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	       Rawlings and his talk.
of afterwards.     Back to hotel.   Wrote letters
to Hannah and to Mary Anne.       Abed by 11.
This, in to-day s
	Tribune.

[newspaper clipping]
  We learn that  Fanny Fern,  the well-known
authoress, has separated from her husband, Mr.
James Parton.

[Gunn s handwriting]
N.Y. Tribune.  March 24.

[Gunn s diary continued]
  25.  Tuesday.   Breakfast in company with
Hall, Whittemore and Rawlings.  The latter con-
demning the meal, which was a very bad one, pro-
posed bettering it by an adjournment to the restau-
rant.       He was brassy, approbative and loud in
everything, suggested that We of the N.Y. press
should procure a tent, house and negroes
  what not   for the campaign   talked of his ha-
ving a confidential charter from Raymond autho-
rizing him to go everywhere   d____d the Provost
Marshall and much more.       He professed that
F. Leslie had written to him, desiring a reconcilia-
tion, producing a letter beginning  My dear Raw-
lings.      He talked of John Brown whose exe-
cution he really witnessed, of Berghans making
a sketch of Brown s wife surreptitiously while he,
Rawlings, talked to her.       Leaving him with
Hendricks and the party of reporters to ride out
to the camp, Hall and I joined Brigham at 
his lodgings, where our shrewd friend summed
up Rawlings as a swindler, a chronic liar and
a dangerous acquaintance.     By a little steamer
to what had been Hampton, reduced to ruin
by  drunken John B. Magruder  the Confederate
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page seventy-eight
Description:Describes a conversation with Augustus Rawlings.
Date:1862-03-24
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Berghans; Brigham, William T.; Brown, John; Brown, John, Mrs.; Civil War; Fern, Fanny; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Hendricks; Journalism; Leslie, Frank; Magruder, John B.; Marriage; New York tribune.; Parton, James; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Rawlings, Augustus; Raymond, Henry J.; Whittemore
Coverage (City/State):Hampton, [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.