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              On the way northwards.
at a painted-target anchored in the water.
a great concussion when near us.  Onwards.
Dinner.  A smoke in the only allowable
place, forwards, below.  Talk with a young
Nova Scotian, one of the two passengers aboard
the Fanny Laure when the Shepherd Knapp
took her.  He was medical, educated at Edin-
burgh and had lived in London; had sailed
for Nassau from New York.  I think he
and his companions had made the venture in-
tending to get appointed army-surgeons among
the rebels.  Dressed boil under difficulties,
with linseed, supplied by the young doctor.  A
rough night, water dashing into the portholes,
some of the battles of the  shottecary s pop  in
which my berth was located, getting loose and
rolling about or smashing, the floor flooded
with salt-water, and everything damp and
disagreeable.
   Extract from letter from Haney, dated
July 23, obtained on touching at Hilton
Head =  Fanny has taken a room at Dod-
worth s and given up her own house. There s
strategy better than McClellan s.  She thus
cut Jim off from his communications, out-flank-
ed him and demoralized his entire force.
   No news from the remainder of the faction.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and sixty-three
Description:Regarding discussion with Canadian passengers captured on the blockade runner, the Fanny Laure, and a rough night at sea.
Date:1862-09-10
Subject:Civil War; Fanny Laure (Ship); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Massachusetts (Ship); McClellan, George B.; Military; Ocean travel; Parton, James; Shepherd Knapp (Ship)
Coverage (City/State):Hilton Head, [South Carolina]; [New York, New York]
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.