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                 Fellow   passengers
selves in the following persons: a sensible
elderly watchmaker, born in Maine, but who
had lived in Atlanta, Georgia for many years,
and only quitted it when secession grew shrill
and exacting, leaving his property behind him,
or selling it for any price, and escaping to
the north with some difficulty, having been arrest-
ed and kept in confinement for one day at
Nashville, Tennessee.  He had with him his son,
a good-humored, fairbearded young fellow, South-
ern in manner.  They both professed Union prin-
ciples and were bound for Beaufort, South Caro-
lina, intending to recommence business there, ho-
ping for custom from the soldiers, and preferring
to live in the South.  Their name was Hall.
   A Sergeant Teaugue, of the 1st Mass. cavalry,
returning from furlough.  A young Lieutenant
Babcock in a similar condition, who had been
wrecked off Cape Hatteras, and, I
believe, once before, wherefore the passengers
rallied him, and called him  Jonah.   Two
women, one the comely wife of a hospital-steward,
going out to join her husband at Beaufort.
A young down-easter named Galbraith, who
had been employed by Singer, one of the paten-
tees of the sewing-machine, and talked about
him.  Capt. Brand, an old sailor, who con-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page fifty-nine
Description:Regarding the other passengers aboard the Locust Point.
Date:1862-06-13
Subject:Babcock, Lieutenant; Brand, Captain; Civil War; Galbraith (passenger); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (passenger); Hall, Jr. (passenger); Locust Point (Ship); Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment, 1st; Military; Ocean travel; Secession; Singer, Isaac Merritt; Teague, Sergeant; Travel
Coverage (City/State):Atlanta, Georgia; Beaufort, South Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee
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.