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                       Hilton Head.
with soldiers as also was the Cosmopoli-
tain.  Aboard the latter vessel I found Char-
ley Honeywell, rather sick and in his berth,
on the opposite partition of which were stuck
several carto de visite photographs, among
which I noticed that of pretty Matty Edwards.
Honeywell hospitably ordered in a bottle of
claret for me and we talked of his recent
visit to New York.  Back to quarters.  In
the afternoon made an attempt to get horses
and ride to the Drayton Plantation but
failed.  To Gen. Hunter s, and in Stock-
ton s room.  Back to quarters.  A storm
and a fine display of lightning.  One Capt.
Foster, whom I knew on James Island
with us. He was a good fellow though a
pro-slavery democrat and a believer in Mc
Clellan on which points we had repeated bat-
tles.
    21.  Monday.  Loafing and perspiring
till 5 P.M.  Then rode to the Drayton
Plantation with Rice.  The negro-soldiers
on parade; target practice by the sea shore
afterwards.  Back, meeting Stockton
and others.  Evening at Gen. Hunter s :
claret with Halpine, Hay and Thompson
joining us.  A horribly hot night.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and eighteen
Description:Describes time spent at Hilton Head, including a visit to an ill Charles Honeywell.
Date:1862-07-20
Subject:African Americans; African American troops; Civil War; Cosmopolitan (Ship); Edwards, Martha; Foster, Captain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; Hay, Charles; Honeywell, Charles; Hunter, David; Magnolia Plantation (Charleston County, S.C.); McClellan, George B.; Military; Rice, J.M.; South Carolina Infantry Regiment, 1st (Union); Stockton, Lieutenant; Thompson, Richard
Coverage (City/State):Hilton Head, [South Carolina]
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.