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	  Arrival of Gen. Mc Clellan
Brigham looked in for half an hour to tell the
news.            Gen. Mc. Clellan arrived off Fort-
ress Monroe at 5  , but did not come ashore,
there being much speculation as to his reason for
not doing so; the general opinion being the exis-
tence of unamicabale relations between him and
old Gen. Wool, the latter was said to resent the 
younger man s appointment over his head.  Heint-
zelman and the other generals took a boat and went
to visit their superior officer.         It was surmised
that we should either advance on the morrow, or 
go into camp at Newport s News.          A stormy
night, with heavy rain, thunder and lightning.
  3.  Thursday.   A sunny, hot day after
the storm.   Round to the quartermasters and
post office.  Hall, Brigham and I bothered by
neglect from the home authorities, the first and
best for lack of money, the second for authority to
get a horse.      Brigham advances me $20, in
gold.       Lieut. Mc Elrath, again, trying to get
horses disembarked from transport, another
vessel lying between it and the wharf.  (He is
2nd lieutenant of the 5th. U. S. Artillery, Weed s
Battery.)    Everything seemed indifferently mana-
ged at Fortress Monroe, there appeared to be
no head, nobody responsible.    To Casemate.
Dined at Liver s and paid for it.      Out to see
the parade of the N.Y. 10th, in the hot, sunny
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred
Description:Regarding the arrival of General McClellan at Fortress Monroe.
Date:1862-04-02
Subject:Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Horses; Livers, Sergeant; McClellan, George B.; McElrath, Thomson; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 10th; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); 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.