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	  Charleston Localities.
cigar store and to a boot-store.   Talking indicen-
tally of O Brien, young Mitchel volunteered
some uncomplimentary information respecting him;
how he, O B. had pretended, on his arrival
in this country, to be a first cousin to Smith O 
Brien (which I could confirm, for I heard
him say it ten years ago) until Meagher de-
nied it, emphatically with contemptuous men-
tion of the pretender.     To dinner at the hotel.
Afterwards, with Waud strolled to the citadel,
where cavalry were drilling, galloping about in
good style.         It was a lovely May-like after-
noon and we strolled about the suburbs of
the town, had a look at the Pinckney house,
which is as quaint a bit of Queen Anne s
time as one would desire to see, barring some
out-of-place additions, I think in the shape 
of doorway or piazza      By East Bay
we came to the Battery and there loitered
away the sunset, looking at the Bath-house,
the schooner and James Island in the dis-
tance.         There were some women about who
looked, we remarked, rather English, in their
quiet costumes, though South Carolinian women
dress showily enough in-doors.        We got talk-
ing of Charley Damoreau among other things,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page thirty-seven
Description:Mentions Charleston sights seen with William Waud.
Date:1861-01-05
Subject:Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Meagher; Mitchel, John, Jr.; O´┐ŻBrien, Fitz James; O'Brien, Smith; 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.