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                      Hilton Head.
   22.  Tuesday.  In doors all day, writing
letter to the Tribune.  Became acquainted
with an equine Dr Freeman, an English-
man, here in charge of the horses of the troops,
who introduced himself to me.  He had known
Edge, while that individual was at Port Royal,
and lent him $ 8.7 which he wouldn t be 
sorry to have repaid, though he spoke good-
naturedly of his debtor.
   23.  Wednesday   }
   24.  Thursday.      }  Heat, dullness and loafing.
   25.  Friday.          }  A mail due from the
north arrived at last.  Heaps of papers
and letters from Gay and Boweryem.  The
former promises my correspondence  emi-
nently satisfactory  and tells me  to go, of
course  on the proposed voyage of inspection
on the Southern Coast.  To Gen. Hunter s
Adams  Express and other places.  Met
Honeywell at Ellwell s office and brought
him to our quarters to write a letter.  Even-
ing at Gen. Hunter s, in company with Smith 
and Osborne.  Singing and talking.
   A period, generally, of broiling days, sultry
nights, musquitoes, lightning, taking meals
under canvass with Rice, Hay and Thomp-
son and boredom.  Fessenden off to George-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and twenty
Description:Regarding idle time at Hilton Head and a suggestion from Gay for Gunn to join a proposed voyage of inspection of the Southern Coast.
Date:1862-07-22
Subject:Boweryem, George; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Ellwell; Fessenden, Captain; Freeman, Dr.; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hay, Charles; Honeywell, Charles; Hunter, David; Military; Osborne; Rice, J.M.; Smith (soldier); Thompson, Richard
Coverage (City/State):[Hilton Head, South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-09-10

 

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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.