5. Friday. Arrival of the Cosmopolitan
6. Saturday. Burial of a soldier who
died last night, on Otter Island. I attend.
Schofield taken sick this evening, and Capt.
Bacon, who had come back to the vessel
wet through from a shooting excursion.
7. Sunday. A general scare on board
about the yellow fever. Letter-writing.
Arrival of the Cosmopolitan again and I
see Charley Honeywell aboard, on the stern
amid a group of spectators, he recognizing
me. We are ordered to steam back to Hil-
ton Head and do so, lying off there. Specu-
lation as to whether we shall not be sent off
to New York, to perform quarantine there.
8. Wednesday. Speculation continued. Cris-
pell and Crane aboard. Faircloth greatly
exercised at the prospect of returning to
New York. Talking of his duty to his owners
and the like. This at last decided that
we are to put into Hilton Head. Accomplish-
ing this, Capt. Cannon, the rightful com-
mander of the Delaware comes aboard.
Disastrous news from Virginia, among other
particulars the death of Generals Stevens
and Kearny. Sensation thereon. A cham-
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and fifty-eight|
|Description:||Regarding the yellow fever scare on board the Delaware.|
|Subject:||Bacon, Captain; Cannon, Captain; Civil War; Cosmopolitan (Ship); Crane, Dr.; Crispell, Dr.; Delaware (Ship); Diseases; Faircloth, Captain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Honeywell, Charles; Kearny, Philip; Military; Schofield, Richard; Stevens, Isaac Ingalls|
|Coverage (City/State):||Hilton Head, [South Carolina]; New York, [New York]|
|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.|