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                   The Yellow Fever.
aboard.  Wrote to Jack Edwards and to
Boweryem.
   18.  Monday.  Still squally weather and
involuntary quarantine.  Wrote to Mary Anne
and to my brother Sam.
   19.  Tuesday.  Dreary iteration of yester-
day.  The town of St. Augustine in an un-
decided state as to whether we were reeking with
yellow fever or not.  Some indignation expres-
sed against Thompson, as its being discovered
that he had written a letter to one of the Buf-
fington girls, in which he admitted the existence
of the pestilence on board.  It is generally attri-
buted to a desire of making his condition ap-
pear dangerously heroic in their eyes.  A good
deal of apprehension on board but as cer-
tainly of the real fact that Dr. McCormick,
medical director of the post of Key West,
whom we had taken on board there, was,
sick of the yellow fever, and like to die, in
the cabin opposite to mine, Judge Bethel,
our prisoner, (for particulars of whom see
page 105), attending on him with much
good-nature and solicitude.  Cultivating
relations with my fellow-captives, Capt.
Bacon, Terry s aid, Lieuts Terry and
James and others.  Faircloth and his
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and thirty-eight
Description:Regarding yellow fever aboard the Delaware.
Date:1862-08-17
Subject:Bacon, Captain; Bethel; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Diseases; Edwards, John; Faircloth, Captain; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; James, Lieutenant; McCormick, Dr.; Military; Terry, Lieutenant; Thompson, Richard
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.