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deserted wife lives in that vicinity now with her
children, laboring for and keeping them as best she
can.        Lastly Livers  daughter Liz (or Mrs Johnny
Clark) died at Fortress Monroe about a year ago
and is buried in the vicinity.      After this talk
the grand-daughter played and sang for our enter-
tainment; Mrs Livers appearing very good-natured.
Livers is a Marylander, of course a pro-slavery
man, ignorant withal.   Quoth he when I told
him my business:  The Philistines are on us! You
and I are dead contrary.    Back to Casemate No
7, to roast oysters, whiskey and talk.           Capt.
Richardson and Skeet in.   The latter had once belong-
ing ed to the British Volunteers and knew Robert-
son and Boweryem.
  1.  Tuesday.   News from Brigham that Dana
has left the Tribune, his position being filled by
Sidney H. Gay.  (This happened, as I learnt af-
terwards, in consequence of a difference of opinion on
the Mc Clellan question, Dana utterly disbelieving
in  little Mac  and going in for expressing the same,
by continuing the hot and heavy fire in the Tribune;
the rest of the shareholders desiring to slacken the
same.)     Loafing.       In casemate: Winchester  of-
ficer of the day.         Dined at restaurant with
Brigham; then to stable and horse.         A gallop
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page ninety-seven
Description:Describes a talk with Sergeant Livers at Fortress Monroe.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Creecey, Mrs.; Dana, Charles A.; Fort Monroe (Va.); Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Livers, Liz; Livers, Sergeant; Livers, Sergeant, Mrs.; McClellan, George B.; Military; New York tribune.; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Publishers and publishing; Richardson, Captain; Robertson; Skeet; Winchester, S.
Coverage (City/State):[Hampton, Virginia]
Scan Date:2010-06-14


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.