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	Sinclair the Tribune publisher.
my old negro-attic.    Graham, I learnt was
still there, though absent; I saw the musical in-
struments.     The room on the right had been 
converted into a carpenter s shop.      Rode back
to Heichhold s, meeting by the way, Woodward,
once of the Picayune and Lantern, now a quar-
termaster of the 6th New Jersey.       A lovely
afternoon.    Supped with Hall and Holman.
Writing to the Tribune at night.
  29.  Tuesday.   A note from Sinclair, pub-
lisher of the Tribune, dated from the camp of
the 105th Penn.   Presently he arrived, with a
brother in law of his, had a conference and de-
parted.     After dinner he appeared again, when
I took him to Heintzelman s and introduced
him to the General.     Gen. Hamilton came up.
In telegraph tent with Sneedon, Nevins and
others.     Off in search of Thomson Mc Elrath,
whom we found at the camp of the 5th U. S.
artillery, hard by the high road, in the tent
of a Capt. Weed.      A proposition to visit our
left, as Sinclair wanted to see Brigham, so
Mc Elrath got a horse for the publisher and we
set off through the woods.    Past the camps of
the 105th Penn; the 38th N.Y. and the 40th
N.Y.    Saw Hobart Ward, Dr Berry and Ri-
ley, the latter doing the friendly.  Ward knew
Sinclair.          At Ayres  Camp at last, under
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and sixty-five
Description:Describes a visit of Sinclair, publisher of The New York Tribune, to Yorktown.
Date:1862-04-28
Subject:Berry, Dr.; Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Graham; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Hamilton, Charles Smith; Heichhold, A.P.; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Holman, Frank; Journalism; McElrath, Thomson; Military; Nevins; New Jersey Infantry Regiment, 6th; New York Infantry Regiment, 38th; New York Infantry Regiment, 40th; New York tribune.; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 105th; Publishers and publishing; Riley, Colonel; Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Sinclair; Sneedon; Ward, Hobart; Weed, Captain; Woodward
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.