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                 Fernandina Florida.
to Virginia which Rice decided on doing,
and so had his baggage removed from the
Delaware, just before her departure   I was
sorry to lose him for he was a gentleman
and a good fellow;  the best companion I had
at Hilton Head.  Waiting aboard, for 
Gen. Terry; talking with King, his brother,
Hickox and others.  Off by 5   .  It was ex-
hilarating to feel the swash of the waves
again.  Bound first to Fernandina, Florida.
Talking with Hay, Thompson and the chap-
lain of the 9th Maine, a Mr Cutler, with
whom I shared a cabin, when we turned in
for the night.
   27.  Sunday.  Very hot.  At Fernandina
by 11 A.M.  For particulars see Tribune
letter, page 97.  Thompson and Hay had
many acquaintances among the young officers
quartered here, who came aboard with them
and emptied a huge demi-john of whiskey,
which the  aids  had provided for the entire
voyage;  Thompson getting very drunk during
the process, as Hay informed me next morn-
ing, deploring the loss of the whiskey and
saying that he himself had but a single
drink of the entire quantity.
   28.  Monday.  Off St. Augustine, for
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and twenty-two
Description:Regarding the departure of Rice and Gunn's arrival at Fernandina.
Subject:Civil War; Cutler (chaplain); Delaware (Ship); Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hay, Charles; Hickox, Volney; King, Captain; Maine Infantry Regiment, 9th; Military; Rice, J.M.; Terry, Alfred Howe; Thompson, Richard
Coverage (City/State):Fernandina [Beach], Florida; Hilton Head, [South Carolina]; St. Augustine, Florida
Scan Date:2010-09-10


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.