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                 Retracing our steps.
Tumbled and tossed considerably, as Wil-
keson told me in the morning.  The rest of
the party, including Hall, lay upon the floor.
     All this day I was continuously haunted
with thoughts of Mary Bilton, irrespective of
my own control.
    25.  Sunday.  A fine day, again.  Off af-
ter breakfast, at Wilkeson s suggestion, with
instructions to recross the Chickahominy and
to push for our right.  Hall went with me
alternately trudging through the mud or taking
a turn on my mule.  We presently met a
Lieut. Eggleston, Provost   marched of Couch s
division, a gentlemanly young Englishman
who gave me a very cordial invitation to visit
him.  Through the horrible road; called
on the Signal Corps, then to Keyes  head-quar-
ters, where I was introduced by the General
to Gen. Kearny, who looked to the brave man
he was, and altogether more rugged than
he is depicted in the photographs on page 195
in the preceeding volume.  Set off again, the
road being a stream of mud, and all the
army on the march, the reverse of the way
to that we were going.  Passed old Heintzel-
man, his staff and command (the last time
I ever saw the old chuff) including Nevins
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page sixteen
Description:Regarding meetings with Eggleston, Kearny, and Heintzelman on the road back across the Chickahominy.
Date:1862-05-24
Subject:Bilton, Mary; Civil War; Eggleston, Lieutenant; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; Kearny, Philip; Keyes, Erasmus D.; Marches (U.S. Army); Military; Nevins; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); United States Army, Signal Corps; Wilkeson, Samuel
Coverage (City/State):[Virginia]
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.