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[newspaper clipping]
  Of gallant Phil Kearney, General Gordon writes
admiringly, and General McClellan also comes in
for his share of praise.  The former s death is thus
graphically described:
  Kearney, in his usual gallant,  not to say reck-
less, manner,  dashed past his lines to examine the
ground.  It was growing dark.  A terrific thunder
storm had broken over the two armies.  The rain
fell in torrents, and the lightning overpowered
with its splendor the flashes of musketry and of
artillery.  The thunder claps were deafening.
  The roaring storm  lashed the woods into a fury 
which drowned the noise fo the guns.  The fearless
Kearney galloped into the woods before him.  In
the indistinct light the forest was filled with gloom.
Unconsciously he plunged into the edge of the
enemy s line.  he confronted a private soldier, but
in the halt darkness he did ont know that that sol-
dier was an enemy.  Kearney had hardly inquired
for the position of one of Reno s regiments when
he discovered his mistake.  In an instant he turned
his horses s head towards the Federal lines.  Bend-
ing low in his saddle he plunged his spurs into his
horse, but alas, in vain!  It was the last moment in
the earthly career of this gallant soldier.  The Con-
federate levelled his musket and fired.  The aim
was unerring.  Kearney was pierced through the 
body.
  The book includes an account of the second
battle of Bull Run, which is very comprehensive
and accurate, and is further enriched by a number
of maps, excellently gotten up, explaining the po-
sition of troops in the various battles.  The history
is in brief an interesting and valuable addition to
the annals of our late war.  Houghton, Osgood &
Co., publishers, Boston.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and sixty-three
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding the death of General Philip Kearny.
Subject:Battle of Bull Run, Second (Va.); Civil War; Gordon, George H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kearny, Philip; McClellan, George B.; Military
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.