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                       Recall of Hall.
done his work very well and faithfully, at the
cost of innumerable privations and discomforts,
trudging on foot for the greater part of his
time to be cooly thrown over by Leslie.  I was
indignant at it, he hurt.  Waud, of course,
spoke in friendly sort.  He said that his brother
Alf was sick of a fever at a house, some dis-
tance back   I think not far from Williams-
burgh, where I last saw him.  Presently
Will departed to good quarters, for he had as
usual, fallen on his feet.  I went to work
on a letter to the Tribune, while Hall drew,
the rain increasing over our heads every minu-
te.  Finally we retired to the rough but com-
fortable bed, made of pine trunks, with blan-
kets for our covering, where all four of us
slept soundly, the floods descending on the coni-
cal roof of our Sibley above.  It was the
last sleep that some of the poor fellows in that
camp had in life for they were under orders to
march in the morning and had had 60 rounds
of ammunition served out to them, and were
next day engaged in a bloody skirmish at
Hanover Court-house, in which five hundred
left dead on the field.
   27.  Tuesday.  Rose at 4 A.M. with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page twenty-two
Description:Regarding the injustice of recalling Hall, and sleep at Morell's Headquarters.
Date:1862-05-26
Subject:Battle of Hanover Courthouse (Va.); Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Journalism; Leslie, Frank; Military; New York tribune.; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
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.