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                 Departure of Gen. Stevens for

way of Richmond.
    11.  Friday.  Scribbling.  A talk with Gen.
Stevens at Gen. Hunters headquarters.  He
was under orders to repair to Virginia with
10 regiments and asked my opinion of Mc
Clellan and others, also of the army of the
Potomac.  Much talk of what had trans-
pired before Richmond, and I heard of the
deal of Col. Black of the 72nd Penn. whose
head had been blown off by a shell.  In-
doors.  A grand storm of thunder and light-
ening; Halpine and Stockton out yachting
in it.  When they came back they brought
with them a dead  chicken snake  as the
negroes called it.
   12.  Saturday.  Intending to go to Beau-
fort with Fessenden.  To Ellwell s, and to
the quarters of Rice and Thompson.  The
latter and Hay accompanied me down the
long pier to witness the departure of the
 Highland  Regiment and of Gen. Stevens, a
very lively and exciting scene.  The Staten-
Islander had departed for Beaufort an
hour before, under command of Capt. Clif-
ton, Phillips being under arrest for blazing
away with his revolver at a man on the deck
of a vessel loaded with shot, shell and am-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and two
Description:Regarding the departure of General Stevens and the 79th New York Infantry Regiment, and details on the arrest of Captain Ike Phillips.
Subject:Black, Colonel; Civil War; Clifton, Captain; Ellwell; Fessenden, Captain; Firearms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; Hay, Charles; McClellan, George B.; Military; Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 72nd; Phillips, Ike; Rice, J.M.; Staten Islander (Ship); Stevens, Isaac Ingalls; Stockton, Lieutenant; Thompson, Richard
Coverage (City/State):Beaufort, [South Carolina]; Richmond, Virginia
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.