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	A Trip to Sullivan s Island.
of which we ordered up from the bar, getting
also by the exercise of some patience, sugar and
a huge iron skillet, in which to heat water.
But Colt s influence was generally depressing,
altogether I did not regret his departure.      By
the by Frank Wood visited me on the night before,
after Colt had left my room, to learn the parti-
culars of the row.                  On Friday the 4th,
I hurried off after a late breakfast to the pier
at the foor of the Market Street, adjacent to the un-
finished Custom-house and there joined Carlyle
on board the little steamer Osiris, for a trip to
Sullivan s island.       I found my tall editorial
friend on the upper deck, smoking and was pre-
sently introduced to sundry persons, among them
a Mr Kynaston, a middle-aged Englishman of
the bagman or commercial traveller sort, and a
very good fellow.   He had lived in the South
some years, experiencing divers incidental diseases,
one known as the  broken-bone fever.      There
were many volunteers on board, and provisions,
bound for the forts.    The day proved lovely, sun-
ny and warm.           Carlyle must needs make in-
terest with a negress stewardess in whose small
cabin we partook of whiskey.    At Castle Pinck-
ney there was some delay and a very lively
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page twenty
Description:Describes a trip to Sullivan's Island.
Date:1861-01-04
Subject:Carlyle; Castle Pinckney (Charleston, S.C.); Colt, Amos H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kynaston; Military; Osiris (Ship); Sullivan Island (S.C.); Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Market Street
Scan Date:2010-05-07

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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.