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	        Brigham s Quarters
invitation from the old bunks of whom he, how
ever, spoke bitterly, saying that he had done his
utmost to make him famous, a Major Gene-
ral &c, and that Heintzelman grudged him
shelter and a meal s victuals.      My exclusion
cost me little sorrow, being pretty sure of fund-
ing quarters elsewhere.   So with my ragged
carpet over me, I slept soundly.
  8.  Thursday.   Left Heintzelman s
bright and early, and rode up the street to a
house in the rear of the Court-house, standing at
some little distance back, with green trees about
it and a pretty garden.         This tenement had
very characteristically, been appropriated by
Brigham, and here he lived with two or
three soldiers guarding the house and occupying
the lower rooms.    It was a deserted mansion,
its owner, I think a doctor, from the evidence
of a closet full of phials and medicines up-stairs.
With Brigham was also one Colston, a Jersey-
man, recently sent on from New York as an
assistant to us, both Brigham and Wilkeson
having written ungently on the necessity of the Tribune
being more largely represented.              Colston was
not an educated man, though a very decent fel-
low: he had got up the Jersey news for the
paper.   Presenting himself at Heintzelman s a
day or two ago, after a cheerful walk from
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and twenty
Description:Regarding being turned out of General Heintzelman's headquarters.
Date:1862-05-07
Subject:Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Colston; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Journalism; Military; New York tribune.; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); 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.