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	    Onwards to Richmond! 
riding throughout the sultry, cloudless day,
along the long line of the marching army.  Passed
the Mozarters and saw Riley.             Towards sun-
set found ourselves up with the advance, at a
house occupied by General Keyes as his head-
quarters, long past those of Mc Clellan, who
lay, as usual, in the rear.     Endeavoring to get
corn for our horses, we applied to a very civil
Capt. Blanchard, who after giving orders that
the animals should be well supplied, proposed to
introduce me to Gen. Keyes, whom I found a cour-
teous, approvative man, prone to talk of him-
self, but extremely friendly.     Finding that we
had no tent he offered us the use of one, and
caused it to be pitched near the little garden
belonging to the house.  Here we encamped, sleep-
ing on Colton s and Hall s blankets   mine
having been left at Yorktown, through Skilton s
indifference or carelessness.    We lay down
tired out, to which I added my miserable
diarrh h, which gave me no intermission to
speak of, from this time forwards.    Meanwhile
the bands played the Marseillaise and other
tunes until the stars came out overhead, and
the camp fires burnt all along the lines.
  10.  Saturday.   Miserale purging, again
and again, before breakfast.  We were roused
an hour before daybreak, by the pulling down of
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and twenty-four
Description:Regarding events during the march of the Army of the Potomac from Williamsburg.
Date:1862-05-09
Subject:Blanchard, Captain; Civil War; Colston; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Horses; Keyes, Erasmus D.; Marches (U.S. Army); McClellan, George B.; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 40th; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Riley, Colonel; Skilton, Julius A.
Coverage (City/State):[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.