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		  The  Monitor. 

[photograph]
Deck view of the Monitor with her Crew.

[Gunn s diary continued]
of the compass.
This pilot-house
was struck
during the sea-
fight by the
Merrimac s
shot, as also
the turret; the
indentations
caused by the 
cannon-balls
may be seen
in the photograph
to the right of
the cylinder.  The

[photograph]
Captain Jeffries

[Gunn s diary continued]
deepest dent
however was 
visible just 
above the water
line on the side
of the vessel.
It lay abso-
lutely still,
being not af-
fected by the
motion of the
waves, even
to the slightest 
oscillation.
This added
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page ninety-one
Description:Describes a tour of the ''Monitor.''
Date:1862-03-29
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jeffries, Captain; Merrimac (Ship); Monitor (Ship); Peninsular Campaign (Va.)
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.