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       From Fortress Monroe to Baltimore.
naturedly procuring me a free passage and
a couple of meal-tickets.  Livers and his
wife came aboard, with their niece, all three
being bound, like myself, to New York.  Brig-
ham saw me off.  We had some wounded
men in the cabin, one from the field of Fair
oaks, a captain, shot through the thigh.  There
was a Herald correspondent, too, who came
and read the report he was taking on, to the
patient.  I soon got to my cabin and re-
mained there except when my complaint ob-
liged me to quit it.
     5.  Thursday.  Near Baltimore, which look-
ed pretty enough in the early morning, with
its shipping and long stretch of land, like
an island, and fort on it, suggestive of the
approach to New York.  I did not know, then,
that Jack Edwards was encamped with his
 home  regiment on Federal Hill, overlooking
the town.  Disembarked with the Livers 
family, walked to the railroad dep t, read
the miserable Baltimore papers, then off.
(the town was Livers  birthplace.)  Through
the rich Maryland county, beautiful in its
summer foliage, and contrasting oh ! so ex-
quisitely with what I had seen in Virginia.
Yet the former state would rival the latter
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page forty-five
Description:Regarding leaving Fort Monroe with the Livers family, and their arrival in Baltimore.
Date:1862-06-04
Subject:Battle of Fair Oaks (Va.); Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Livers, Sergeant; Livers, Sergeant, Mrs.; Railroad travel; Travel
Coverage (City/State):Baltimore, Maryland; Virginia
Scan Date:2010-09-10

 

Volume
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.