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            Up the Stone.  Capt. Ike Phillips.
a young cavalry-man and the captain of the
boar, Faircloth, joining us, we had a jolly
hour or so, an I got to bed by 12.
       21.  Saturday.  Breakfast.  Chaff with a
Capt Ike Phillips of the Staten Islander, lying
alongside, who proposed to convey us to the camp
of Gen. Wright, our destination, at two miles dis-
tance.  Thomp-                              
son (who had                                 
been, I think, )                               
staying ashore                                
with some army                             
friend) was to                                  
accompany me                             
to Gen. Wright s                            
having volunteer-  
ed as

[photograph]
Brigadier-General Stevens.                         

	aid-de-camp to
	him, Hay re-
	maining to fold
	the like position
	to Stevens.  So
	we entered a 
	small sail boat
	and made some
	progress, but
	were not
sorry to be taken in tow by the Staten Island-
er and presently to ascend to her deck.  He
we found a short, burly, good tempered Da-
nish sea-captain named Reamer, who was
being vilified by Phillips for his abolitionist
principles, which he stoutly maintained.  This
Ike Phillips proved to be a good-natured black-
guard, a drunkard and an out-and-out
pro-slavery democrat, who had been invol-
ved in some rascally business, the fraudulent
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page seventy-seven
Description:Regarding boarding the Staten Islander, and Gunn's impression of its captain, Ike Phillips.
Date:1862-06-20
Subject:Abolition; Civil War; Faircloth, Captain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hay, Charles; Military; Phillips, Ike; Reamer, Captain; Staten Islander (Ship); Stevens, Isaac Ingalls; Thompson, Richard; Wright, Horatio Gouverneur
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.