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     Heintzelman s.   Rawlings.   The Merri-
two burnt houses, a log fire burning in front.
Johnson goodnaturedly summoned the General,
to whom I presented Brigham, when we talked
for three quarters of an hour about things in
general.       Mc Clellan was expected on the mor-
row.     Meantime Hall made a sketch of the scene
for Frank Leslie s.      Steiner appeared and left.
Mrs Heintzelman came out of tent and rode
off in wagon with her husband for Fortress Mon-
roe.   Heine, Hunt and Mc Kever were present
intermittently and Moses, seeing me converse with
the General, invited me to some whiskey.       Brig-
ham strolled off to join friends, leaving Hall
and myself to return by boat to the Hygeia,
where we ate a bad supper, ordered a wood fire
in our room and fell to drawing and scribbling.
  26.  Wednesday.   Bad breakfast.    Rawlings
discoursing on the high time  he and his crowd 
had at Max Weber s (now a Brigadier General)
yesterday, involving dinner, champagne and
music.   (Hall and I had heard the crowd keep-
ing it up on their return, and a negro going-
through the passages, crying out that Dr Raw-
lings wanted All the Correspondents, when we
incontinently locked the door.)   To the Quarter-
masters and Brigham.        Talk.  Expectation that
the Merrimac may come out again and play the
devil with things in general.   (This anticipation
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page eighty-two
Description:Regarding the camp of General Heintzelman.
Date:1862-03-25
Subject:Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Heine, Captain; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter, Mrs.; Hunt, Captain; Johnson (military officer); McClellan, George B.; McKeever, Chauncey; Merrimac (Ship); Military; Military camp life; Moses, Captain; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Rawlings, Augustus; Steiner; Weber, Max
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.