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graphs on the wall, among which were
Matty Edwards, Osborne of the Herald,
Birdsall and some officers.    Slept
soundly, to the music of the drumfish
  19.  Thursday.   A sunny, pleasant
morning.   Ashore in boat, with Honey
well and doctors.      To Quartermaster
Elwell.    Thence, with Charley to
Adam s Express, where I saw Irish-
man whom I knew before here, and
subsequently met in New York, in
company with Osborne.  Left Honey-
well and went to Thompson s quarters
  one of the rooms formerly occupied
by Gen. Hunter, or on the site of it,
for all this row of buildings have been
pulled down, in consequence of
the yellow fever having raged in their
vicinity.      The stinking little creek
is also drained.          Talk with Thomp-
son and another.       Honeywell ar-
rived.     Off with Thompson to Gen.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and forty-eight
Description:Describes a stop at Hilton Head on his way back to New York.
Subject:Birdsall; Civil War; Diseases; Edwards, Martha; Ellwell; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Honeywell, Charles; Osborne; Thompson, Richard; Travel
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.