And His Comrades.
and houses in which the troops were quartered.
We met two sentinels, one of whom was inebriated
and almost speechless, an the other imperfectly
acquainted with his duties and not very capable
of learning them. Captain Dan said neither be-
longed to his corps. At the houses which were
Palmettos on Sullivan s Island.
lonely enough with no foliage visible except per-
haps a distant group of palmettos the young
fellows received us with a single-hearted kind-
ness and courtesy at once delightful and novel.
Some of them sat round a wood fire, while one
of the number read aloud to them. Returning
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and eleven|
|Description:||Describes spending time with Captain Dan Miller of the ''Richland Rifles.''|
|Subject:||Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Miller, Dan; Sullivan Island (S.C.)|
|Coverage (City/State):||[Charleston, South Carolina]|
|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.|