popular in the army at Hilton Head; very
many officers ridiculed and disparaged him,
whether with or without justice I don t know.
Halpine was particularly down upon him.
Returning to the newly erected tent of Capt..
Rice, in front of Grimball s I shared the
buffalo-robe and blanket of Capt. Thomp-
son, and after lying awake for a long time
in the stuff and sultry night go to sleep.
23. Monday. A ride with Rice and
Thompson related in the letter on pages 74 and
75. Returning to scribble luxuriously in the
tent with the canvas hitched up all round
for ventilation. White hot sunlight outside.
After dinner visited a deserter. In a boat
to Steven s camp with my two companions,
and visited the general, obtaining particu-
lars about the sword presentation narra-
ted on page 77. Here I procured my bag-
gage left behind in the General s tent, while
Thompson got certain articles out of his mess
box left with Hay who was out somewhere,
reconnoitering. Rowed back to Wright s camp.
Serrell dropped in in the evening. Scrib-
bling, singing and roost.
24. Tuesday. Scribbling all day till
5 1/2 P.M. then a ride out of camp with
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page eighty-two|
|Description:||Regarding the ridicule of Serrell, and a day spent in camp, mostly writing.|
|Subject:||Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; Hay, Charles; Military; Rice, J.M.; Serrell, Edward W.; Stevens, Isaac Ingalls; Thompson, Richard|
|Coverage (City/State):||[South Carolina]; Hilton Head, [South Carolina]|
|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.|