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                 Hilton Head and
had moderated, the day cleared up and
we were off Hilton Head; seeing, afar off,
a long pier stretching out into the waves and
many ships riding at anchor.  Halpin appear-
ed, clothed and in his right mind, at supper,
showing agreeably.  Talking with him I found
that he had known Bellew s wife before her
elopement, Col. Hugh Forbes and other of my
acquaintances.  Presently the Provost Marshal
of   Port Royal came aboard, in a boat, when
we all had to sign our paroles of loyalty to
the U.S. Government, etc.  King returned ashore
with this officer.  The Locust Point anchoring,
we all passed a quiet night, and I did a little
scribbling, after stowing away things for disem-
barkation.
     18.  Wednesday.  Rowed ashore to the long
pier, the work of Serrell s men, including Lieut.
George Edwards.  On it awhile, the soldiers
clustering about my bundle of Tribunes.  To
the Quartermaster s office, a shabby old wood-
en house, once the only one in the locality.  This
person, a Mr Fuller, was an acquaintance
of Sinclair s, I think a relative, and I had
a special letter of introduction to him.  After
a friendly reception I went to Gen. Hunter s
head-quarters, in a long row of wooden tene-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page sixty-five
Description:Regarding arrival of the Locust Point at Hilton Head, and a visit by the Provost Marshal.
Date:1862-06-17
Subject:Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Civil War; Edwards, George, Jr.; Forbes, Hugh; Fuller (Quartermaster); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; Hunter, David; King, Captain; Locust Point (Ship); Loyalty oaths; Military; Ocean travel; Serrell, Edward W.; Sinclair; Travel
Coverage (City/State):Hilton Head, [South Carolina]; Port Royal, [South Carolina]
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.