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	Heintzelman s churlishness.
he snuffled out that he had heard that I was
 going to be sent back,  for having written to the
Tribune that the rebel fortifications at Yorktown
were really unimportant and that they might easily
have been carried by assault.       Denying the im-
puted offence, I told him that the proposed 
punishment would be anything but disagreeable,
and to be desired by any civilized human being,
and after the interchange of a few sentences, left
the old churl and niggard, who was as offensive
as the occasion allowed, saying  If you didn t 
after my repudiation.     (I saw the letter in print
afterwards; it was evidently from a private
hand, and it reflected on Heintzelman.    I never
wrote a word against him.)       Saw Sneedon
and Nevins in a tent, in the rear of the house,
and also Mc Keever.    Wilkeson, I learnt, was
at the White House.    Returning to Chandler s
house, which was almost next door, I got a
meal in company with Hall and the family,
and then went to bed, having previously arran-
ged to have the whole of my underclothing wash-
ed, between night and morning, by a negress.
(It wanted it bad enough.)      Hall shared my
bed or slept in one adjoining, I forget which.
  20.  Tuesday.   Chandler, a civil man,
returned from an application to Heintzelman,
touching the safety of his property.   He had been
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and forty-nine
Description:Describes a short conversation with General Heintzelman about an article Gunn allegedly wrote.
Date:1862-05-19
Subject:Chandler; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Journalism; McKeever, Chauncey; Military; Nevins; New York tribune.; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Sneedon
Coverage (City/State):[New Kent, 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.