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               Going to South Carolina.
from whence a speedy attempt against Char-
eston was expected.  I hadn t thought to start
off again so speedily, feeling indeed but in-
perfectly recovered from my Virginian experien-
ces, but the trip tempted me so that I acceded.
First, I knew that I was never better in health
than when at sea and hoped that the voyage
would put me to-rights; then the chance of re-
visiting Charleston again under circumstances
which might be the postulate of what I had
seen there, and the opportunity of first-class
reporting cried go ! So I said I d start as
soon as possible.)  Saw England and Banks:
met Morris, Bellew, F. Wood, and Glover.  Left
note at Haney s.  To Robertson s office; didn t
find Boweryem.  Up-town.  Rain-storm; buying
things.  Getting ready all the evening.  Haney
came in consequence of my note and told me of the
death of Jim Parton s mother, Mrs. Edwards 
sister, and of Jim having hurried off to Ro-
chester where it had occurred.  At 11.  Haney
left.  At 12, when I was just thinking of going
to bed, there occurred a drunken eruption of
Cahill, Shepherd, Watson and Lloyed into
the adjoining room, where they played cards
and made a dreary, joyless row till past 1 
in the morning, in spite of my personal remon-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page fifty-one
Description:Regarding Gunn's acceptance of the offer to report from Jamaica, his goodbyes, and a noisy card game in the adjoining room disrupting his attempts to rest.
Date:1862-06-11
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; England; Glover, Thad; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Lloyd (boarder); Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Ocean travel; Parton, James; Parton, Mrs.; Robertson; Shepherd, N.G.; Watson, Frederick; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Port Royal, South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Rochester, [New York]
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.