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             Heiss and Captain Heine.
Quartermaster s office and Brigham; then
into the Fort, to Livers, to whom the mule
was presently consigned, subject to Brigham s
order, as the representative of the Tribune.
(I believe the animal was afterward s  turned
in  to the U.S. Service as an equivalent for a
horse = Gay told me something to that effect
in New York.)  Passed the day miscellaneous-
ly; saw Steiner, of the Herald at the Post
Office; met Heiss the Telegraph man whom
I had known at Charleston, and Capt.
Heine.  Heiss came up and recognized me
at the hotel : he was in the employ of the gover-
ment and had had some difficulty in esca-
ping from South Carolina after the bombard-
ment of Sumter.  I think his father had
fought in the war of the revolution, hence the
man couldn t  go  secession with all its belong-
ings; he was of northern birth.  He had a
wife and family, resident in Brooklyn.
Heine told me that he had been sent back
from before Yorktown under arrest he didn t
know for what, and indeed confined for
a period on the Rif-rafs, from whence old
Gen. Wool had released him.  By 5 o clock
I went aboard the Baltimore steam-boat,
Brigham (who knew everybody) very good
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page forty-four
Description:Regarding time spent at Fort Monroe, the consigning of Gunn's mule to U.S. service, and meeting Heiss.
Subject:Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Fort Monroe (Va.); Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heine, Captain; Heiss; Horses; Livers, Sergeant; Military; New York tribune.; Steiner; Travel; Wool, John Ellis
Scan Date:2010-09-10


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.