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          mac.   Dr Noyes.   Davis, of Harpers.
was chronic at Fortress Monroe: how many times
was I confidently assured by Brigham that the
much dreaded  rebel monster  was sure to appear
on the morrow.)     Brigham had witnessed the fight
with the Monitor and described it to me.       Into the
fort, examining maps.         Brigham left us.       By
the Hygeia met Dr Noyes, once of the Knickerbocker,
who told me he had something to do in the quarter-
master s department.      After dinner mounted horse
and rode alone to Camp Hamilton, where I wit-
nessed a brigade drill by Gen. Wool.  Saw one
of Heintzelman s aids there, also Rawlings, on a
horse he couldn t ride.   At his suggestion we put
out across the field to the tent of some young of-
ficer, where, after a drink of whiskey, I left and
galloped to Hampton.     The 63rd Penn and the
40th New York had moved their camps, the field
being scarred with their tent fires.       Spits of rain
and snow   all right in india-rubber overcoat.
Through ruined houses and across dilapidated
gardens to Heintzelman s.  The General, Dr Tripler,
Moses and Mc Kever by log-fire.       Back to the
Hygeia by 6 P. M.        A stroll to dock with Hall
after supper.     Accosted by Davis, artist to Har-
per s Weekly, a very young-looking fellow, not
prepossessing; he travelled with Russell the
Times Correspondent in the South, got into trouble
there and, I believe, lied considerably against the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page eighty-three
Description:Mentions meeting Davis, an artist for ''Harper's Weekly.''
Date:1862-03-26
Subject:Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Davis (artist); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Knickerbocker.; McKeever, Chauncey; Merrimac (Ship); Military; Military camp life; Monitor (Ship); Moses, Captain; New York Infantry Regiment, 40th; New York times.; Noyes, Dr.; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 63rd; Rawlings, Augustus; Russell, Dr.; Tripler, Dr.; Wool, John Ellis
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.