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Page 001Front cover.
Page 002Front fly-leaf.
Page 003Gives date range of entries for the diary.
Page 004 [05-23-1862]Describes the Crump house.
Page 005Blank page.
Page 006 [05-23-1862]Describes the New York 73rd regiment at the battle of Williamsburg.
Page 007 [05-23-1862]Regarding road travel after the Battle of Williamsburg.
Page 008 [05-23-1862]Regarding travel to the Chickahominy River on an ambulance.
Page 009 [05-23-1862]Regarding his arrival at the headquarters of General Keyes.
Page 010 [05-24-1862]Describes his breakfast and travel to General Peck's headquarters.
Page 011 [05-24-1862]Regarding arrival at General Peck's headquarters, the weather, and dinner with General Peck.
Page 012 [05-24-1862]Regarding trips back and forth between Peck's and Keyes' headquarters, and nighttime accommodations at Peck's headquarters.
Page 013Newspaper clipping of an obituary noting the death of General S. P. Heintzelman.
Page 014 [05-01-1880]Newspaper clipping of an obituary noting the death and recounting the military service of Brigadier-General S. P. Heintzelman.
Page 015Newspaper clipping regarding letters by General Heintzelman defending his military actions, discovered by his daughter, including notes by Gunn critical of Heintzelman's ambition.
Page 016 [05-24-1862]Regarding meetings with Eggleston, Kearny, and Heintzelman on the road back across the Chickahominy.
Page 017 [05-25-1862]Regarding crossing the Chickahominy, the heat, and the search for dinner.
Page 018 [05-25-1862]Regarding travel to and arrival at General Sumner's Headquarters.
Page 019 [05-25-1862]Regarding a night at Berdan's camp and the early morning sunlight.
Page 020 [05-26-1862]Regarding inhospitable treatment at Captain Ayres' Battery.
Page 021 [05-26-1862]Regarding General Morell's Headquarters and the arrival of Will Waud, also the recall of Hall.
Page 022 [05-26-1862]Regarding the injustice of recalling Hall, and sleep at Morell's Headquarters.
Page 023 [05-27-1862]Regarding a letter from Sidney H. Gay, offering Gunn a post at Fredericksburg.
Page 024Newspaper clipping regarding the care of a wounded soldier, who had caused his own injury.
Page 025 [05-27-1862]Regarding the rudeness of McClellan's headquarters, Hall's decision to return to New York, and excitement for the upcoming battle at Richmond.
Page 026 [05-27-1862]Regarding Hall's increasing dissatisfaction, and the arrival at the encampment of T.S.C. Lowe's balloon corps.
Page 027 [05-27-1862]Regarding a test flight of a balloon, smoke rising from Richmond, and the departure of Hall.
Page 028 [05-28-1862]Regarding Hall's departure, and passing prisoners on the way back from Hanover Court-House.
Page 029 [05-28-1862]Describes the appearance of Confederate prisoners of war from North Carolina.
Page 030 [05-28-1862]Regarding his arrival at the camp of General Davidson.
Page 031 [05-28-1862]Regarding Gunn's illness, and a polite denial of hospitality by General Davidson.
Page 032 [05-29-1862]Regarding a visit with the confederate prisoners at General Davidson's camp.
Page 033 [05-29-1862]Regarding continued discussion with the confederate prisoners about secession and Gunn's status as a non-combatant.
Page 034 [05-29-1862]Regarding leaving the confederate prisoners and traveling to the hospitable camp of the 7th Maine.
Page 035 [05-29-1862]Regarding an evening spent with the 7th Maine and a conversation about abolition, travels to the 62nd Pennsylvanians, and a reunion with Will Waud.
Page 036 [05-30-1862]Regarding suspicion of Quigg's disloyalty.
Page 037 [05-30-1862]Regarding his illness and the sounds of the Battle of Fair Oaks.
Page 038 [05-31-1862]Regarding dysentery, the threat of Typhoid fever and death, and the return to McClellan's headquarters.
Page 039 [06-01-1862]Regarding his loneliness riding on the road back to the White House.
Page 040 [06-02-1862]Regarding travel to the White House, and passage aboard the steamer ''Nelly Baker'' to Fort Monroe.
Page 041 [06-02-1862]Regarding boarding the steamer Nelly Baker, General Oliver Otis Howard of Maine, and a joke amongst amputees.
Page 042 [06-02-1862]Regarding the steamer Nelly Baker, and efforts to bring Gunn's mule aboard, as well as thunderstorms and the transport of the wounded aboard the steamer.
Page 043 [06-03-1862]Regarding his arrival at Fort Monroe, chance encounters with acquaintances, and checking into a room at the Hygeia.
Page 044 [06-04-1862]Regarding time spent at Fort Monroe, the consigning of Gunn's mule to U.S. service, and meeting Heiss.
Page 045 [06-04-1862]Regarding leaving Fort Monroe with the Livers family, and their arrival in Baltimore.
Page 046 [06-05-1862]Regarding the trip from Baltimore to New York.
Page 047 [06-05-1862]Regarding Gunn's appearance, and his arrival at 132 Bleecker Street, New York.
Page 048 [06-05-1862]Regarding Gunn's return to the Tribune office.
Page 049 [06-06-1862]Regarding a notice of Fanny and Jim's separation, payment from the Tribune, and a visit from Hart.
Page 050 [06-08-1862]Regarding conversation with a secessionist, shopping, and a proposition to go to Port Royal.
Page 051 [06-11-1862]Regarding Gunn's acceptance of the offer to report from Jamaica, his goodbyes, and a noisy card game in the adjoining room disrupting his attempts to rest.
Page 052 [06-11-1862]Regarding Gunn's departure on the steamer Locust Paint to Port Royal, South Carolina.
Page 053 [06-12-1862]Regarding an anecdote about Major Halpin's having pawned a coat he borrowed.
Page 054 [06-12-1862]Regarding a continuation of Halpin's offenses, both legal and literary.
Page 055Newspaper engraving of Charles G. Halpine in uniform.
Page 056 [06-12-1862]Gives a short description of Halpin, and summarizes his career and background.
Page 057 [06-12-1862]Regarding Halpin's literary career, a change of clothes, and the delayed departure of the Locust Point.
Page 058 [06-12-1862]Regarding his last evening in New York before the departure of the Locust Point for Port Royal.
Page 059 [06-13-1862]Regarding the other passengers aboard the Locust Point.
Page 060 [06-13-1862]Regarding the passengers on the ''Locust Point,'' and the calm restful voyage.
Page 061 [06-14-1862]Regarding Gunn's methods of passing time on the ''Locust Point,'' a dying dolphin, and the smell outside of Halpine's cabin.
Page 062 [06-16-1862]Regarding a storm at sea.
Page 063 [06-16-1862]Regarding the effects of the storm on the Locust Point and her passengers.
Page 064 [06-16-1862]Regarding the end of the storm, Captain French's incompetence, and the deplorable state of Halpin throughout the journey.
Page 065 [06-17-1862]Regarding arrival of the Locust Point at Hilton Head, and a visit by the Provost Marshal.
Page 066 [06-18-1862]Regarding a meeting with Gen. Hunter, sending letters, and efforts to sail to James Island.
Page 067 [06-18-1862]Regarding river travel from Hilton Head toward Beaufort, and a description of dinner.
Page 068Newspaper clipping of an engraving of multiple scenes contained in panels titled: Scenes in an around Beaufort, South Carolina.
Page 069 [06-18-1862]Regarding arrival at Beaufort, South Carolina, and news of a disaster on James Island.
Page 070 [06-18-1862]Regarding an introduction to the sole white inhabitant of Beaufort not to flee the Union arrival, and an abusive quartermaster.
Page 071 [06-19-1862]Regarding the trip back to Port Royal, South Carolina, and a meeting with General Hunter.
Page 072 [06-19-1862]Regarding Gunn's being mistaken for the son of a plantation owner by a former slave.
Page 073 [06-19-1862]Regarding the Drayton plantation, an African American unit on parade, and how oysters grow.
Page 074 [06-19-1862]Regarding the return to Gen. Hunter's headquarters and the arrest of Gen. Benham.
Page 075 [06-20-1862]Regarding the general opinion of General Benham and meeting Charley Honeywell.
Page 076 [06-20-1862]Regarding his arrival at General Stevens encampment.
Page 077 [06-20-1862]Regarding boarding the Staten Islander, and Gunn's impression of its captain, Ike Phillips.
Page 078 [06-21-1862]Regarding the camp of Gen. Wright.
Page 079 [06-21-1862]Regarding an evening on the Staten Islander.
Page 080 [06-21-1862]Regarding General Wright's headquarters.
Page 081 [06-22-1862]Regarding dinner and Serrell's anti-abolitionist talk.
Page 082 [06-22-1862]Regarding the ridicule of Serrell, and a day spent in camp, mostly writing.
Page 083 [06-24-1862]Regarding a walk along the front.
Page 084 [06-24-1862]Newspaper clipping reporting on the scene of the James Island disaster and the mood of the troops.
Page 085 [06-24-1862]Newspaper clipping reporting on a Confederate deserter and the Union's high morale.
Page 086 [06-26-1862]Regarding camp life and visits on the steamers Staten Islander and Cosmopolitan.
Page 087 [06-22-1862]Newspaper clipping reporting on the presentation of a sword to General Isaac I. Stevens by the 79th New York Infantry Regiment.
Page 088 [06-27-1862]Regarding the idleness of camp life and the noise of repeated shellings.
Page 089 [06-28-1862]Newspaper clipping reporting on conditions at James Island.
Page 090 [07-01-1862]Regarding a tour of James Island and an attempted rest on the Burnside.
Page 091 [06-28-1862]Newspaper clipping describing the palmetto, the land between Union and Confederate lines, the effects of some Confederate shelling, and a story told by a drunken Union soldier.
Page 092 [07-02-1862]Regarding a return to Hilton Head.
Page 093 [07-05-1862]Newspaper clipping regarding the evacuation of James Island, the lack of fourth of July celebration, and the merits of African American soldiers.
Page 094 [07-03-1862]Regarding an evening at General Hunter's headquarters.
Page 095 [07-07-1862]Newspaper clipping describing Sunday services for the Union troops and the gathering for morning lessons at an African American Sunday school.
Page 096 [07-04-1862]Regarding dinners with the officers, a tour of the camp, and the African American school.
Page 097 [07-07-1862]Newspaper clipping continuing the description of an African American school, and the drill of an African American regiment, the 1st South Carolina Volunteers.
Page 098 [07-06-1862]Regarding a visit to Drayton plantation.
Page 099 [07-07-1862]Newspaper clipping with description of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, and a trip to St. Helena Island.
Page 100 [07-09-1862]Regarding an encounter with a sleeping rattlesnake and dinner with Rice, Thompson, and Hay.
Page 101 [07-12-1862]Newspaper clipping describing the African American crew rowing Gunn to St. Helena Island, including a transcription of one of their songs as well as reflections on slavery and the false chivalry of the Southerners.
Page 102 [07-10-1862]Regarding the departure of General Stevens and the 79th New York Infantry Regiment, and details on the arrest of Captain Ike Phillips.
Page 103 [07-12-1862]Newspaper clipping describing a trip across Palawala Island.
Page 104 [07-12-1862]Regarding his trip to Beaufort.
Page 105 [07-13-1862]Newspaper clipping continuing description of the trip across Palawala Island and arrival in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Page 106 [07-14-1862]Regarding time spent in Beaufort, and a tour of the island on a ''skeary'' horse.
Page 107 [08-01-1862]Newspaper clipping regarding Gunn's leaving Beaufort, South Carolina for St. Augustine, Florida, aboard the steamer Delaware.
Page 108 [07-17-1862]Regarding a day spent in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Page 109 [08-01-1862]Newspaper clipping describing notable features and the history of St. Augustine, Florida.
Page 110 [07-17-1862]Regarding a trip to Hilton Head, and waiting to return to Beaufort aboard the steamer Arago.
Page 111 [08-01-1862]Newspaper clipping describing Key West, and a brief quarantine over fears of Yellow Fever.
Page 112 [07-18-1862]Regarding an unpleasant night, and the trip to Fort Pulaski, Georgia.
Page 113Newspaper engraving of General Alfred H. Terry.
Page 114 [08-13-1861]Newspaper clipping describing Key West and Fort Jefferson, and regarding an inspection of the troops by Gen. Terry, an outbreak of Yellow Fever, and commotion with a local newspaper.
Page 115 [07-19-1862]Regarding Gunn's arrival back at Hilton Head.
Page 116Newspaper clipping of an obituary announcing the death of Julia Nast.
Page 117 [08-29-1862]Newspaper clipping regarding Gunn's stay aboard the Delaware during Quarantine, a Yellow Fever outbreak in Key West, and the transport of prisoners.
Page 118 [07-20-1862]Describes time spent at Hilton Head, including a visit to an ill Charles Honeywell.
Page 119 [08-29-1862]Newspaper clipping regarding quarantine at sea, the inhospitable behavior of the women of St. Augustine, Yellow Fever, and the danger of Confederate attack near St. Augustine.
Page 120 [07-22-1862]Regarding idle time at Hilton Head and a suggestion from Gay for Gunn to join a proposed voyage of inspection of the Southern Coast.
Page 121 [08-29-1862]Newspaper clipping regarding deaths on the Delaware, the departure of Dr. Cormick, the release of prisoners, and the capture of a Canadian blockade runner.
Page 122 [07-26-1862]Regarding the departure of Rice and Gunn's arrival at Fernandina.
Page 123 [07-28-1862]Regarding the particulars of the Magnolia House. Includes a newspaper clipping describing Gunn's time at sea during quarantine aboard the Delaware.
Page 124 [07-28-1862]Regarding a stroll around St. Augustine and comments about the citizens.
Page 125 [07-29-1862]Regarding a visit to the cathedral of St. Augustine. Includes a newspaper clipping regarding the deaths of Almos N. Woods and Rev. Alfred A. Miller.
Page 126 [07-29-1862]Regarding the court martial of Lieutenant Kendall and a military parade at St. Augustine.
Page 127 [07-30-1862]Describes a walk around St. Augustine.
Page 128 [07-31-1862]Regarding the mayor of St. Augustine and a party amongst the young officers.
Page 129 [08-01-1862]Regarding an inspection of St. Anastasia Island
Page 130 [08-02-1862]Regarding the exploration of the lighthouse and beaches on St. Anastasia Island.
Page 131 [08-02-1862]Regarding the theft of a flintlock pistol from the lighthouse and subsequent firing upon a shark and bald eagle.
Page 132 [08-03-1862]Regarding Gunn's departure from St. Augustine aboard the Delaware.
Page 133 [04-12-1862]Newspaper clipping regarding a large fire in St. Augustine.
Page 134 [08-05-1862]Regarding arrival at Key West and the purchase of coconuts.
Page 135 [08-06-1862]Regarding leaving for the Tortugas, delivering prisoners, and chasing a vessel from New Orleans.
Page 136 [08-09-1862]Regarding arrival at Key West, news of a battle at Baton Rouge, and a party at the pilot's house.
Page 137 [08-14-1862]Regarding a strange sea-bird, stormy weather, and arrival at St. Augustine.
Page 138 [08-17-1862]Regarding yellow fever aboard the Delaware.
Page 139 [08-19-1862]Regarding crossing the bar, time in quarantine, and watching a water spout.
Page 140 [08-23-1862]Regarding arrival at Hilton Head and a visit by Dr. Crispell to inspect for yellow fever.
Page 141 [08-26-1862]Regarding another visit by Dr. Crispell, the arrival of mail to the ship, and visits from the captain of the Shepherd Knapp.
Page 142 [08-27-1862]Regarding visits from Captain Eytinge and the death of a soldier from dysentery.
Page 143 [08-29-1862]Regarding a visit to Otter Island by the General Terry and the embarkation of a Episcopalian minister with consumption.
Page 144 [08-29-1862]Regarding the death of the Episcopalian clergyman and the release of Bethel and Pinkney.
Page 145 [08-31-1862]Regarding the funeral of the Episcopalian clergyman.
Page 146 [08-31-1862]Regarding Gunn's estimates of the characters of those he shared time with during the Quarantine of the Delaware.
Page 147 [08-31-1862]Regarding Gunn's estimate of General Terry and Captain Bacon.
Page 148Newspaper clipping regarding Miss Delia Bacon's search for proof that Lord Bacon wrote Shakespeare's plays.
Page 149 [08-31-1862]Regarding Gunn's thoughts on Captain Bacon and the life of his aunt Delia Bacon.
Page 150 [08-31-1862]Regarding Gunn's opinions of Lieutenant James and Dr. Dalton.
Page 151 [08-31-1862]Regarding Gunn's opinions of Dr. Dalton.
Page 152 [08-31-1862]Regarding Gunn's opinion of Lieutenant Richard Thompson.
Page 153 [08-31-1862]Regarding Gunn's opinions of Lieutenant Charles Hay and Captain Faircloth.
Page 154 [08-31-1862]Regarding Gunn's opinions of Birdsall and Lewis Stetson
Page 155 [08-31-1862]Regarding Gunn's opinions of Cleaves and his companions in general.
Page 156 [08-31-1862]Regarding the wait staff aboard the Delaware and the appearance of boils upon his body.
Page 157 [09-01-1862]Regarding writing, shooting excursions off of the ship, and the capture of a blockade runner.
Page 158 [09-05-1862]Regarding the yellow fever scare on board the Delaware.
Page 159 [09-08-1862]Regarding a party in memory of Generals Stevens and Kearny, dinner with postmaster Sears, and general business in Hilton Head.
Page 160 [09-08-1862]Regarding Gunn's return to the Delaware.
Page 161 [09-08-1862]Regarding Gunn's changing ships from the Delaware to the Massachusetts.
Page 162 [09-09-1862]Regarding Gunn's trip on the Massachusetts, passing Charleston.
Page 163 [09-10-1862]Regarding discussion with Canadian passengers captured on the blockade runner, the Fanny Laure, and a rough night at sea.
Page 164 [09-10-1862]Contains excerpts from letters sent to Gunn by Haney and Jack Edwards.
Page 165 [09-10-1862]Regarding the upbraiding of drunken soldiers by a sober one on watch.
Page 166 [09-10-1862]Regarding a rain-soaked arrival at New York.
Page 167 [09-12-1862]Regarding Gunn's boarding house and his return to the Tribune offices from abroad.
Page 168 [09-13-1862]Regarding the debauched behavior of Gunn's fellow boarders during his absence.
Page 169 [09-15-1862]Regarding Gunn's acquaintances during his absence.
Page 170 [09-15-1862]Describes catching up with acquaintances.
Page 171 [09-16-1862]Regarding an account of Kettle, Bateman, and the Halls.
Page 172 [09-17-1862]Regarding visiting and business around New York.
Page 173 [09-19-1862]Regarding the Blankmans and a meeting with Colton at the Tribune office.
Page 174 [09-20-1862]Regarding conversation with Miss Maguire.
Page 175 [09-20-1862]Regarding a trip to Bellmont in Fordham to visit Bellew.
Page 176 [09-21-1862]Regarding a visit and conversation with Bellew at Fordham.
Page 177 [09-21-1862]Regarding news of a yellow fever outbreak aboard the Delaware.
Page 178 [09-24-1862]Regarding a meeting with Mort Thomson's father at the Tribune office and news that Clifford Thomson is an aide to General Pleasanton.
Page 179 [09-25-1862]Regarding the receipt of letters from postmaster Sears and the behavior of ''Doesticks''.
Page 180 [09-25-1862]Regarding an attempt by Mort Thomson to bully Thomas Nast.
Page 181 [09-25-1862]Regarding letters to Rice, Winchester, and a trip to buy photographs of the peninsular campaign.
Page 182 [09-27-1862]Regarding an argument between the Robertsons and George Boweryem.
Page 183 [09-27-1862]Regarding a visit by Mr. Edwards, who wished to promote ex-slave emigration to Australia.
Page 184 [09-29-1862]Regarding a visit to Lizzie Woodward.
Page 185Back fly-leaf.
Page 186Back cover.
Page 187 [09-10-1868]Card in memory of James Rutter.
Page 188 [12-16-1890]Newspaper clipping containing an obituary for General Terry.
Page 189Newspaper clipping announcing the election of Charles G. Halpine as New York City Registrar.
Page 190Newspaper clipping reviewing a book by Charles Reynolds on the history of St. Augustine, Florida.
Page 191Newspaper clipping containing one of Charles Halpine's poems,'' Jeanette's Hair'', written under the pseudonym Miles O'Reilly.
Page 192 [06-09-1880]Newspaper clipping of obituary for John Brougham, actor and theatre manager.
Page 193Newspaper clipping announcing Major-General Alfred H. Terry as General Hancock's successor.