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	A Morning at Sea.
my berth by 9 and slept soundly.
  15.  Friday.  Up by 7.   On the upper deck all
the morning, reading  Examiners  and  Athen ums, 
sent to me from England, and doing a little
rhyming, which I may put in, as it involves
an attempt at description of the morning:

The western wind blows fresh and free,
The sun in the east shines gloriously
Over the tumbling, restless sea,
Which, from the near horizon s line
To our vessel s edge, is all ashine
With paly gold, save where the brine
Is crossed by shadows from on high,
From the faint clouds lingering in the sky;
While everywhere else around is seen
White wave-tops and the ocean green.

On the upper deck of the steamer, I
Sit lazily watching the sea and sky,
Listening the swash and monotonous sweep
Of the many-voiced multitudinous deep.
	x           x           x          x         x
By 10 A.M. we passed Cape Hatteras;
the day warm and beautiful, grew colder
as it progressed; the night was fine, with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and seventy-four
Description:Describes his journey back to New York by ship from Charleston.
Date:1861-02-14
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ocean travel; Poetry; Travel
Scan Date:2010-05-20

 

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.