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               A letter from Winchester.
 Camp near Falmouth, Va.  near Fredericks-
burgh, where Burnside s army is, with that
of Lee on the other side of the river.  Items:
Capt. Richard-
son resigned
on the 4th of
last month, in
consequence of
illness, the Chick-
ahominy swamps
and seven days
retreat being
the cause.  The
puppy Lieute-
nant, Yelverton
(belonging to the

[photograph]
Yours truly,
     S. Winchester

[Gunn s diary continued]
					Signal Corps)
					was dismiss-
					sed the ser-
					vice, shortly
					after my de-
					parture from
					Fortress Mon-
					roe, up the
					peninsula
					for gross 
					neglect of duty,
					by order of 
					Gen. Wool.
Winchester still keeps up his correspondence with
 Kate  with whom he has exchanged cartes de
visite, finding her to be  quite pretty.    She has
stipulated that the correspondence shall cease
and the photograph be returned when he leaves
the service, which he considers an inducement
to remain.     Marry! how would the lawful
Mrs Winchester like it?
  27.  Thursday.   A lovely, sunny, mild
day, appropriate for Thanksgiving.  In doors
working moderately until the afternoon, when, 
about 4 o clock, I strolled up-town to Joe Sco-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page seventy-one
Description:Describes a letter received from Captain Winchester.
Date:1862-11-26
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kate; Military; Richardson, Captain; Scoville, Joe; United States Army, Signal Corps; Winchester, S.; Winchester, S., Mrs.; Wool, John; Yelverton, Lieutenant
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Falmouth, 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.