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	      Lafayette s Headquarters.

  Negro-Hut, once occupied by Lafayette, as his Head-
	Quarters, before the Battle of Yorktown.

[Gunn s diary continued]
kick) and the woodwork and tattered plaster,
yawned a couple of fissures letting in the night
and the rain.       But in the left attic was a good
fellow, one Babcock, musician, belonging to the
62nd Pennsylvanians, in charge of the instru-

  Side view of the above; the Camp, Farenholdx s house
	and York River in the distance.
		x See page 139.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and twenty
Description:Includes two photographs showing a slave hut at Yorktown.
Subject:African Americans; Babcock; Civil War; Farenhold, Richard; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de; Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 62nd; Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Slaves
Coverage (City/State):Yorktown, [Virginia]
Scan Date:2010-06-14


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.