Fort Pulaski, Georgia.
sition to ride to the Drayton plantation
got a horse from Ellwell and started but
a rain and thunderstorm drove us back.
Tea. A dull, damp, hot, unpleasant even[ing.]
Blue-devilled and repentant that I hadn [t]
gone back to Beaufort.
19. Saturday. By noon aboard the
Maltano with Rice, he being volunteer aid
to Brig-Gen. Terry for the occasion. A
Capt. Sawyer, also one of Hunter s aids, with
us. Up Skull Creek; the sea-breeze de-
lightful, and affording a refreshing contrast
to the insufferable heat ashore. The scenery
must have looked much the same to the Hugue-
nots who came here nearly three centuries
ago. A 50 cent dinner in cabin. By 4 P.
M. reached Fort Pulaski at the entrance
of the Savannah River, the fort rising from
the lonely swamp, across which we went, on
foot, after disembarking at a little wharf
among a knot of soldiers. Beyond lay the
plank pathway, elevated above the marsh
It was very hot. A salute of cannon, which
may have set the Salwanners wondering
what good news the Yankees had received.
(what defense was it where Joe Willett lost
his arm?) A shallowish moat; portcullis etc.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and twelve|
|Description:||Regarding an unpleasant night, and the trip to Fort Pulaski, Georgia.|
|Subject:||Civil War; Ellwell; Fort Pulaski (Ga.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hunter, David; Magnolia Plantation (Charleston County, S.C.); Maltano (Ship); Military; Ocean travel; Rice, J.M.; Sawyer, Captain; Terry, Alfred Howe; Travel; Willett, Joe|
|Coverage (City/State):||Beaufort, [South Carolina]; Georgia|
|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.|