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[newspaper clipping]
                            A daughter of General Heint-
zelman produces letters of her father showing
that in the retreat from the positions on the
Chickahominy after the battle of Gaines s Mill,
he regarded himself as acting strictly in accor-
dance with the letter and spirit of his orders re-
ceived by him, and was confident, also, that his
movement was in itself right.

[Gunn s handwriting]
Exactly so.  The old churl had a
keen eye to his own interest and
advancement, and was, in conse-
quence, a persistent partisan of
Mc-Clellan.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page fifteen
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding letters by General Heintzelman defending his military actions, discovered by his daughter, including notes by Gunn critical of Heintzelman's ambition.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heintzelman, Miss; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; McClellan, George B.; Military
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.