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                 At Hilton Head.
In, over and about the fort, which had
been very much damaged by the bombard-
ment, last May or April at which time
it was taken from the rebels, by a persist-
ent battering from Tybee Island opposite,
only two men being killed.  After an hour
or so, viewing the place, we returned to
Hilton Head, and were put ashore in a
row-boat.  To Gen. Hunter s for news.
Talk about the report of certain British of-
ficers who had recently visited Charleston
about the condition of things in that city,
and of a rumor that Richmond had fallen.
To quarters: a storm afterwards.
   20.   Sunday.  Oppressively hot, as
usual.  With Rice to visit the Engineer regi-
ment.  Col. Serrell had been sent under
arrest, to Fort Pulaski, yesterday after-
noon.  Saw Capt. Atwood and Lieut.
George Edwards who told me that Mrs
Tommy Nast, nee Sally Edwards, has
a baby   a girl.  To pier.  Met Gen. Wright,
who with his force had just returned from
Edisto, which island is now completely
abandoned.  They were to go to Virginia
after Stevens as soon as possible.  Went
aboard the Delaware which was crowded
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and fifteen
Description:Regarding Gunn's arrival back at Hilton Head.
Date:1862-07-19
Subject:Atwood, Captain; Civil War; Delaware (Ship); Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fort Pulaski (Ga.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hunter, David; Military; Nast, Julia; Nast, Thomas; Rice, J.M.; Serrell, Edward W.; Stevens, Isaac Ingalls; Wright, Horatio Gouverneur
Coverage (City/State):Hilton Head, [South Carolina]; Charleston, [South Carolina]; Richmond, [Virginia]; [Georgia]
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.