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                   Key West again.
same containing the news of a fight at Ba-
ton Rouge, Louisiana, and the death of Gen.
Williams.  Off for Key West again.
   10.  Sunday.  Lying off Key West.  Yellow
fever ashore.  Insufferably.  debilitatingly
hot both ashore and afloat.  See Tribune let-
ter.
   11.  Monday.  The same.  Visitors from
ashore, a doctor and officers.
   12.  Tuesday.  Ashore in boat, with Hay
and Thompson.  To a photograph-place where
they had their portraits taken (inserted on
page 70), a billiard room and cigar shop.
In the evening I took them to the house of
the pilot Giger where we found a juvenile party
in progress in honor of one of the younger sis-
ter s birthday.  Talk on the piazza, shaded
by the cocoa-nut trees, piano playing in-
doors.  A present of grapes.  Back to boat,
and up till 2 in the morning.
   13.  Wednesday.  Writing to the Tribune
during the major part of the day; the vessel
taking in ammunition and some cannon.
   14.  Thursday.  Ashore to mail letter and
buying cigars.  The Delaware unexpectedly off in
the afternoon; woke up from a doze to find us
at sea.  A fine night with the usual display
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and thirty-six
Description:Regarding arrival at Key West, news of a battle at Baton Rouge, and a party at the pilot's house.
Date:1862-08-09
Subject:Battle of Baton Rouge (La.); Civil War; Delaware (Ship); Diseases; Giger; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hay, Charles; Thompson, Richard; Williams, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):Key West, [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.