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[newspaper clipping]
  General JAMES LONGSTREET, of Georgia, who
succeeds Mr. MAYNARD as Minister to Turkey, is
well known as one of the bravest and most capa-
ble officers in the Confederate service during the
war of the rebellion.  Born in South Carolina in
1820, he removed at an early age with his parents
to Alabama, from which State he was appointed
to the United States Military Academy in 1838.
Four years later he was graduated, and entered
the army as a lieutenant of infantry.  He distin-
guished himself in the Mexican war, engaging in
all the principal battles up to the storming of
Chapultepec, where in the assault upon the castle
he was severely wounded.  In June, 1861, he re-
signed from the United States army to join the
Confederacy.  After the war General LONGSTREET
accepted the situation, and devoted all his ener-
gies to the work of pacification and union.  Talk-
ing up his residence in New Orleans, he was ap-
pointed, in 1869, Surveyor of the Port, and was
also a School Commissioner.  In 1875 he settled
in Georgia, where he still lives.

[Gunn s handwriting]
Longstreet was an old comrade
of Hooker s, who spoke very plea-
santly of his satisfaction in
beating him at Williamsburg.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and fifteen
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding Confederate General James Longstreet.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hooker, Joseph; Longstreet, James; Maynard, Horace; Mexican War; Military
Coverage (City/State):Williamsburg, [Virginia]; New Orleans, [Louisiana]; Georgia; Alabama; South Carolina
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.