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                    Serrell, and Camp life
Clifton and slumbered soundly-
         22.  Sunday.  A  hose-bath ; getting the
men who were washing the decks to play over
me, naked.  Breakfast: scribbling; then aboard
a  tug  steamer and to shore.  To Gen Wright s
headquarters; saw Serrell in his little office,
adjoining it.  In the main-building, making a
map, with the assistance of Brigadier General

[two photographs]
Lieut R. Thompson.        Lieut Chas. Hay.

[Gunn s diary continued]
Williams.  At work till 1    then having mailed
letter (which was to return to Hilton Head by
the Cospmopolitan and thence^|not| on the same vessel
to New York) to dinner with Serrell in his tent,
in the camp fronting  Grimball s.   But the weat-
her proved so hot that we adjourned to beside
the little creek, itself well-looking enough at
flood-tide, but to the last degree dreary and de-
testable at ebb; the trees above looking shabby
with pendant moss.  A salt-dinner, with ale.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page eighty
Description:Regarding General Wright's headquarters.
Date:1862-06-21
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Serrell, Edward W.; Staten Islander (Ship); Williams, General; Wright, Horatio Gouverneur
Coverage (City/State):[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.