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	   And I frighten Him.
oleon, you d be for going back to fight for 
your native land?     I ve a country worth fight-
ing for!  quoth I.        Well, I don t care a
d__n about Uncle Sam!  he said,  see
the difference between a New Yorker and an
Englishman!            It was a contrast of opinion
and sentiment which didn t redound to his cre-
dit in the minds of the intensely locally-patriot-
ic Carolinians.       Wood was slightly scared
withal and I found satisfaction in deepening
it, partly on account of the audacity of the
thing, considering my own position, partly beause
I wanted him off for New York, anticipating
that he might suspect me, when my letters be-
gan to appear.        So I told him all I heard
against him, in confidence, not softening, though
I didn t exaggerate it.            The result will
appear presently.         Carlyle, like all the
Carolinians, was very denunciatory of Anderson,
said  it was the result of a drunken panic &c, 
that  not one of the garrison had been sober for
the forty-eight hours preceding the evacuation
of Fort Moultrie.          The Major had, it ap-
pears dined with the Governor or some of the
State authorities, on the day of the retreat;
there were stories afloat that he had been carried
to his boat inebriated.         Some attributed this to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page two hundred and one
Description:Regarding how he told Frank Wood everything he heard spoken against him in Charleston in order to frighten him so that he would return to New York.
Date:1860-12-31
Subject:Anderson, Robert; Carlyle; Fort Moultrie (S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Napoleon III, Emperor of the French; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-30

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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.