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one, mounting more guns than I
had supposed.     That effected we
visited an Irish acquaintance of
Hartley s, just outside the fort,
where the two drank some bad
whiskey.   Returning to the wharf,
I was introduced to two or three
Key West men, by Hartley, one
a tall fellow with an immense,
ragged beard, about as ornamental
as a sponge to his countenance.  On
board the Mississippi with this
little party, to drink:       I then
got rid of them.  Previous to my
walk to the Fort, I had met old
Bethel, got up in his Sunday rig   
out of danger, he wasn t too cor-
dial.      Dozed during the heat of
the afternoon, and subsequently went
ashore with Sampson and Frost.   A
walk, first along the sandy shore,
then inland, through the low
undergrowth, bordered by the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and forty
Description:Regarding meeting an old acquaintance, Hartley, in Key West.
Subject:Bethel; Civil War; Frost, Lieutenant-Colonel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hartley (traveler); Sampson (purser); 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.