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	     On the March, again.
snarled at, denied and treated like a dog,
and came back saying that, till then, he had
supposed that U. S. officers were gentlemen.  Pay-
ing him for our entertainment, we set off for a
very hot ride on the Richmond road, which
was picturesquely woody and traversed by
innumerable marching soldiers.    Six or seven
miles brought us up with Phil Kearney s men
and to the camp fo the 63rd Pennsylvania.
Visited Col. Hays; then to the 105th and saw
Heichhold.   From his tent went to that of
Skilton, who received us coldly enough, and
allowed what few civilities transpired to be
performed by the friendly Holman.  (Be it re-
marked that I had always contributed liberally
to our housekeeping expenses, when before Yorktown,
and paid Skilton for horse-provender, not-
withstanding which the poor beast was nearly
starved.)          Some baggage arriving, Hall and
I got some of our things, left behind at York
town, and I obtained letters from Bowery-
em, Softly and Jack Edwards.    Extract
from the latter, with additions, learnt subse-
quently from honest Jack and Haney:      I
suppose you heard that Jim Parton went back
to F. F. on her earnest entreaty, 
and it nearly finished him, so he came to
the conclusion, this morning, (May 11) not to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and fifty
Description:Regarding the march of the Army of the Potomac towards Richmond.
Date:1862-05-20
Subject:Boweryem, George; Chandler; Civil War; Edwards, John; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Haney, Jesse; Hays, Colonel; Heichhold, A.P.; Holman, Frank; Kearny, Philip; Marches (U.S. Army); Military; Parton, James; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 63rd; Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 105th; Skilton, Julius A.; Softly
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.