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		 Farenhold s. 
looking.       She wouldn t sell, but presented me
with a bottle of wine, like claret.       Dr. Berry
at the hospital-church.           Sinclair appeared
again, left his field-glass with me and went
off, for New York via Baltimore.    A rain-
storm.    Aiken appeared at 5 P. M. and pro-
posed a visit to Farenhold s, finding our way
with much adroitness through the woods by a short-
cut.        Arrived, we find that that the enemy
has been throwing shot and shell over the house,
into the field beyond, practicing irregularly from
noon till 4.          In the dismantled house; talk
ing with the Connecticut artillerymen; examining
percussion shells thrown by the rebels.   Into
adjoining field ploughed up by them.        Digging
a shell out of the grave-like cavity on which
it had created.           A lowerig cloudy sky
overhead and presently a rain-storm which

[photograph]
  View of Gloucester and Yorktown, from Farenhold s, with
	Battery No. 1. in the foreground.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and sixty-eight
Description:Includes photograph of view from Farenhold's House, possibly taken by Alexander Gardner.
Date:1862-04-30
Subject:Aiken, Captain; Berry, Dr.; Civil War; Gardner, Alexander; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Sinclair
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.