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                     Fortress Monroe.
cuddy or cabin, which was crowded with hun-
gry persons whose leisure I had to wait.  The
day was alternately sunny and showery; my
dysentery incessant.  In the cabin, attending on
the wounded General and his brother, I noticed
a smart, trimly attired woman, in a round hat,
the first feminine-looking person I had seen for
three months; it gave me pleasure to observe her
though she wasn t pretty.  On this steamer I
encountered the ex-actor captain whose acquain-
tance I had made in Alexandria, he recogni-
zing me.  Subsequently I got some eggs cooked
-- and how good they tasted !  We arrived at For-
tress Monroe by 31/2 P.M. and I presently found
Brigham who soon got me an order to stable
my mule.  On my way to do this I encountered
also first Livers, then Noyes, once of the  Knick-
erbocker Magazine  in New York: he was here
on some speculative business.  Capt. Winchester
and his regiment was, I understand, at Nor-
folk.  Getting rid of my mule I went to the
Hygeia and there, after some weary waiting, and
describing my condition to the landlord of
The Hygeia I was inducted into a single room, and got to
       4.  Wednesday.  Rain.  A meal at the little
restaurant at the back of the hotel.  To the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page forty-three
Description:Regarding his arrival at Fort Monroe, chance encounters with acquaintances, and checking into a room at the Hygeia.
Subject:Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Food; Fort Monroe (Va.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hotels; Howard, O.O.; Livers, Sergeant; Military; Nelly Baker (Ship); Noyes, Dr.; Travel; Winchester, S.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Virginia]
Scan Date:2010-09-10


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, especially Hilton Head, Port Royal, St. Augustine, Key West, and the end of his experiences with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign when he had to leave camp due to illness.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Port Royal, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Key West, Florida; St. Augustine, Florida; Virginia
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.