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	With Hays and Heichhold.
also that on the day on which he writes the
news of the blowing up of the Merrimac and
the capture of Norfolk has reached New York,
so that it has been an exciting day for all
hands.      Back to Hays.        Hall off, on his
horse, desirous of finding Bement and the
6th Penn. cavalry.       I stayed till evening and
then rejoined Heichhold at his tent.        A heavy
storm of rain during the night.      Miserable
diarrh h all day long, temporarily checked
at night by opium pills.       Felt wretched.
  21.  Wednesday.   To Hayes  hospitable
tent after breakfast, stayed awhile, returned
to Heichhold and wrote a letter to the Jeffer-
son Star for him.    Return of Hall, who had
found Bement and Wallington, the latter
sick and generally out of sorts.   A day s 
loafing under canvas, there being but little wind
to temper the sweltering heat.       Over to Hays 
camp in the afternoon; lying on an  india-
rubber blnket, under a tree, talking with
the Colonel and others.   Just after supper came
an order from Brigadier General Jameson
based on a report that the pickets of the 87th
Penn. had been driven in by the enemy, in con-
sequence of which Col. Hayes set off with a
company or two on a reconnoisance, to return
about three house later.       All the regiment
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and fifty-two
Description:Describes time spent with Colonel Hays and Dr. Heichhold.
Date:1862-05-20
Subject:Bement, Major; Civil War; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Hays, Colonel; Heichhold, A.P.; Jameson, Charles Davis; Merrimac (Ship); Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 87th; Wallington
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.