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shaven, freckled man who addres-
sed me as his fellow-voyager on
board the  Marion,  when we went
to Charleston in December 1860.
It was Hartley, an Englishman, 
then on his way to Key West, to super-
intend certain works at the Fort, for
the government.   He had recrossed
the Atlantic since then; is now in
charge of the little railroad, or train
way running from the Fort inland.
I soon discovered from his talk that
he was an arrant Secessionist, in
spite of his employment by the U. S.
government.    He told me that he
thought of  going into this running
the blockade business.       After pre-
senting a note of introduction, from
Cash of the Herald, to Col. Good,
commander of the post, who had
just ridden into the fort, from his
camp, I accompanied Hartley
over the fort   a newly-finished
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and thirty-nine
Description:Regarding meeting an old acquaintance, Hartley, in Key West.
Subject:Cash; Civil War; Good, Colonel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hartley (traveler); Travel
Coverage (City/State):Key West, [Florida]
Scan Date:2011-01-03


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.