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                 The Evacuation of
with a Major Butt, making a complete
circuit of our camp to that of Gen Stevens,
the fields, marshes, woods, and lines of works
looking very lonely.  To some of the regiments.
A gallop and race returning, I being mount-
ed on the doctor s horse, a big, fleet animal,
on which I outstripped my companion.  Too
much whiskey prevalent in our camp among
the soldiers; the Germans belonging to Ser-
rell s singing choruses.  Rice and Thompson
packing up, expecting to strike tents before
dawn.  Shook hands with them and went
with Thompson to the little pier, his negro
carrying my baggage.  A densely crowded
scene.  Got aboard the Burnside, had a 
brief interview with the captain in the wheel-
house, then descended to the close cabin and
       2.  Wednesday  } lay on the table till
2 A.M., then as an officer who had occu-
pied a top-berth was summoned to exchange
his passage for one aboard the Delaware,
I turned in to the vacant place.  the heat
was soddening, the noise caused by the
rudder-chains, which ran through the cabins,
near the ceiling, abominable.  The rest of
my experiences during this disagreeable
day are recorded in my letter on page
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page ninety
Description:Regarding a tour of James Island and an attempted rest on the Burnside.
Date:1862-07-01
Subject:Burnside (Ship); Butt; Civil War; Delaware (Ship); Germans; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Military camp life; Rice, J.M.; Serrell, Edward W.; Stevens, Isaac Ingalls; Thompson, Richard
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.