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circular space on the top of his head
showed and the rest of his hair cut
objectionably short, I suppose in
consequence of the head.    With his
coat off and his fat feet in white
cotton socks and slippers, I wasn t
overmuch prepossessed in his favor:
still he may be a very good fellow.
I think his name was Villard.     The
Boston Journal man was middle-
aged.       From thence to see Elwell,
not a Colonel, in the old quarter-
master s office, now architectural loo-
rally disguised to that extent that
its planter-owner wouldn t know
it.    Elwell came near dying of
yellow fever, went home to Ohio and
got his advancement during his sick-
ness.         Thence set off to the old
camp of Serrell s Engineer regi-
ment, ploughing my way through
the sand, to be presently informed
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and forty-four
Description:Describes a stop at Hilton Head on his way back to New York.
Subject:Civil War; Ellwell; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Travel; Villard
Coverage (City/State):[Hilton Head, South Carolina]
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.