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                    Hilton Head again.
pagne party aboard of Cannon s beginning,
in which we drink to the memory of the two
generals, in silence.  About half a score of
persons present soon.  Bethel s health &
that of Pinkney drank the former responding
in a high-flown, discursive, wobbling, erra-
tic manner.  Left, directly the Delaware
reached the wharf and went ashore.  Met
Capt. King.  To Adams  Express office.  Got
$50 remitted from the Tribune, which had
been laying there for some weeks.  Saw Osborne
of the Herald.  To the postmaster s saw him
and Winser of the Times.  With the letter
to the office of Ellwell, the quartermaster
and got him to write to Commodore Dupont
asking for a passage for me to New York
by the U.S. Transport Massachusetts which
was to start by day-break to-morrow.  Then
to dine with Winser at Sears,  the post master s
justly-named  mess.   Innumerable flies,
fried bacon and canvas.  Thence to Winser s
adjacent lodging where he was engaged
partly in writing a letter to the Times, partly
revising proof for the New South.  Anon to
old quarters, meeting negro William by the way.
To the rooms I had occupied with Rice find-
ing only a negro asleep there.  Hickocks had
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and fifty-nine
Description:Regarding a party in memory of Generals Stevens and Kearny, dinner with postmaster Sears, and general business in Hilton Head.
Date:1862-09-08
Subject:Bethel; Civil War; Delaware (Ship); Du Pont, Samuel Francis; Ellwell; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hickox, Volney; Journalism; Kearny, Philip; King, Captain; Massachusetts (Ship); Military; New South.; New York herald.; New York times.; Osborne; Pinckney; Rice, J.M.; Sears; Stevens, Isaac Ingalls; William; Winser
Coverage (City/State):Hilton Head, [South Carolina]
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.