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[photograph]
  Photo of Hospital Encampment of the 105th Penn, and other
Regiments; from Sketch by Hall.      The log-hut to the right of
centre is the one occupied by myself and Heichhold.

[Gunn s diary continued]
the hall and then introduced myself to the sur-
geons, assisting about the wounded men, who
presented a piteous and ghastly spectacle.  The
side of one was torn open by a fragment of shell,
another had been shot through the body, a third

[photograph]
  Negroes appertaining to Clark s house in front of hut known
as Lafayette s headquarters. (Frank Amesbury in front foreground,
				to the right.)
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and sixteen
Description:Includes two photographs, one showing slaves in front of a hut.
Date:1862-04-05
Subject:African Americans; Amesbury, Frank; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Heichhold; Hospitals; Medical care (U.S. army); Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 105th; Physicians and surgeons; Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Slaves
Coverage (City/State):[Yorktown, 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.