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	To the White House again.
lections, finding it wofully goody.       This
day news of the occupation of Norfolk by
the Union troops reached us.
  17.  Saturday.   Paid old Atkinson
(I think $5 each, in gold) said good bye
to the Signal Corps, then set off towards
the White House.       The roads horrible,
the place as described in my letter overleaf.
Finding the colored blacksmith whom I had
left in charge of my horse, with promises
of ample payment, could he cure him, he
told me that he had been obliged to turn him
out of the stable, to make room for the officers
horses appertaining to Mc Clellan s staff, but
that the animal was  somewheres around!
So we went to look for him amid the cavalry
horses, journeying from field to field, and
from camp to camp, but in vain.      Not
much suprised or chagrined, I gave up
the search, and never saw the animal after-
wards.      Visited Ayres  Battery and learnt
that Brigham had departed very unceremo-
niously for Fortress Monroe, having had
enough of soldiering (and being desirous of
seeing that his partner in the wharf-restau-
rant wasn t taking dishonest advantage of
his absence   or wishing to overreach the man,
according to Wilkeson.)    To Berdan s Camp,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and forty-four
Description:Describes his return to General Robert E. Lee's former residence, the ''White House.''
Date:1862-05-16
Subject:Atkinson; Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Horses; McClellan, George B.; Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); United States Army, Signal Corps; Wilkeson, Samuel
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.