Departure for South Carolina .
mother Haney, Eliza and young Russell.
The evening proved rather a dull one. I went
out once, with Haney and looked into the Win-
ter Garden, where a trashy burlesque of Gay-
lers based on "the Tempest" was being played,
Anderson the Wizard doing Prospero. Return-
ing to 745, I left at 10 3/4, rode down Broad-
way and had a solitary pipe in the lonely
omnibus and sought pier No 9 and the Locust
Point. The night was a hot and clammy
one, but my berth had a window in it, and
I got to sleep directly.
13. Friday. Anchor up by 4 A.M.; noise;
washing the decks; breakfast. A mild,
breezy, cloudy day. Thoughts of my former
voyage to South Carolina and its attendant
circumstances. Talk with fellow-passengers.
One a Bermuda-born Briton, short in sta-
ture, with a honest ruddy sea-faring face, was
Harbor-master at Port Royal, as he told me.
He had lived in Alexandria Va. until the be-
ginning of the war and had a wife in Philadel-
phia. He was returning to his duties in South
Carolina, taking with him his brother-in-law,
rather a surly-looking young fellow, who ex-
pected to get some clerkish employment in the
Department. Other passengers resolved them-
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page fifty-eight|
|Description:||Regarding his last evening in New York before the departure of the Locust Point for Port Royal.|
|Subject:||Anderson (actor); Civil War; Edwards, Eliza; Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Locust Point (Ship); Ocean travel; Parton, Mrs.; Russell, Ritchie; Theater; Travel|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]; Port Royal, South Carolina; Alexandria, Virginia; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]|
|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.|