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		Camp Life and
Heintzelman s to Lowe s balloon corps, in
search of Painter of the Phila.  Enquirer, as di-
rected by Wilkeson.      Anon to the 87th N. Y.
the doctor having to see about a burial.    To Heint-
zelman s again, joining a knot of officers near
the fire.      Shot and shell were falling from the
rebel lines in the field near to us.       Talk
with the General, with Nevins and Sneedon, the
last of whom I found in a chilly tent, at work
on plans.       Rode back to a soldier s funeral
near our camp.         The selfish sick (?) chaplain
of the 87th N.Y. (Williams, a Connecticut man)
read the service and a Lieut Flandran deli-
vered a really good address.  Writing to the
Tribune in the evening.
  25.  Friday.   Reading, scribbling &c., a 
dank drizzly day.    Dexter and others about.
Wrote to Boweryem. Talcott came.  Spurry friend
of Skilton s arrived.     A ride with Heichhold
to Cheeseman s Point and landing in the York
River, through the wet, muddy woods.        Went
aboard of a steamer in a boat,   the larger ves-
sel sent by Gov. Curtin and the good state of
Pennsylvania for transportation of the sick and
wounded home.   Chaplain Marks was there &
Dr Rogers.          On returning to the shore I was
accosted by Jesse K. Baker whom I d known
for the last twelve years as foreman at Wells
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and fifty-five
Description:Regarding military camp life at Yorktown.
Date:1862-04-24
Subject:Baker, Jesse K.; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Dexter, Dr.; Flandran, Lieutenant; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heichhold, A.P.; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Marks; Military; Military camp life; Nevins; New York Infantry Regiment, 87th; Painter; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Rogers, Dr.; Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Sneedon; Talcott; Wells and Webb (New York, N.Y.); Wilkeson, Samuel; Williams (chaplain)
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.