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       Rawlings.   Under Arrest.   Alf Waud.
  Hall, by the way, saw Rawlings at Fortress
Monroe, ordering ale for Gen. Hamilton and 
dictating authoritatively to all about him.  He said
he was going to Baltimore   from which city, be
it here added, he made his way back to his home
at Tivoli, having apparently had quite enough 
of soldiering.
  18.  Friday.   A ride to Heintzelman s be-
fore breakfast, to mail letters.     In the after-
noon with Hall, Aiken and Heichhold   meeting
the second by the way   towards Yorktown, wil-
ling to visit a recently constructed battery.  We
had got to the extremity of the big field before
Heintzelman s and beyond, when an officer bade
us  halt!  took our names and ordered us to
report ourselves to our superior officers as under
arrest.       So, parting from Heichhold, who went
off to his regiment, we followed Aiken, struck
into the woods to the left of the saw-pit, made
a detour and returned unexpectedly to our
hospital encampment.    Arrival of Brigham,
Wilkeson and others; Wilkeson bound for Hein-
tzelman s.      Aiken, Hall and I rode off
southerly, Hall on borrowed horse, lagging
in the rear.    Visited a farm-house.   Met Alf.
Waud, took a gallop with him, ascertained
that nothing particular was imminent, quitted
Aiken and brought Waud back to our camp, where
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and forty-three
Description:Regarding meeting Alfred Waud at Yorktown.
Date:1862-04-17
Subject:Aiken, Captain; Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Hamilton, Charles Smith; Heichhold, A.P.; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Rawlings, Augustus; Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Waud, Alfred; Wilkeson, Samuel
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.