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       Embarkation for Port Royal, S.C.
strances, expressed without much ceremony.
Cahill especially showed so foolishly and of-
fensively that I resolved to drop him hence-
forth and to let him drift to the devil, ac-
cording to his inherent tendencies.
     12.  Thursday.  To tailor s; then down town,
by omnibus to the Tribune office.  Got a note
from Gay and $25, in addition to yesterday s
$50, for expenses.  To Pier No 9 North
River, there to secure a passage to Port Royal,
by the steamer Locust Point, meeting by the
way the young snob-artist, Theodore Davis,
who disparaged the vessel, in consequence of
his having been refused a free passage by
her.  I paid for mine $30.  Mr Edwards
and Haney aboard and presently Boweryem,
came to see me off.  The departure of the
vessel was delayed, as usual, so we adjourn-
ed up to Broadway for cool drinks; I
called at Robertson s office, sent Boweryem
to my tailor s and went up town to lunch
by omnibus.  A doze for an hour in my
room afterwards, then down town to Pier
No 9.  Haney and Mr Edwards came and
bade me good bye; the former having recog-
nized and introduced me to one of my fellow
passengers who appeared in uniform, and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page fifty-two
Description:Regarding Gunn's departure on the steamer Locust Paint to Port Royal, South Carolina.
Date:1862-06-11
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Davis (artist); Edwards, George; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Locust Point (Ship); New York tribune.; Ocean travel; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.