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                 Return to New York
Sallie s baby getting on finely and daily de-
tected in the most astonishing feats. 
   11.  Thursday.  Heavy rain-storms and
rough weather all day; going on deck with-
out getting drenched unpracticable.  Not
well; boil and bandages a misery.  No
water to wash in, no comfort anywhere,
except in the thought that we are on our way
to New York, and losing no time in going
thither.
   12.  Friday.  Rain still.  $4 of mess
money refunded by young doctor as we are
to reach New York before sunset.  And
at 3   P.M.  I look out through the rain,
at the familiar shores of Staten Island.
A boat and newspaper.  News of increased
successes on the part of the South; of a raid
into Maryland and Pennsylvania.  It is
said that  Stonewall  Jackson has Harris-
burg.  Arrival at the Brooklyn Navy
Yard in an equinoctial rain-storm.  De-
barkation in boat and through it and
the Brooklyn streets, carrying a bundle
of unwashed woolen shirts, socks and drawers
slung by a leather strap, wearing my worn
out heavy old overcoat like a cloak with
the arms tied in front, with valise under-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and sixty-six
Description:Regarding a rain-soaked arrival at New York.
Date:1862-09-10
Subject:Civil War; Clothing and dress; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jackson, Stonewall; Military; Nast, Julia; Ocean travel; Travel
Coverage (City/State):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.