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                Back to Hilton Head
negro huts were near, also some darkeys,
lying idly in the shade.  Returned to Beau-
fort; visited Col. Morrow; ate ripe figs;
went back to a hasty and salt meal with the
Signal Corps, then to the wharf and aboard
the Thomas Swan, where I was presently
joined by Babcock and Howard and where
a negro found me, bringing a basket of figs
as a present to Mrs Gen. Hunter from Mor-
row.  Of for Hilton Head, towing a schooner.
Got there by 8   P.M. Debarkation across
the Arago steamer.  To headquarters; Fes-
senden, Smith and Stockton.  Tea.  Arrival
of Rice and Thompson.  With the former to his
headquarters for the night.
   18.  Friday.  Some intentions of returning
to Beaufort by the Arago.  Waiting to see
Brig-Gen. Terry about a proposed trip to Fort
Pulaski, Georgia, and to Florida.  With
Rice to the quartermaster s.  To the wharf
where the Arago was just starting.  Return-
ing met Osborne, a correspondent of The
Herald; with him to Adams  Express of-
fice; Fuller there (still under arrest) and
others.  Talk and whiskey.  Rice left.  Back
to quarters.  Anon to a wretched dinner at a
restaurant.  Return and doze.  A proposi-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and ten
Description:Regarding a trip to Hilton Head, and waiting to return to Beaufort aboard the steamer Arago.
Date:1862-07-17
Subject:Arago (Ship); Babcock, Lieutenant; Civil War; Fessenden, Captain; Food; Fuller (Quartermaster); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Howard, Lieutenant; Hunter, David, Mrs.; Morrow, Colonel; Osborne; Rice, J.M.; Smith (soldier); Stockton, Lieutenant; Terry, Alfred Howe; Thomas Swan (Ship); Thompson, Richard; United States Army, Signal Corps
Coverage (City/State):Beaufort, [South Carolina]; Hilton Head, [South Carolina]; Fort Pulaski, Georgia; Florida
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.