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             The camp of Gen. Wright.
sinking of a vessel and the robbery of the
government, for exposing which he was very
savage against Raymond of the Times.  He
swore a good deal, told bawdy stories and
was very hospitable.  Among other small
services he did was to change some of my green-
backs into gold   at par.  Arriving at the
camp of Gen. Wright we got put on shore, at
a little, incomplete pontoon-wharf, and walk
alongside of the mud and sedges margining
the Stono to headquarters.  This was the
abandoned house of a planter, known as Tom
Grimball s.  Here I was introduced to ano-
ther aid of Gen. Hunter, also on amateur
duty, a Capt J. M. Rice.  In the office,
once the parlor of the house, which had been
perforated in two or three places with shot,
I fell asleep, overpowered by the heat.  Wa-
king I set out to find the camp of Serrell,
which was close by, and inquire for Lieut.
George Edwards.  Him I found looking
more than sunburnt, but hearty enough, and
after some talk, and an expedition with a Capt.
Atwood to get a sketch for a plan of the scene
of the recent fight, involving some very hot
walking, I returned to Capt. Rice at head-
quarters.  Got something to eat at the Quar-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page seventy-eight
Description:Regarding the camp of Gen. Wright.
Date:1862-06-21
Subject:Atwood, Captain; Civil War; Edwards, George, Jr.; Grimball, Tom; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hunter, David; Military; New York times.; Phillips, Ike; Raymond, Henry J.; Rice, J.M.; Serrell, Edward W.; 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.