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                    St. Augustine.
on the sea-wall, where some women were
promonading.
   31.  Thursday.  To see the guard-mount
on the Plaza.  A hot walk round the en-
virons of the city with an officer of a New
Hampshire regiment.  To the catholic cemetery
situate on the site of the murder of father
Corpa by his ex-convert, the young chief of
Guale.  Crosses, inscriptions, marble tombs,
sultry sunlight and vegetation.  A pedimented
tomb with  Blessed are the dead  etc. on it.
An unsuccessful call on the Mayor and a
visit to a Minorcan blacksmith.  Back to
hotel.  Reading Les Miserables and Moll
Flanders.  In the afternoon called again,
alone on the mayor.  His house was just with-
in the old city gate, on the right side as you
go out.  The place was very picturesque
and Don Quixotish, with pieces of salted beef sus-
pended on a linex, drying in the sunshine,
queer out houses, orange, lemon, and lime
trees and negro children.  The mayor
himself, a man of about 40, of Italian Spa-
nish descent, with handsome features of a
semi Jewish cast, full lustrous eyes, aqui-
line nose, warm sun-brown complexion
and short dark beard might have sat for
    x The charqui or  jerked beef  of American tables.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and twenty-seven
Description:Describes a walk around St. Augustine.
Date:1862-07-30
Subject:Books and reading; Civil War; Corpa; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; 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.