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              Aboard the Staten Islander.
termaster s tent opposite  Tom Grimball s ,
where I found Thompson.  Then I went to
that of a Dr Grispell to obtain hospital re-
turns.  Gen. Wright presently returned from
a visit to the camp of gen. Stevens, accompanied
by the gallant and self-conscious Serrell, who
looked in glory on horseback.  Returning to
the pier, the completion of which I found
George Edwards superintending, after some
delay I got sent aboard the Staten Islander
I in George s boat.  Capt. Phillips was drunk
and asleep in the after-cabin; so I stayed
in the saloon talked to honest Reamer and
the others and endured the heat as well as I
might.  There was a Capt. Clifton aboard,
a New Yorker, who had had interesting mari-
time experiences and pain sick nigh to death
in a hospital at Rochelle in France, and been
tended on by a poor old man of whom he spoke
very gratefully.  He told an agreeable story,
too, about a  yankee agent  having been captured
on one of the adjacent islands and conveyed
to Charleston, where he has exhibited for some
days in a cage, on East Bay, and subsequently
hanged.  I slept that night on the cush-
ioned seat of the saloon, protected from the
musquitoes by a net lent me by Reamer or-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page seventy-nine
Description:Regarding an evening on the Staten Islander.
Subject:Civil War; Clifton, Captain; Edwards, George, Jr.; Grispell, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Phillips, Ike; Reamer, Captain; Serrell, Edward W.; Staten Islander (Ship); Stevens, Isaac Ingalls; Thompson, Richard; Wright, Horatio Gouverneur
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]; Rochelle, France
Scan Date:2010-09-10


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.