Aboard the Delaware.
see page 70. Resembles George Arnold very
much, in face and manner, of which he has
been told before I remarked upon it.
Lieut. Charles Hay, 3rd Cavalry U.S.
A. Fat and very much freckled smooth-faced
vulgarish, not unkindly, much less hard
than Captain Dick Thompson. Sensual, with
a steak of sentimentality; has told me of a
love-affair in which he is engaged quite se-
erious, you know, correspondence etc. Is,
I think more amiable than Thompson, his
friend and companion. Both of them had
volunteered as privates at the beginning of
the war, probably calculating on being raised
from the ranks through the influence of friends.
Portrait on page 70. The two became
my companions to some extent throughout
the voyage, owing to intimacy at Hilton Head;
but I should have infinitely preferred Rice,
who was in every respect their superior, being
a good fellow and a gentleman, with whom
I got on capitally. Up to the moment of em-
barkation he had intended accompanying us,
but Gen. Wright liked him and he preferred
a chance of active service.
Captain Faircloth. Dour-looking, self-
willed and brutally maritime in the expression
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and fifty-three|
|Description:||Regarding Gunn's opinions of Lieutenant Charles Hay and Captain Faircloth.|
|Subject:||Arnold, George; Civil War; Delaware (Ship); Faircloth, Captain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hay, Charles; Military; Rice, J.M.; Thompson, Richard; Wright, Horatio Gouverneur|
|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.|