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[newspaper clipping with engraving]
  MAJOR-GENERAL ALFRED H. TERRY.
   {FROM A PHOTOGRAPH BY BRADY}

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  GENERAL HANCOCK S SUCCESSOR
                             --------
   Major-General Alfred H. Terry, who has been
named by the President to succeed the late Gen-
eral Hancock, was born at Hartford, Ct., Novem-
ber 10, 1827, and was educated at Yale.  He after
wards studied law, and was admitted to the bar
in 1848.  From June, 1854, to June, 1860, he was
clerk in the New Haven County courts.  He com-
manded the New Haven County Second Regi-
ment, and in April, 1861, led it to the field, serving
at Bull Run, retiring in good order when the day
was lost, bringing up in the rear and thus saving
a large amount of Government property.  He then
raised the Seventh Connecticut Regiment, which
was attached to the expedition under General
Sherman.  On November 7 it occupied Hilton
Head, and was employed in the investment of Fort
Pulaski, and on its capture was placed in charge of
it.  During the 1862 he had command

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of the ports and forts on the Atlantic coast
of Florida.  He was made Brigadier-General
on March 24, 1862, and led a brigade in the battle
of Pocotaligo.  Later on he commanded a divis-
ion of the Tenth Corps, and was engaged in
the operations in Charleston harbor; also
in the Army of the James, and was engaged
at Drury s Bluff, Bermuda Hundred, Deep
Bottom, siege of Petersburg, actions of Newmar-
ket and Williamsburg road.  On January 15, 1865
he was placed at the head of the First [words cut off]
Twenty-fourth Corps, and aided by [words cut off]
Commander Porter, carried Fort Fish[words cut off]
ending the Confederate supremacy [words cut off]
River.  He was brevetted Major-Gen[words cut off]
capture of Wilmington, N.C.
                                          
   A Louisville citizen had his water su[words cut off]
off by the company and did not discover [words cut off]
months.  There are some advantages in [words cut off]
Kentucky.   Burlington Free Press.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and ninety-three
Description:Newspaper clipping announcing Major-General Alfred H. Terry as General Hancock's successor.
Subject:Civil War; Cleveland, Grover; Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 7th; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hancock, Winfield Scott; Military; Sherman, Thomas W.; Terry, Alfred Howe
Coverage (City/State):New Haven, [Connecticut]; Hilton Head, [South Carolina]; Charleston, [South Carolina]; Wilmington, North Carolina; Louisville, Kentucky; Florida
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.