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                   Parting with Hall.
ing; he wouldn t take any more having
got some from F. Leslie, on our past visit
to the White House.  When within three miles
of Hanover Court-House, Whittemore and I
riding, Lumley in an ambulance, we met
some soldiers and heard the particulars of
the fight.  Returning we met another Times
man, named, I think, Curtis, who after a
talk with the balloon-corps again, who had moved
to a near encampment.  Hot, hungry, tired
and sick, lying panting on the ground.  A
thunder storm drove us into a tent, and
Whittemore s hurry got us to the saddle again,
directly it was over.  Across a wheat-field,
under the burning sun.  Joined by Lumley,
who had borrowed a horse, which animal
had been unauthorizedly borrowed by one
of the balloon-corps, at which the artist
was wroth.  On the road again.  Arrival
of 350 prisoners, from Hanover Court-House,
guarded by cavalry.  They marched on foot
with occasional exceptions where the good na-
tured troopers had dismounted to let some
footsore or aged man ride, besides carrying
their miserable little bundles   which not many
of then owned.  The rebels were all North
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page twenty-eight
Description:Regarding Hall's departure, and passing prisoners on the way back from Hanover Court-House.
Date:1862-05-28
Subject:Civil War; Curtis (reporter); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Leslie, Frank; Lumley; Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.): Prisoners of war (Confederate); United States, Army of the Potomac, Balloon Corps; Whittemore
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.