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that little Serrell and George Ed-
wards were absent on furlough, one
in Washington (soliciting a Brigadier-
Generalship) the other in New York.
Back and to the old quarters where
Thompson, Hay, Rice and I lived,
to find Freeman   Learnt that he
was just starting for Beaufort, on
board the Wyoming, and hurrying
down the long pier to overtake him,
met Edge!          He was here for the
World   not on salary, to be paid
his expenses and so much per letter.
Chaffed him about Russell s mention 
of him as  an officious little person
who was buzzing around  &c.  Found
Freeman, and while talking with
him was recognized by Capt. Fair-
cloth, temporarily in command of the
boat.     Talk.       The Delaware, with
Birdsall aboard, is at Beaufort.
Introduced to Mrs Faircloth, a thin
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and forty-five
Description:Describes a stop at Hilton Head on his way back to New York.
Date:1863-03-18
Subject:Birdsall; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Edwards, George, Jr.; Faircloth; Faircloth, Mrs.; Freeman, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hay, Charles; New York world.; Rice, J.M.; Serrell, Edward W.; Thompson, Richard; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[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.