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                   Sent to Quarantine
afraid personally of the yellow fever.  Gen-
eral dissatisfaction and natural, but un-
fair, inclination to side with that opinion.
  The doctor also brought letters for those on
board from the Hilton Head post-office  
and a demi-john of whiskey from Smith to
Thompson.  I got a letter from Sinclair, none
from England or New York, but lots of
Tribunes.  A general scare about us and
yellow fever at Port Royal.  Slept, this
night and others in the captains cabin,
my berth being wet from leakage.
   27.  Wednesday.  Crispell aboard
again, with more papers, up to the 23rd
of the month.  News of McClellan s having
been driven back on the peninsula and pros-
pects of a battle on the Rappahannock.  Read-
ing papers all day.  In the afternoon up
anchor and to St Helena Sound.  A visit
during the afternoon to Gen. Terry by the
captains of a gun boat, the Shepherd Knapp,
others anchored, who kept the general and
Bacon in an almost perpetual roar of laugh-
ter by his conversation (and me awake,
for I was in my berth, trying to doze away
the afternoon).  He was on the blockade
service and Bacon described him as an
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and forty-one
Description:Regarding another visit by Dr. Crispell, the arrival of mail to the ship, and visits from the captain of the Shepherd Knapp.
Date:1862-08-26
Subject:Bacon, Captain; Civil War; Crispell, Dr.; Diseases; Eytinge, Captain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hunter, David; McClellan, George B.; Military; Shepherd Knapp (Ship); Sinclair; Smith (soldier); Terry, Alfred Howe; Thompson, Richard
Coverage (City/State):Hilton Head, [South Carolina]; Port Royal, [South Carolina]
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.