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               Paul Hayne and Charley Lamar.
with crossed swords, looking like overgrown
bowie-knives.     A Columbia company had en-
camped in this field and the houses adjoining,
in all the panoply of expectant warfare.    Carlyle
knew everybody, of course, and we must fain
enter one of the rooms adjacent and pay our res-
pects to the  whiskey of the country,  an elderly officer
with spectacles being our host.             By 3 o clock
we returned to the city, when Kynaston invited
us into the store of his employers, on East Bay,
to drink Byass  pale ale.           Then we went to
the  Courier  office, from whence I took Carlyle
with me to the hotel, to dinner, at which, I think
Marchant was present.        At a neighboring table
were Paul Hayne (the poet of Charleston) and
Lamar, to both of whom I was introduced.
Going up-stairs subsequently, Frank Wood came
to me, to borrow one of my revolvers, as a  pro-
tection ; I lent it to him.          After tea, I re-
ceived a letter from Haney, written at 745
Broadway  amid the wreck of muslin and the
crush of merinos,  and dated December 27.
It gave me an account of the Christmas fes-
tivities, telling how  every one was self-possessed
and Jack created a profound impression in the 
mad scene,  how  Tousey looked particularly well
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page twenty-two
Description:Describes a trip to Sullivan's Island.
Subject:Carlyle; Christmas; Edwards, John; Firearms; Fort Moultrie (S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayne, Paul Hamilton; Kynaston; Lamar, Charles; Marchant; Military; Sullivan Island (S.C.); Tousey; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, [South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-05-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes 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, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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.