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                  Departure from
recently been in possession but was at Beau-
fort.  Got my coats and returned to the Del-
aware, meeting Gen. Terry and others coming
up the long pier.  Found James, drunk, and
Birdsall partly so.  In my cabin doing things,
tried a doze, couldn t effect it.  So in about
two hours time                                
back to quart                                    
ters.  Found                                     
Hay in his                                        
old room                                          
writing, the                                       
door of the ad-                                 
joining apart-                                    
ment being                                       
open and re-                                     
vealing Dole.                                    
Talked with  

[photograph]
Osborne of the N. Y. Herald.

[Gunn s diary continued]
	him.  Saw-
	yer came;
	had been
	sick.  Thomp-
	son came
	from the
	Delaware
	and related 
	how Bird-
	sall had
	got very
	drunk in-
deed and been carried off by mistake to
Beaufort.  Visited Freeman the  vet  and
had half and hours talk with him.  Then
to the hotel to sup with a promiscuious party
among which were Hay and Bacon the less.
Previously I had met Winser and Ellwell
on horseback when the latter had given me
a note of account from Dupont.  So I don t
wait for the St. Mary, which starts to-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and sixty
Description:Regarding Gunn's return to the Delaware.
Date:1862-09-08
Subject:Bacon, Captain; Birdsall; Civil War; Delaware (Ship); Dole; Drunkenness; Du Pont, Samuel Francis; Ellwell; Freeman, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hay, Charles; James, Lieutenant; Military; New York herald.; Osborne; Sawyer, Captain; St. Mary (Ship); Terry, Alfred Howe; Thompson, Richard; Winser
Coverage (City/State):[Hilton Head, South Carolina]; Beaufort, [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.