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Hunter s quarters, some hundred
yards to the left of the long pier.  Hal-
pine was very busy in his office, with
sundry Generals and colonels, so
we didn t trouble him for the present,
but went to see Col. Fessenden.    After
twenty minutes chat I sent in my
name to the General and was present-
ly invited to visit him, getting a
friendly and cordial reception.  Talk
of New Orleans, Banks, Charleston
and things for an hour.   Then to Hal-
pine, whom I found in his office.
  The sight of one of his eyes 
is destroyed.  He talked awhile
(Gen Terry was with him at first) and
going out to the General, presently re-
turned with an invitation to dinner at
3.        Back to the hotel, meeting Edge
by the way.    The day was now over-
cast, a biting north-east wind blowing,
lashing the waves to fury, and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and forty-nine
Description:Describes a stop at Hilton Head on his way back to New York.
Date:1863-03-19
Subject:Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Fessenden, Captain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; Hunter, David; Terry, Alfred Howe; 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.