To Hilton Head.
slate-colored cloud with a ragged tail to
it, which seemed to diminish to a thread as
it approached the agitated surface of the water
it rose and fell, finally being drawn up-
wards and disappearing.
24. Sunday. Another lost day.
25. Monday. Off by 2 P.M. A rough
sea and rain storms.
26. Tuesday. Hilton Head again. A
gun fired to bid us lie-to. Arrival of Dr
Crispell in fatigue, cap, heavy military cloak
and waterproof overalls. He is the centre of
a crowd of us and says that he has orders
to board every vessel in anticipation of the
Yellow Fever. We learn that Halpine has
gone to Washington to assume a position
on the staff of Gen. Halleck that the negro
regiment has been disbanded because Gen.
Hunter couldn t get money to pay the men or
clothing from the government. A storm
of rain. Crispell goes off on the little tug
which brought him, to return again in the
afternoon, with the agreeable information that
Gen. Hunter has condemned us to a fortnight s
quarantine in St. Helena Sound. Crispell,
who was a pro-slavery democrat, ridiculed
Hunter representing him as an old woman,
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and forty|
|Description:||Regarding arrival at Hilton Head and a visit by Dr. Crispell to inspect for yellow fever.|
|Subject:||Civil War; Clothing and dress; Crispell, Dr.; Delaware (Ship); Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halleck, Henry Wager; Halpine, Charles G.; Hunter, David; Military; South Carolina Infantry Regiment, 1st (Union)|
|Coverage (City/State):||Hilton Head, [South Carolina]|
|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.|