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                        Hilton Head.
morrow at 5 P.M. but goes only to Fortress
Monroe and Alexandria, as is conjectured,
whereas the Massachusetts steams direct for
New York.  Down the pier after supping, got
things off the Delaware and put  em in tug
for conveyance, with myself, to the departing
vessel.  Freeman went aboard with me, and
I found Osborne there, probably going to
get off his dispatches.  Not a bad little chap
for a Herald man, the which are generally
objectionable; Celtic in features.  Up the tall
side of the Massachusetts, following the mail-
bags.  A gunboat steams up, in the captain
of which I recognize my little acquaintance
Baldwin, fellow-passenger aboard the
Locust Point.  An interview with Capt.
Cooper of the Massachusetts and with a gen-
tlemanly young surgeon named Hutchings,
to whom I paid $10 for a mess-fee, to
be partially refunded towards the end of the
voyage.  The vessel was very crowded, he
said, but he contrived to give me a berth
above a pilot, one Capt. Haffords.  He was
a little, black-bearded, prompt conversable
man.  On deck awhile; a crowd there, the
sailors busy.  Got an opportunity to dress
boil, which was very painful an turned in.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and sixty-one
Description:Regarding Gunn's changing ships from the Delaware to the Massachusetts.
Date:1862-09-08
Subject:Civil War; Cooper, Captain; Delaware (Ship); Freeman, Dr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haffords, Captain; Hutchings; Locust Point (Ship); Massachusetts (Ship); Military; New York herald.; Osborne; St. Mary (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.