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18 Wednesday  On our way to Port
Royal.   Got there in the afternoon
and found a fleet of over 100 vessels, 
including seven  Monitors  riding in
the harbor.      Hilton Head, too, has
grown apace, especially to the left 
of the long pier, where are many new
houses.     Boarded by a little steamer.
Capt King, harbor-master came on
board.      With Capt. Baxter and
a select little party, on the little
steamer to the pier.   Accosted by Os-
borne and another Herald man.  With
them to what were once Halpine s
quarters, at the end of the building
on the right of the pier; there intro-
duce to a correspondent of the Tribune
and one of the Boston Journal.       The
first was a Frenchman (who, however,
spoke American well enough) with a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and forty-three
Description:Describes a stop at Hilton Head on his way back to New York.
Date:1863-03-18
Subject:Baxter, Captain; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; King, Captain; Osborne; Travel; Villard
Coverage (City/State):Port Royal, [South Carolina]; Hilton Head, [South Carolina]
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.