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                       Port Royal.
Davis the Irish  rebel  poet and a part
of  Les Miserables  lent me by Halpine.
Supped with Gen. Hunter and party.  A
heavy storm of incessant rain, during 
which steamers were arriving from the
Stono.  A cuchre-party in the General s
quarters.  Arrival and departure of wet
officers.  In Halpine s room, smoking.
Return of Fessenden and Stockton.  To my
own room, the waves storming outside,
the wind piping and wailing.
   5.  Saturday.  In the afternoon met
Trowbridge on the pier and went with him
for a walk, past the fort to the guardhouse,
where we saw prisoners to the hospital.
Returning alone, I supped with the Lieut-
Col. of Serrell s regiment and his officers,
and witnessed their parade.  Serrell, him-
self had not yet arrived from James
Island.  A distribution of prizes for
yesterday s shooting.  In the tent with
Lieut-Col. after.  Return to quarters;
talk and singing.
   6.  Sunday.  As told in the letter to the
Tribune on pages 85, 87 and 89.  I ac-
companied Gen. Hunter, Halpine and Mrs
Dibble, the doctor s wife to the negro-school,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page ninety-six
Description:Regarding dinners with the officers, a tour of the camp, and the African American school.
Date:1862-07-04
Subject:African Americans; Books and reading; Civil War; Dibble, Mrs.; Education; Fessenden, Captain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; Hunter, David; Military; Schools; Serrell, Edward W.; Stockton, Lieutenant; Trowbridge, Charles
Coverage (City/State):Port Royal, [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.