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		Hither and thither  
complaint, Hill attending her: she  would ra-
ther not have her mother and sister sent for,  though
she had previously been staying a month at Char-
leys Canonbury house by her mother s wish, as
 Rosa was so dull   no one visiting her.    My mother
and sisters don t care about doing it,  unless invi-
ted and the day fixed.                From Haney I learn
that Parton has been resumed by his harridan,
 retaining, however, his room, which is a sort
of casemate to which he can retreat when the
firing becomes too heavy.   Bellew has  peace (?)
and a boy at home. 
  30.  Wednesday.   Chaplain Fuller (brother
to the famous Margaret) of the 16th Mass, who
accompanied Sinclair from Fortress Monroe, drop-
ped in, anon the publisher and Col. Mac Knight.
Accompanied Sinclair to the 8th Mass, en-
camped in front of  Clark s house,  anon to Hein-
tzelman s, where we saw the General, Mc Kever,
Sneedon, Nichols and Lathrop.       Heichhold and
Mc Knight arrived and Cogg (brother-in-law
to Sinclair and sutler to the 105th Penn.).   They
went off together to Camp Scott, to get a pass
for the latter, who wanted to accompany Sinclair
to Fortress Monroe.          Dropped into Green s
house on my way back, finding the objection-
able chaplain and a German  lady    sutler,
who was in bed, a little sick and rather good-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and sixty-seven
Description:Discusses letters received from his mother and Jesse Haney.
Date:1862-04-29
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Jr.; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Civil War; Cogg; Fern, Fanny; Fuller; Fuller, Margaret; Green; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Heichhold, A.P.; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Hill (England); Lathrop; MacKnight, Colonel; Marriage; Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 16th; McKeever, Chauncey; Military; Nichols (soldier); Parton, James; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 105th; Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Sinclair; Sneedon; 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.