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	Lieut. Col Wells:  Alf Waud:  news
		of Capt. Heine.
latter, before us, reporters, and others!  Hook-
er impressed me as a brave, self-confident
man, approbative and opinionative: I rather
liked him for his downspoken contempt of
the arch-humbug at the head of the army.  Hooker
was always for fighting   pushing ahead and
submitting the campaign to the test of decisive
battle.       He had undeniable pluck, whatever
might be his other qualifications as a general.
  After dinner Lieut-col Wells of the 1st Mass
appeared and Hills and I returned with him
to his regiment, where we were soon joined by
Alf Waud.          Loafed, listened, talked and
disputed, Wells and Waud being thick and
thin partisans of Mc Clellan, respecting whom
nothing short of a gag would have kept me si-
lent.         Among other topics broached was that
of Capt. Heine who, I heard, had recently
been arrested and sent to Fortress Monroe, for
having given or sold plans of our works at York-
town to civilians, I think newspaper people.
Waud abused the Prussian in his characteris-
tically indiscriminate manner, deriding his
military abilities, saying that a battery he
had constructed before Yorktown was utterly
useless   a remark which might have been applied
to all the others, for all the mischief they did
the enemy.     I liked Heine for past good
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and eighteen
Description:Regarding a visit with Lieutenant-Colonel Wells and news of Captain Heine.
Date:1862-05-07
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Heine, Captain; Hooker, Jospeh; Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 1st; McClellan, George B.; Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Waud, Alfred; Wells, Lieutenant-Colonel
Coverage (City/State):[Williamsburg, Virginia]; 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.