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	An Edgefield Man.
it was an Edgefield man who similarly drunk
in the same place, was talking of his son;  He
cut a man s throat the other day, down on the
island,  said he,  I don t know where he gets
his bravery from; must be on his mother s side,
I reckon; there ain t much on the other.    Pretty
good stock either side, I fancy  said the
clerk, a New Yorker, willing to propitiate the brute.
  A rere-supper with others; more loafing in
and out of bar-room, drinking with Mixer
junior and W. Waud.      The latter in my
room for half an hour, talking of things in 
general.  To bed by midnight.
  12.  Saturday.   To Express office.   Talk
of the Brooklyn U. S. steamer being outside
the harbour.    Lindsay, Woodward and others
present.     Carlyle came.    With him to Courier
office looking in at gun-smith s by the way, at
Derringer pistols, Toledo dirks &c.    Reading
papers at the office.         Met Kynaston outside;
with him to his store, bought a hundred cigars,
to hotel.       In doors all the afternoon and till 
near 9 P. M.  writing the preceding letter to the Post,
then out to mail it.       My nocturnal journeys
for this purpose were curious.      I always wrote
on steadily until within fifteen or twenty minutes
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page sixty-three
Description:Mentions meeting a man from Edgefield.
Date:1861-01-11
Subject:Brooklyn (Ship); Carlyle; Firearms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kynaston; Lindsay; Mixer, Jr.; New York evening post.; Waud, William; Woodward (Charleston)
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.