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to the Lieut-Colonel.
  12.  Thursday.   Off Ship Is-
land, and nearer it than last
time.    Lay there perhaps an hour 
and a half in the bright, breezy, sun-
ny morning, some military passen-
gers going off in a boat.    Then
off for Pensacola.   Expecting that
we may  go up to the town ; ill-
founded as it proved.     For it was
night when we got to Fort Pickens,
of which, and of the vicinity, we saw
nothing but twinkling lights.    A boat
put off into the darkness, carrying
off a jolly doctor and some others,
who were honored with three cheers
(or rather shouts, for Americans don t
know how to hurrah) and then we
sped on again.           My fellow pas-
sengers resolve themselves into a num-
ber of sick and disabled soldiers,
who crowd the forward lower deck
and litter that above it.    Mostly
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and thirty-two
Description:Describes his sea journey on the Mississippi back to New York.
Date:1863-03-11
Subject:Civil War; Frost, Lieutenant-Colonel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mississippi (Ship); Travel
Coverage (City/State):Ship Island, [Mississippi]; Pensacola, [Florida]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ''The New York Tribune'' at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.