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                 News from Haney
Mr Nast is a happy father, if you have
not already heard.  Little girl about four
weeks old at this present time of writing.
Mother and child doing well and father
very proud and happy.  Jack is cook
to his company: sent him Soyer : is get-
ting along bravely.  Has grown into an
ugly bearded man, so say the girls. x x
George Nicholas, his wife, has fallen heir
to $20,000.  Charley Damoreau says
that he (G) spells his name now h.e.a.v.y,
which Charles is self indulgent enough to
consider a joke.  Crocketts getting along slowly
but all well. Charley Honeywell was here
a little while; gave us a full account of
all he saw in the South and mentioned
meeting you. 
   Extracts from letter by Jack Edwards,
dated New York Sept. 6, and returned
to me at that place by the Hilton Head
postmaster:   Received yours, written
in quarantine yesterday.  I am back in
New York, sitting on a chair in decent clo-
thes (not that I dislike my uniform but
I had worn it night and day for sometime)
with the pleasing prospect of Haney and
father smoking their pipes, the girls having
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and sixty-four
Description:Contains excerpts from letters sent to Gunn by Haney and Jack Edwards.
Date:1862-09-10
Subject:Civil War; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Military; Nast, Julia; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.
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.