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munition, which vessel had run athwart
Phillip s craft in the Stono.  Back to quar-
ters with Rice, Hay and Thompson.  Sup-
per.  Returned to Gen. Hunter s in the eve-
ning.  Fessenden away, having got off to
  13.  Sunday.  Joined by Hay and Rice.
A hot row in a boat to the steamer Delaware,
there, on board, to Beaufort.  Dinner and
dozing.  Arrived at 3 P.M.  Strolling up
the quiet, hot, sunny street was called to by
old Hall, and leaving my companions, went
to speak with him.  Found them again.  A
Ramble.  The empty church, the blooming
and sweet-scented oleander surrounding
the houses, the flowering cacti all combined
to form a sort of semi-Italian picture   To
the quarters of Lieut. Volney Hickox, of
Col. Morrow and the Signal Corps, all in
different houses.  Found Babcock with the
latter.  Hither and thither.  Spent the
night with the Signal Corps, sharing a
large room and bed with Babcock, under
a musquito net.  All these Beaufort houses
were handsomely furnished with big old
mirrors, book-cases and the like.  Some
had pianos.  One article was  Southern
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and four
Description:Regarding his trip to Beaufort.
Subject:Babcock, Lieutenant; Civil War; Delaware (Ship); Fessenden, Captain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (passenger); Hay, Charles; Hickox, Volney; Hunter, David; Military; Morrow, Colonel; Phillips, Ike; Rice, J.M.; Thompson, Richard
Coverage (City/State):Beaufort, [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.