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    Hall.   Nevins.   News of Army Acquaintances.
                      Moses killed.x
He left with Haney.       Ed. Brown,
Mort s brother has married  a rich girl. 
  20.  Monday.   Story scribbling.   Down town
in the afternoon.  Hall called in the evening.  He has
been visited by Nevins, temporarily in this city, from
whom he learnt some news relative to our army
acquaintances.    Moses, of Heintzelman s staff was
killed in one of the battles.x    Col Hays of the 63rd
Pennsylvania has resigned and gone home.     Riley
of the 40th New York did so, too, only under dis-
graceful circumstances.   He fell drunk off his horse
at the Fairoaks fight, was carried off, cut, bruised
and insensible to the rear and only escaped a court-
martial in virtue of former merits as a disciplina-
rian.      Egan has command of the regiment now,
a friend of Nevins.      Heine has been advanced.
Sneedon and the rest of the young fellows are still 
with Heintzelman, and pretty sick of soldiering.
Nevins himself was captured by the enemy during
the seven day s retreat and spent two months in
prison, in Richmond, obtaining his release by exchange.
He went to the Tribune office to find me.
  {21.  Tuesday.
  22.  Wednesday}       Mostly in-doors, writing.
  23.  Thursday.   Down town to Harper s with
story (one I began last March).  Bellew there.  With
him for an hour or two.     He has fallen in with the
Morses at Fordham and was on the point of domi-
  x An error.  Wilkeson saw him recently in Washington.  Nev.1.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page thirty-six
Description:Describes hearing news of army acquaintances from Nevins.
Date:1862-10-19
Subject:Battle of Fair Oaks (Va.); Bellew, Frank; Brown, Edward; Brown, Mortimer; Civil War; Egan, Major; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Hays, Alexander; Heine, Captain; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Kidder, Rebecca (Morse); Military; Morse; Moses, Captain; Nevins; New York Infantry Regiment, 40th; Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 63rd; Prisoners of war (Union); Riley, Colonel; Sneedon; Wilkeson, Samuel; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Fordham, [New York]; Richmond, [Virginia]
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

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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.