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	         Among the Doctors.
and so we kept on.     Ten minutes more brought
us to a wooden church, occupied as a hos-
pital, a shanty or two and a cluster of tents,
pitched agreably in a grove of pines; the whole
constituting the Hospital of Gen. Jamieson s Bri-
gade.      Here, applying, we got some crackers and
coffee   like all the coffee drank on the peninsula,
milkless.     Soon I made friends, was introdu-
ced by an hospital-steward to a Dr Dexter,
of the       New York and shewn through the church.
It had about a score of wounded men in it.      Dex-
ter suggested that we should cross the high road
and a field to a house, occupied by his compan-
ions, where we might find a lodging.   So we
acted on the suggestion.   It was a deserted farm-
house, near, and for a wonder, newly-painted
or plastered inside.  Rogers, surgeon of the 63rd
Penn. whom we both knew occupied a low-
er room and we dined with him, the chaplain of
the regiment and Anderson of the Herald, who
dropped in.     Anon, in the afternoon, Hall went
off, for a walk to Heintzelman s, I scribbled
awhile, then dozed on a ricketty bench.  Pre-
sently there came up an old boy who might have
stood for his portrait to Wilkie as a Scots border
farmer, clad in a blue caped overcoat, boots and
a wide-brimmed hat.  He was Doctor Berry of
the 38th New York (Hobart Ward s regiment)
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and twenty-eight
Description:Describes meeting doctors at a hospital for General Jameson's brigade.
Date:1862-04-09
Subject:Anderson (reporter); Berry, Dr.; Civil War; Dexter, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Hospitals; Jameson, Charles Davis; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 38th; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 63rd; Rogers (surgeon); Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Ward, Hobart
Coverage (City/State):[Yorktown, Virginia]
Scan Date:2010-06-17

 

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.