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	Camp Life.     With the 62nd Penn.
to Hampton and Heintzelman s Headquarters,
in company with young fellows of the signal corps.
A talk with the General.           Heine sick in his tent,
where I visited him.       He sat up, in slippers, on the
edge of his stretcher or mattrass and complained that
he had once been  poisoned  by some drug put into ref-
fee by a Secesh family, on the Potomac, a loose asser-
tion which, I heard, he afterwards preposterously fas-
tened on Hunt and Mc Kever.    I am sure it was all
bosh.        Being joined by Hall who had followed
on foot, went with him and Brigham to the 63rd
Pennsylvanians.   Hays absent, on court-martial.
Brigham left us.      To Riley s tent, in front of which,
seated astride of a wooden horse, or parallel pole
supported by two uprights, were half a dozen  skulks 
or offending soldiers, so designated by a rough board
above them.    Some had stirrups, some not.   The
punishment became unpleasant enough after half
an hour or so.         Riley proved very hospitable, giving
us a beef-steak supper.         A stroll through the camp
subsequently; to the hospital tent and the sutler s,
where we drank lager-bier with the officers
there assembled, to whom I was severally and 
specially introduced.      Anon we returned across
the dark, damp field, intersected by ditches and
puddles, to Hays  tent.       There we stayed for two
hours, talking and drinking.            Among those pre-
sent was a man who had lived in Michigan, on
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page ninety-eight
Description:Regarding a visit to the camp of the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry.
Date:1862-04-01
Subject:Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Hays, Alexander; Heine, Captain; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Hunt, Captain; McKeever, Chauncey; Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 62nd; Riley, Colonel; United States Army, Signal Corps
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.