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                 Aboard the Delaware
these men are very ill and there s one, an
engineer, who lies spitting blood, but they
may all die for what this paid servant of
Uncle Sam cares.  I believe he is a Massa-
chusetts man, and am sure he s a New En-
glander.  I have not interchanged ten senten-
ces with him and don t want to.  He left
Cormick (a gentlemanly young Virginian,
who was horribly scared at the prospect of
dying with the yellow fever) to doctor the dead
clergyman, though hardly recovered sufficient-
ly to do it.  When the poor private Woods lay
at the point of death, this Dalton actually
rebuked the poor lad   he was but 17   for
 making a noise and keeping people awake,
by his terrible retching.  This the dead man s
comrades told me subsequently.  They all
execrated Dalton.  I never heard of Woods
till after his death, which occurred between
decks, a dreary place, almost in darkness.
  Dalton got advanced afterwards, as I
read at New York.  I thought of pitching
into him in the Tribune for his inhumanity,
but abstained knowing the uselessness of it,
and that it would only produce half a dozen
testimonials to the devotion, professional skill
and general excellence of the scoundrel.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and fifty-one
Description:Regarding Gunn's opinions of Dr. Dalton.
Date:1862-08-31
Subject:Civil War; Dalton, Dr.; Delaware (Ship); Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; McCormick, Dr.; Medical care (U.S. Army); Miller, Alfred A.; Military; New York tribune.; Physicians and surgeons; Woods, Almos N.
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.