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	At Heichhold s hut.    Wilkeson off for
		Washington.
N.Y. Illustrated News.    Returning we sup-
ped at Bement s and, leaving, parted with
Lumley at the Yorktown road.     Feeling rather
sick and achey, when I got to Heichhold s hut,
he procured me a tub of hot water   in which I
washed all over.    Then, after a theological dis-
cussion, I lay down beside my host and slept
soundly.
  23.  Wednesday.   Talking with the negro
lad who had volunteered as Heichhold s servant,
and making an alphabet for him.        He told us
some amusing stories about what the rebels had
reported of Yankee intentions towards the slaves:
how they were to be harnessed to cannon, sold
to Cuba &c.        Scribbling.   (In my letter I said
nothing about the Battery in construction at Faren-
hold s, that being contraband matter.     The troops
had not begun it very long before our visit.)      A
visit from Wilkeson in the afternoon, who had
been staying, not too comfortably, at Heintzel-
mans.     He was on his way back to Washington,
proposing, however, to pay another visit to the pe-
ninsula.         Off with Heichhold and Hall to
Camp Scott, Mc Clellan s headquarters, the for-
mer to the Surgeon s tent, we to that of a Capt.
Raymond, where we procured  paroles,  giving 
up our former ones.      Then we joined Heichhold.
Milhan from Heintzelman s appeared.          (He
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and fifty-one
Description:Mentions creating an alphabet for a former slave, Dr. Heichhold's servant.
Date:1862-04-22
Subject:African Americans; Bement, Major; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Heichhold, A.P.; Journalism; Lumley; Milhan; Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Raymond, Captain; Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Slaveholders; Slavery; Slaves; 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.