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	        at Old Point Comfort.
afternoon.    While looking on, near the entrance
of the Fort, there came in Gen. Mc Clellan, with
four or five of his staff, among them the Comte
de Paris.    Mc Clellan is a thickset, youngish
man, with something of the pugilist in his physio-
gnomy and appearance; nor is he at
all dignified in gait or manner.       He walked
briskly past Hall and myself, into the fort, the
guard on duty presenting arms.       The band of
the 10th struck up  Hail to the Chief!  the sol-
diers, in their picturesque Zouave uniform, presen-
ted arms, and the idlers were curious and inter-
ested.       The little party disappeared in the di-
rection of Gen. Wools house.     After the parade,
when the adjutant was reading aloud the various
punishments assigned to infractions of duty   as
 two months, hard labor,    attending drill and pa-
rade in heavy marching order    at the words
 for a brutal assault on a negro woman,  I dis-
tinctly heard one of the captains say,  And what
of it?           The officers stood conversing toget-
her afterwards.         Winchester had got up a peti-
tion for the regiment to be allowed to quit gar-
rison duty and accompany the army; three or
four of the captains signed it, but Col. Bendix
was understood to be adverse.    Winchester was
very earnest and even irate about it.           A walk
on the ramparts.        A Capt. Or Lieut. Yelverton
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and one
Description:Describes General McClellan.
Date:1862-04-03
Subject:Bendix, Colonel; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); McClellan, George B.; Military; Music; New York Infantry Regiment, 10th; Paris, Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans, comte de; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Winchester, S.; Wool, John Ellis; Yelverton, Lieutenant
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.