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                From St. Augustine to
he not at home.  Puddles in the streets
from yesterday s rain; the thoroughfares
being paven below the dust allowing but little
opportunity for the water to run off.  Return
to the Delaware which, by this time, had
steamed from her place, by the old fort, to the
wharf.  Aboard, others following.  Con-
siderable consumption of ale in the cabin.
Ashore with Thompson and Rice, and looked
into the Cathedral, during mass.  St. Augus-
tinians male and female and Irish U.S.
soldiers.  Some of the women handsomish
with Minorcan, semi-Spanish blood in their
veins; one, before me in a round hat, with
ample crenoline and a voluminous skirts had
plump, bare, lovely shoulders.  Return to the
Delaware and by 11 1/2 got off from shore.
Dinner.  A rain storm in the afternoon;
the night solemnly beautiful.  Arrival of
a gun-boat in the evening, which sent to us
for papers, which I was enabled to furnish
in the shape of Tribunes.  The rain had
penetrated through the roof into my cabin.
Good bye to St. Augustine.
   4.  Monday.  All day long steaming
southwards along the coast of Florida.  A
roughish night.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and thirty-two
Description:Regarding Gunn's departure from St. Augustine aboard the Delaware.
Date:1862-08-03
Subject:Civil War; Clothing and dress; Delaware (Ship); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; New York tribune.; Rice, J.M.; Thompson, Richard; Women
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.