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	and the Mozart Regiment.     &c  
the borders of Lake Superior.   He knew my ac-
quaintances there, said that Capt Estabrook was
living on a farm, that Frank Noble was dead and
spoke of Bertha Livingstone.    A story was told
about a drunken young officer insulting old Heintzel-
man by refusing to obey his orders and calling
him  a Dutch s_n of a b___h,  which ended in
the chase and capture of the offender by the general s
orderly.          Returned with Riley to his tent and
there slept on a rather scanty hay-bed on the
floor, the stars and stripes overhead, and my
host s horse in the rear.
  2.  Wednesday.   A stroll through camp after
breakfast; the men preparing for review by Hein-
tzelman.   Joined Hall at the 63rd Penn.         Rode
back to Fortress Monroe; to Adam s Express,
in expectation of remittances from the Tribune;
none arrived.      Met Mc Elrath, anon Heine,
the latter in search of a paymaster, or somebody
who would discount his order.     Writing in case-
mate, with interruptions.    Sent off letter to Trib-
une.     Out to dinner.      A letter from Bowery-
em, inclosing one from Richard Bolton.         A
dull raw day; felt damp and achey from
last night s experience.  A  wine-prescription  by
Winchester and a doze.         An oyster supper at
the Hygeian restaurant, then hot whiskey and
an evening in-doors with Winchester and Hall.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page ninety-nine
Description:Regarding a visit to the camp of the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry.
Date:1862-04-01
Subject:Bolton, Richard; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Drunkenness; Estabrook, Captain; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Heine, Captain; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Livingstone, Bertha; McElrath, Thomson; Military; New York tribune.; Noble, Frank; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 62nd; Riley, Colonel; Winchester, S.
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.