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[newspaper clipping]
  --General S. P. HEINTZELMAN, one of the old-
est and most distinguished officers of the United
States Army, died in Washington on the 1st inst.,
in the seventy-fourth year of his age.  He was a
thorough soldier, and in most of the great bat-
tles of the rebellion occupied positions of the
first importance.  He was universally esteemed
for his military talents, and for the simplicity
and purity of his personal character.  

[Gunn s handwriting]
May, 1880.

The old hunks
visited Europe
some ten years
ago.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page thirteen
Description:Newspaper clipping of an obituary noting the death of General S. P. Heintzelman.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Obituaries
Scan Date:2010-07-17

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, especially Hilton Head, Port Royal, St. Augustine, Key West, and the end of his experiences with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign when he had to leave camp due to illness.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Port Royal, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Key West, Florida; St. Augustine, Florida; 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.