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               Heicchold on Army Matters.
service, and at Alexandria Heichhold re-
signed, in consequence of a misunderstanding
with Gen. Robinson ( the unworthy and incompe-
tent successor of the brave and noble Jameson, 
who  wanted to dictate in regard to the medical
department of the regiment.    When Heichhold
left it was nearly used up,  scarcely
a corporal s guard left    only 125 men on duty.
  He had good health throughout the campaign
and boasts that Uncle Sam never paid him
a day s wages that he didn t work for, ad-
ding that  a portion of the time he had charge
of three regiments without any assistance what-
ever.    He is sick of war matters, incompetency,
Mc Clellan, the inhumanity of surgeons who
are only emulous of amputations and place and
to whose barbarity and bungling  thousands
of poor fellows have already fallen victims. 
  x   x   Rogers of the 63rd,  who left the dead man
at the door of the hut  after being dismissed the
service for cowardice, desertion of command and
feigned sickness, was, a week afterwards, made
a medical director, while Heichhold got no
promotion though recommended for it by three
colonels in their official reports.         Anon follows
talk of the proclamation and president.          Then
 Wilkeson worked hard to canonize (!) Heint-
zelman:  W. is a good deal of a wind-bag. 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page twenty-five
Description:Describes a letter received from Dr. Heichhold.
Date:1862-10-08
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heichhold, A.P.; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Jameson, Charles Davis; McClellan, George B.; Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 105th; Physicians and surgeons; Robinson, John Cleveland; Rogers, Dr.; Wilkeson, Samuel
Coverage (City/State):Alexandria, [Virginia]
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.