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                           Port Royal.
ments fronting the sea, and being introduced
by Halpine, presented my credentials from
Gay, obtaining a good-natured welcome.  Re-
turning to Fuller s office, I wrote letters to my
mother and Hannah, mailing them with my
sea-correspondence to the Tribune, which, by
the way, never got printed, though Gay compli-
mented me on it afterwards and told me that
the disastrous news then pouring in form the Vir-
ginian peninsula had kept it out.  Immediately
after my interview with Gen. Hunter, Halpine
went to lay up, on the plea of sickness.  It
was my wish to get off to James Island as soon
as possible, where a land attack on the defences
of Charleston was expected, and accordingly I
got my scanty baggage conveyed on board the
Julia Halleck, a little sailing-vessel, bound
for the Stone River, designing to go in her that
night or early morning.  This involved con-
siderable running up and down the sultry
pier and communication with hearty Capt. King
and his brother, who were busy enough.  Pre-
sently I was taken by Quartermaster Fuller
on board a large steamer called the Planter,
which lay at the end of the pier, and there
we dined luxuriously with its captain and about
five other persons two of them women.  The ves-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page sixty-six
Description:Regarding a meeting with Gen. Hunter, sending letters, and efforts to sail to James Island.
Date:1862-06-18
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Civil War; Fuller (Quartermaster); Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; Hunter, David; James Island (S.C.); Journalism; Julia Halleck (Ship); King, Captain; Military; New York tribune.; Planter (Ship); Travel
Coverage (City/State):Port Royal, [South Carolina]; Charleston, [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.