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          A Flag-Raising at the  Courier  Office.
Will had come down by railroad, on his former
mission, sketching for F. Leslie, having miscar-
ried in an attempt to go by sea, the sailing day
of one of the steamers being postponed.    I had
an appointment with Carlyle, for whom we wait-
ed some time, and then went to Adams  Ex-
press Office, subsequently with young Mitchel
to that of the  Courier;  in the rear of the publish-
ing room across the small yard was a collation
or free lunch in honor of a flag-raising in front
of the office.   We had punch and champagne, but
Carlyle didn t appear, so Waud Mitchel and I returned
uptownwards, to the Mills House, to Salzedo s

[photograph of Mills House]
(Mills House, Charleston, S. C.)
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page thirty-six
Description:Describes a flag-raising in front of the ''Charleston Courier'' office.
Date:1861-01-05
Subject:Carlyle; Charleston courier.; Flags; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, Frank; Mills House (Charleston, S.C.); Mitchel, John, Jr.; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, South Carolina
Scan Date:2010-05-07

 

Volume
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.