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                    From Baltimore
in misery but for her being under constraint
held by the nape of her neck in the Union.
The day was alternately sunny and rainy.
Crossing the northern part of the little state of
Delaware we entered Pennsylvania, and a
journey of 99 miles from Baltimore brought
us to Philadelphia.  Through it by rail-car
to the waiting steamer; meeting on the ferry-
boat the tailer Cohen, Winchester s acquain-
tance.  got a meal there.  Aboard the Cam-
den and Amboy boat, and at New York
by 6 P.M.  How glad I was to see it
again ! Indeed I never should have done
so but for my sickness, which happened for-
tunately for me, to culminate just before the
tide of success turned in the Virginian penin-
sula.  Had I been less prostrated by it, I
should have remained and shared that
dreadful retreat of McClellans, which I
could hardly have hoped to have sur-
vived.          Entering an omnibus, I rode
up Broadway to Bleeker street.  I very
well remember how curiously luxurious it
seemed to me to be able to command that
convenience for the ridiculous sum of five
cents; to be sitting at ease on a soft cushion
instead of a hard saddle; to be looking out
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page forty-six
Description:Regarding the trip from Baltimore to New York.
Date:1862-06-05
Subject:Civil War; Cohen; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Railroad travel; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Baltimore, [Maryland]; Delaware; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Bleecker Street
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.