Kent (Ship); Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 22nd; Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 63rd; Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 105th; Pyne
Coverage (City/State):[Alexandria, Virginia]
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.