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	Items: Cold-shouldered out of
		Heintzelman s.
offices and retorted; but the Mc Clellanites were
in the majority.    By the way there was a very
prevalent rumor that Gen. Sumner had been
arrested, for his inertness at Williamsburg:
as events proved, altogether unfounded.x  Major
Egan of the Mozart regiment had been arrest-
ed, as well as Heine; I don t know on what
charge; but he was sent to Fortress Monroe.
Riley, an enemy of his, had alluded to it.  (Sub-
sequently Riley was dismissed the service, and
Egan got command of the regiment.)      Supper
at mess, in the open air, amid the tents.         Then
parting with Waud and Hall, both of whom
accepted Welles  invitation to remain with him
all night, I rode back to Williamsburg,
through the mud and darkness, having to
return twice, first for my havresac, then for
the countersign   which, however, wasn t re-
quired of me a second time.        To Heintzel-
man s; my attic and bed.           Wilkeson ex-
plains how Heintzelman had conveyed to him
through his henchman, Moses, that he, the General
didn t want to have anybody about headquarters
but his staff, hinting, indeed, dissatisfaction at
our presence.  Moses had added, too, in a friendly
manner, a suggestion that perhaps Wilkeson, him-
self had better seek other quarters, which the
editor chose to ignore, on the strength of a positive
  x He sent him back to Yorktown in disgrace.  Se Kearny s letter, 185.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and nineteen
Description:Regarding being turned out of General Heintzelman's headquarters.
Date:1862-05-07
Subject:Civil War; Egan, Major; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Heine, Captain; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Kearny, Philip; Military; Moses, Captain; New York Infantry Regiment, 40th; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Riley, Colonel; Sumner, Edwin V.; Waud, Alfred; Wells, Lieutenant-Colonel; Wilkeson, Samuel
Coverage (City/State):Williamsburg, [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.