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	Heichhold of the 105th Penn.
and showed very approbatively friendly to us.
Towards the afternoon appeared a Dr Heich-
hold of the 105th Pennsylvania (the  Wild cat 
regiment) who soon began to talk Tribuny,
and finding that I was connected with the paper,
invited me to sup with him, at a tent near 
the hospital settlement.  Heichhold, with whom
I became very intimate afterwards) was, as his
name imported, of German descent, he must
have been nearer thirty than forty, his face
Teutonic, shrewd, approbative and opinionated,
a curious twitching of the nerves on one side of
it had probably originated in paralysis.       He came
from Brookville, Jefferson County, Penn, was
post-master and medical practitioner, a tetotal-
ler and abolitionist, egotistic, straight-forward,
withal a hearty fellow.    After supper he pro-
posed a visit to a deserted rebel camp, to be
used as a hospital.    This involved a very wet
walk through the woods in the rear of the house
where we had dined, in the direction of the York
River.       Some portions of the road were mere
pools, and the heavy rains had saturated the
earth and foliage of the forest.    At Camp
Grafton   so the town of huts was called   we
found a Dr Gunn of Ann Arbor Michigan.
Knowing that Barth had studied there subsequent to
his discharge from the U. S. army, I inquired af-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and twenty-nine
Description:Describes Dr. Heichhold.
Date:1862-04-10
Subject:Barth, William; Civil War; Gunn, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heichhold, A.P.; Military; New York tribune.; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 105th; Physicians and surgeons; Siege of Yorktown (Va.)
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.