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	      A Steamer Aground.
plentiful throughout the interior as to be absurd-
ly but irresistibly suggestive of bedding.  We met
Ripley there and Mixer our landlord s son; 
the place seemed populous with visitors.  Quitting
the fort, we pursued our ramble.       Just beyond
the steamer Columbia, of the Charleston and New
York line lay apparently hopelessly aground.   While
men were lightening her of her cargo of cotton bales
and others standing round a poor fellow stretched
on his back on the sand, in a fit, W. Waud
made a sketch of the vessel and we then resum-
ed our walk, which lay for the better part of a
mile along the sand, past villas and hotels,
ordinarily deserted         at this time of the

Big guns at Fort Moultrie.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and seven
Description:Describes a visit to Fort Moultrie.
Subject:Columbia (Ship); Drawing; Fort Moultrie (S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mixer, Jr.; Ripley, R.S.; Sullivan Island (S.C.); Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]; New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-05-11


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.