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	On the March to Richmond.
was to cross the Chickahominy on the morrow.
Talking with Captain Hanna, of it, I found
he had been in the Lake Superior country and
had known some of my acquaintances there.
Estabrook, the captain of the Sam. Ward, has
retired on a farm, Frank Noble is dead, and
Hanna thought that pretty Bertha Livermore
was married.        Hall dozed in Heichhold tent
during the afternoon; I shared it with the doc-
tor at night.
  22.  Thursday.   The usual levee of sick
soldiers at the tent-door of a morning, for the
benefit of whom Heichhold had established a sort
of dispensary on the borders of a wood.     Saddled
mule and off, Hall walking beside me, he
having yielded his horse to its owner, Bement.
Went to Gen. Jameson s headquarters, near which
was Anderson, writing luxuriously, on a table,
under the trees.     Had a brief interview with
Gen. Jameson, during which Heichhold joined 
us.        To Heintzelman s headquarters, not, of
course to see the old churl, but Wallington and
Bement, in a tent, near the house.         By 10  
off again, as before, on the road to Rich-
mond, not knowing what lay before us, or
where we should eat our next meal, or sleep.
The day sultry but breezy, the road like a
ravine in a forest of pines.   Passed marching
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and fifty-three
Description:Regarding the march of the Army of the Potomac towards Richmond.
Date:1862-05-21
Subject:Anderson (reporter); Bement, Major; Civil War; Estabrook, Captain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Hanna, Captain; Heichhold, A.P.; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Jameson, Charles Davis; Livermore, Bertha; Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Noble, Frank; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Physicians and surgeons; Sam. Ward (Ship); 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.