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               My Fellow   Passengers
unjustly of affectation and a mild flavor
of conceit.  Plays cards and checquers.
   Lieut. James. Aide de camp on Gen. Terry s
staff, an ex-dry-goods clerk from Rhode
Island.  A rather easy-natured young
fellow, lewd and shallow.  Is yellow
with the jaundice.  Told me a good deal
about Brownlaw the horse-parson and bully-
patriot of Eastern Tennessee, whom he had
travelled with during the tour of the jack-
priest and his family in the eastern states.
   Capt. Bacon of the N.Y. 37th.  No relation
to t other Bacon.  Young, sharp-faced,
common-looking and pro-slavery.  A cheap
person altogether.
   Dr. Dalton, of I don t know what regi-
ment.  Spectacled and reddish-bearded.
Has accompanied us throughout our cruise
and been sick since two days after starting.
 Said to be skilful, but evidently selfish
and unsocial.  Is particular about getting
special toast made for himself at meals.
Never doctors James and when induced to
visit one of the poor, sick soldiers below, gave
him two pills, one of which wouldn t stay
on the man s stomach, when Dalton told
him  he must do without em.   Many of
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and fifty
Description:Regarding Gunn's opinions of Lieutenant James and Dr. Dalton.
Date:1862-08-31
Subject:Bacon, Captain; Bacon, Captain (New York); Brownlaw; Civil War; Dalton, Dr.; Delaware (Ship); Gunn, Thomas Butler; James, Lieutenant; Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 37th; Physicians and surgeons; Terry, Lieutenant; Terry, Alfred Howe
Scan Date:2010-09-10

 

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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.