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	   To Cumberland Landing.
came. By noon he had finished his correspon-
dence, when, with a packet, including it and
others, I started with Hall, to get it mailed.
Down a piny road towards the Pamunkey
river, in and skirting the woods.     A batter-
ed sign post, with  To Richmond  and  to New
Kent Court-House  on it.   (Some of the names here
suggestive of old Virginian history, as  Burnt
Ordinary,  the latter word being still used as
hereabouts as the equivalent of  inn.   Ordinaries
were fashionable in Charles the 1st and his father s
time.)      Passed the camps of the 2nd Rhode
Island and the 86th New York.           Got to Cum-
berland landing, on the Pamunkey, a pretty
river with rich green banks and most luxu-
riant foliage.      Near the landing was a shop
or store, more kept by Timberlake, the man
whom we had seen yesterday.      To the head-
quarters of General Stoneman, on a hill near
what came to be pretty well-known afterwards
as Toler s house.        The General was seated
at lunch near his tent-door, and after taking
charge of my  mail  and promising to forward
it, invited us to sardines and pickles, which
Hall and I decidedly enjoyed.     Anon a lei-
surely ride back to the road that had yes-
terday brought us to New Kent Court-House,
meeting Boyce by the way.   Then retraced
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and thirty-one
Description:Regarding arrival of the Army of the Potomac at Cumberland Landing.
Date:1862-05-11
Subject:Boyce; Civil War; Colston; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Marches (U.S. Army); Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 86th; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Rhode Island Infantry Regiment, 2nd; Stoneman, George; Timberlake
Coverage (City/State):Cumberland Landing, [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.