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                      At Cold Harbor.
and telegraphed to New York to that effect,
after some official bother to procure permission.
I wrote also to the Tribune a brief letter about
the Hanover Court-House fight, the news obtained
from Haslett, the Postmaster, and his men.  To
a doctor s tent for anti-diuretic pills.  Then back
to Hall, and as it grew dark to the road again.
McClellan s headquarters, at this time, consti-
tuted a complete camp, across a wide field,
and behind a house; except the friendly postmas-
ter everybody about it was uncivil and objection-
able, especially to  a Tribune man , indeed
we who belonged to the paper, were snubbed and
cold-shouldered by the partisans of the bogus
 little Napoleon  on every possible occasion.  Hall
and I intended to return to the camp of the
friendly Pennsylvanians, Hall resolving to set
out on his return to New York in the morning,
despite my solicitations that he should remain
and sketch on his own account, sending draw-
ings to the Illustrated London and New York
News and Harpers .  But my companion was
sick of the business and no wonder.  I, however,
resolved_ to push on, all the time buoying myself
up with the hope that we should be in Richmond
in a week or two, for everybody expected a deci-
sive battle and was confident as to the result.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page twenty-five
Description:Regarding the rudeness of McClellan's headquarters, Hall's decision to return to New York, and excitement for the upcoming battle at Richmond.
Date:1862-05-27
Subject:Battle of Hanover Courthouse (Va.); Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Haslett; Journalism; McClellan, George B., Medicine; Military; New York tribune.; Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 62nd; Physicians and surgeons
Coverage (City/State):Cold Harbor, [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.