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	   Domestication with Skilton.
ter him; my namesake recollected him perfectly.
He knew Mort Thomson also.    Returned to the
house and slept, on the floor, in the upper-story,
with Hall.       There were present, also, Dexter,
Berry and a Dr Mac Graver, who was, I 
think, a brigade surgeon.  The others deferred
to him; and the old doctor made an exceedingly
comfortable hot toddy which he administered to
Mac Graver after that person had got his white
cotton nightcap (!) on.  We all partook thereof,
  11.  Friday.   Old Berry sent us over to his
tent, very hospitably, to get a breakfast.  There
we encountered a Dr Julius A. Skilton of
the New York 87th.   He had some knowledge
of Bayard Taylor, whom with characteristic
kindness, had specially commended me to Skilton s
hospitality.    I was welcome, said the doctor, to
take up my quarters in a Sibley tent, occupied
at present by him and his steward, Frank Hol-
man, an Englishman from Brooklyn, N. Y.
Accordingly I did so, and renewed myself
by a wash all over in the afternoon, and clean
under clothing.   Capt. Aiken appeared, stating
that he was now a volunteer aid on Gen. Smith s
staff.    Towards evening we heard commanding
and Dr Crawford, brigade surgeon, rode up
excitedly, telling of something probably imminent
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and thirty
Description:Regarding Dr. Julius Skilton.
Subject:Aiken, Captain; Barth, William; Berry, Dr.; Civil War; Crawford, Dr.; Dexter, Dr.; Gunn, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Holman, Frank; MacGraver, Dr.; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 87th; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Skilton, Julius A.; Taylor, Smith, William F.; Bayard; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[Yorktown, Virginia]
Scan Date:2010-06-17


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.