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                       St. Augustine.
back to dinner.  Reading a History of the
place afterwards.  Out in company with
a lieutenant Kendall (who was going to be
tried by Court Martial for getting drunk
and calling a brother officer a s _n of a b___h)
to the old city gate, at evening, looking at
the prospect, the ruined wall, the fort with
the stars and stripes flying, the woods and
luxuriated vegetation, the white tents and
blue sky.  Enjoying the sea-breeze.  Re-
turning witnessed a row, a number of sailors
breaking into a house occupied by some negro
women, who shouted for the patrol.  A piazza
evening.  Much talk in Kendall s room
about his court martial.
   30.  Wednesday.  Seeing guard mount
the Plaza, and listening to the band,
pretty scene.  A bottle of champagne at
a sutlers.  To a stylish house alluded
to in letter on page 99, from the summit
of which I had a fine view of the city.  In
front of this house was a garden with limes
and lemons growing in it and a cocoa-
nut palm.  Returning to the hotel, loaf-
ing and scribbling.  A talk with Pesetti
the mayor and Buffington.  In the eve-
ning a stroll with Jarvis, a storekeeper
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and twenty-six
Description:Regarding the court martial of Lieutenant Kendall and a military parade at St. Augustine.
Date:1862-07-29
Subject:Buffington, Colonel; Civil War; Court martial; Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jarvis; Kendall, Lieutenant; Military; Pesetti
Coverage (City/State):St. Augustine, [Florida]
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.