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           Return to Hilton Head from
83.  The day was intolerably hot; the
night fine with a crescent moon and stars.
I south my berth at 9, and slept, except
when wakened by the banging of doors and
the tumbling about of pillows; my pillow being
drenched with perspiration.
   3.  Thursday.  Debarkation at Hilton
Head, amid a crowd, Capt. King presi-
ding.  Met young Hall and one another of
my Locust Point fellow passengers.  To head-
quarters.  In the chambers of Capt. Fessen-
den.  Halpine s quarters and offices removed
to the further end of the row : saw him and Gen.
Hunter.  Very hot.  To the Post-office and Adam s
Express office.  Reading Tribune, loafing
and scribbling.  Dined with Gen. Hunter,
Mrs Hunter, a doctor s wife and Fessenden.
Out for a sail in the afternoon with young
Stockton, in the General s sail-boat.  A negro-
crew,  a wet sheet and a flouring sea    too
much of both.  Going at great speed and
crowding sail out into the beautiful bay,
the live, leaping sea marvellous with Turner-
esque effects.  A call at the flag-ship, Wa-
bash.  A risky streak back; a thunderstorm
coming up gradually.  to the pier, disembark-
ation.  Met King and visited his little boy
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page ninety-two
Description:Regarding a return to Hilton Head.
Subject:Civil War; Fessenden, Captain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall, Jr.; Halpine, Charles G.; Hunter, David; Hunter, David, Mrs.; King, Captain; Military; Ocean travel; Stockton, Lieutenant; Travel
Coverage (City/State):Hilton Head, [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.