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		65
       Off for the Stone   Charley Honeywell.
The officers with whom I talked subsequently
blamed Benham, most of them ridiculing him
as a braggart.  Surely if an innocent he was
a most unlucky man.  Finishing my letter
I left it on Halpine s desk for mailing and
turned out, finding the sentry sitting on the steps
in front of                                         
the building,                                     
fast asleep.                                        
I didn t wake                                     
the young                                          
fellow.  The                                       
long pier                                             
was nearly                                          
flooded as                                          
I descended                                        
it, and, to                                             
the right, lay                                        
a steamer                                              
containing
the wounded                                            

[photograph]
Brigadier-General Benham.
	and dying sol-
	diers from Ja-
	mes Island
	at the end I
	found the Cos-
	mopolitan and
	went aboard
	her and to
	bed, in a berth
	assigned me
	by the steward,
	after a brief
	interview with 
	the Captain.
	Next morning,
being summoned to breakfast I found two of
Gen-Hunter s aids on board, whom I had
met on the preceeding evening and was also very
cordially received by the purser of the boat, Charley
Honeywell, my acquaintance of 745 Broadway,
and admirer of pretty Matty Edwards.  He show-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page seventy-five
Description:Regarding the general opinion of General Benham and meeting Charley Honeywell.
Date:1862-06-20
Subject:Benham, Henry Washington; Civil War; Cosmopolitan (Ship); Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; Honeywell, Charles; James Island (S.C.); Journalism; Military; New York tribune.
Coverage (City/State):[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.