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         W. Waud   Quigg   McQuade .
Whittemore talked pro-slavery unionism
rather belligerently, wherat I, rendered ad-
ditionally savage by sickness, retorted; not-
withstanding which we got on very well, and
the roughest of the lot, having to serve out whis-
key to the soldiers, pressed upon me more
than I wanted, jokingly quoting the military
instructions that the dispenser should see it
administered.  The party fed me and treated
me kindly, but I felt very ill, and had to
go out repeatedly in the night, rising from
my couch of provision boxes, not withstanding
the opium and whiskey.
    30.  Friday.  To horse, or rather mule,
and off after items.  To Post-office.  Met
Edge and lost him.  To the 62nd Pennsyl-
vanians, where I found Will Waud and
Capt. Sawtelle.  Will had, of course, sent
nothing to Frank Leslie as yet.  At the tent
of Col. Black, with him and Lieut Putney.
Talk of the fight at Hanover Court-house.  To
the tent of Col. McQuade of the adjoining
regiment.  Quigg came there while I talked
with the Colonel, when there occurred some
chaff about Berdan, who, as usual, claimed
all the credit of the recent fight.  Quigg was
at this period rather under a cloud, suspect-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page thirty-five
Description:Regarding an evening spent with the 7th Maine and a conversation about abolition, travels to the 62nd Pennsylvanians, and a reunion with Will Waud.
Date:1862-05-29
Subject:Abolition; Berdan, Hiram; Black, Colonel; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Frank; Maine Infantry Regiment, 7th; McQuade; Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 62nd; Putney, Lieutenant; Quigg, John; Sawtelle, Captain; Waud, William; Whittemore (Quartermaster)
Coverage (City/State):Hanover, [Virginia]
Scan Date:2010-09-10

 

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.