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                  Aboard the Delaware.
                           September
   {1.  Monday.       Writing to Hannah, the Trib-
   2.  Tuesday.         une, Heichhold, and an ar-
   3.  Wednesday.}  ticle for Sears  Hilton Head
paper, the New South, inserted on pages
111. and 113.  Some of our party make shoot-
ing excursions to the different islands, with
occasional success in the slaughter of plover
and curlew; I do not quit the vessel. The
family of the dead clergyman are very
self-collected, the widow and sister conver-
sing quietly on indifferent subjects, the chil-
dren playing about as usual, but rather
quieter.
   4.  Thursday.  A vessel discovered in
the distance, her masts appearing over the low,
sedgy shores of Otter Island.  She is evident-
ly aground and proves to be a blockade
runner.  For particulars of capture see
Tribune letter, page 109.  At night there
was a great carousal, in honor of the prize,
aboard the Shepherd Knapp, which lay
near us.  We could hear the singing and
bacchanalian merriment, and whiskeyless our-
selves, didn t enjoy it.  The prevalent senti-
ment on the Delaware was  They might have
spared us a bottle or two. 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and fifty-seven
Description:Regarding writing, shooting excursions off of the ship, and the capture of a blockade runner.
Date:1862-09-01
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Children; Civil War; Delaware (Ship); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heichhold, A.P.; Miller, Alfred A.; Military; New South.; Sears; Shepherd Knapp (Ship)
Coverage (City/State):Hilton Head, [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.