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driving the sand over the pathways.
In the hotel, in Edge s chamber
  or rather one occupied by him in
common with half a dozen others  
drinking stout and talking.       Anon
at 2 1/4 over to Thompson and Hay.
Rice (not my friend) there.    Off to
Gen Hunter s.    Found him in his
room with a Capt Boutelle (naval)
there.     Talk and a little brandy.
Dinner, with the General, captain,
Halpine, Gen Hunter s nephew  Sam, 
and two or three others.       Bean-
soup, drum fish, meats and cham-
pagne.   Boutelle to be my fellow-
passenger to New York.   With him
down the long pier, and aboard
a little steamer, in a violent north
east wind, almost a storm.     After
some half hours delay, put off for
the Mississippi.    Elwell was there,
but left, before our departure.   One
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and fifty
Description:Describes having dinner with General Hunter and others at Hilton Head.
Date:1863-03-19
Subject:Boutelle, Captain; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Ellwell; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; Hay, Charles; Hunter, David; Rice; Thompson, Richard; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[Hilton Head, South Carolina]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

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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.