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                           Camp- Life
of us departing to go to the lower landing with
Steven s camp, but finding no chance of 
transportation.  Returned to quarters, in
company with a Capt. Rice of the 76th Penn-
sylvania.  Lolling; camp-talk; dinner at
12.  Then, with a Lieut. Burndollar, to the
landing again.  Hot.  Got rowed to the Sta-
ten Islander, visited Capt. Ike Phillips and
Capt. Clifton read newspapers and loafed
in the calm of the latter.  To the lower landing
or near it and aboard the Cosmopolitan.
(Honeywell in New York by this time.) ashore,
visiting Gen. Stevens.  Returned by Staten
Islander.  George Edwards on board, having
been down the Stono with a party of men to
secure floating tender of which they had
got a scour-full, conveyed by being towed
astern of our steamer.  To quarters rather
tired.  Some picket-firing at night, other-
wise tranquil enough.
     27.  Friday.  The ride described in the
letter on page 79, in company with Serrell,
Thompson and Rice.  Scribbling during
the rest of the day.  Prospects of a night-
alarm, picket-firing and some shot and
shell.  On hearing the latter our negroes used
to creep into the tent and lie at our feet;
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page eighty-six
Description:Regarding camp life and visits on the steamers Staten Islander and Cosmopolitan.
Subject:African Americans; Burndollar, Lieutenant; Civil War; Clifton, Captain; Cosmopolitan (Ship); Edwards, George, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Honeywell, Charles; Military; Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 76th; Phillips, Ike; Rice, J.M.; Serrell, Edward W.; Staten Islander (Ship); Stevens, Isaac Ingalls; Thompson, Richard
Coverage (City/State):[South Carolina]
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.