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All the party had just returned from
a day s trip to Beaufort.   Talk with
Hay & Thompson.     Rice still
with Gen Wright at Cincinnatti.
Presently accepted Charley Honeywell s
invitation to sleep aboard the Cosmo-
politan.     Rowed thither across some
distance of water; aboard and supper, 
in company with the captain, officers
of the boat and a number of army
doctors.   The Cosmo is now destined
for hospital uses, in anticipation
of the wounded to result from the
coming attack on Charleston.  After
supper, the Doctors and Charley played
cards, while I read.        A drum-fish
curiously audible during the evening
and night.          At about 10, (after
a moderate glass of hot Bourbon) to
bed in a luxurious cabin, next to
Honeywell s.   In that young man s
room I noticed half a dozen photo-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and forty-seven
Description:Describes spending the night aboard the Cosmopolitan at Hilton Head with Charles Honeywell.
Date:1863-03-18
Subject:Civil War; Cosmopolitan (Ship); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hay, Charles; Honeywell, Charles; Rice, J.M.; 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.