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[newspaper clipping]
   WASHINGTON, May 1.---Major-General S. P.
Heintzleman, United States Army, retired, died
here at one o clock this morning in the seventy-
sixth year of his age.
   Samuel P. Heintzleman was born in Pennsylvania
in 1807, and was admitted as a cadet to West Point
in 1822.  After passing through the usual subordi-
nate grades until he became Captain, he served dur-
ing the Mexican war, obtained the rank of Major
in 1847, and served in California.  He was in 1861
breveted Lieutenant Colonel for meritorious ser-
vices against the Indians in that State, and was or-
dered to Washington to take the position of In-
spector-General of the forces.  In May, 1861,
he was commissioned Colonel of the Seventeenth
Regular Infantry, and commanded a division of
McDowell s army in the disastrous rout of the
Federal troops at Bull Run, July 21, 1861, when he
was wounded.x Colonel Heintzleman was promoted
Brigadier General of Volunteers, and during the
organization of the army in the winter of 1861- 62
held command of a division.  The Army of
the Potomac began moving in March, 1862,
and was about that time organized into five army
corps, under  the chief command of General
McClellan, the Third Army Corps having been
placed under General Heintzleman.  In 1862 he
was breveted to the rank of Brigadier-General of
the Regular Army for his gallantry at Seven
Pines.  In July, 1862, was promoted to the rank
of Major-General of Volunteers, and commanded
his corps during the battles of the latter days of
General Pope s unsuccessful campaign in Vir-
ginia.  His corps formed the right wing of Pope s
army at the second battle of Bull Run,
August 30, 1862.  During the Maryland campaign
he held command of the defences at Washington,
he was afterwards appointed to the command of
the  Department of Washington  and of the
Twenty-second Army Corps, which he held during
the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, in
May and July, 1863.  He was retired from the army
January 22, 1869,  for wounds received in line of

 [Gunn's handwriting]
x Very slightly.   1880.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page fourteen
Description:Newspaper clipping of an obituary noting the death and recounting the military service of Brigadier-General S. P. Heintzelman.
Subject:Battle of Bull Run, First (Va.); Battle of Bull Run, Second (Va.); Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Military; Obituaries; Pope, John
Coverage (City/State):Maryland; Virginia
Scan Date:2010-07-17


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.