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	Brigham.   Cumberland Landing.
our yesterday s ride for four miles   a dusty
hot ride, for the most part performed in shirt
sleeves.    Dismounting once with the intention
of giving my horse a feed of the green and tender
wheat leaves in a field, I was prevented, though
goodnaturedly, by a sentinel, placed to protect
the property and an adjacent house, under the porch
of which sat the rebel owner, complacently smo-
king.    The soldier told me that though he had
had very little to eat that day, the owner of the
house had not afforded him a meal s victuals  
commenting on this amiable treatment of rebels.
There was overmuch of this sort of thing under
Mc Clellan and the soldiers were naturally savage
at it.          Met Craunch.   At Gen. Smith s
headquarters, a parade in progress.   At Ayres 
Battery, at last, and reclining under a tent,
the sides of which were reclining under a tent,
the sides of which were hitched up for coolness,
found Brigham, who had almost lost his
voice from cold and didn t speak too cheerfully
of campaigning, apologizing for being unable to
offer us anything to eat, or a lodging.         Rode
back to New Kent Court House, saw Colston,
then down the piny road again to Cumberland
landing, in search of a lodging and our friends
of the Signal Corps.    Found Daniels, signalling,
not far from Timberlake s store   a very pictu-
resque scene, of which Hall subsequently made
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and thirty-two
Description:Regarding arrival of the Army of the Potomac at Cumberland Landing.
Date:1862-05-11
Subject:Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Colston; Daniels, Lieutenant; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Horses; McClellan, George B.; Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); United States Army, Signal Corps
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.