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           Louisiana  out of the Union. 
out of sorts and damp.     After supper, Car-
lyle came in, drank with him; introduced
to a Mr Sage, a Connecticut man by birth,
a Southerner by adoption and sentiment   of
course ultra, being born north.    He had been
in England, knew Forrester (Alfred Crowquill)
and believed that he had met me there!   Talk
with him.         Abed by midnight.
  26.  Saturday.        Wrote to Boweryem and to
Haney.     Day clearing up, becoming warm, close
and sunny, I went to the Post-office, there
meeting Lavine.   Returned called at Covert s
store.     Dinner.   Loafing in the hall afterwards,
found Speck and two of his corps; drank
with them, of course.     Speck hurried off to
return to Sullivan s Island by the 4 o clock
boat.     To room, reading.   At 5, a cannon-
shot from  Old Secession  announced the news
of Louisiana s being  out of the Union.     Mar-
chant at tea; talking and loafing with him.
Lindsay came in, just returned from Savan-
nah.     (As W. Waud and I conjectured, some
of the arms seized in New York belonged to him.)
He had been to Woodward s house, reported him
keeping his bed, still sick, though now not dan-
gerously so.        Met Odenheimer, one of my Ma-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and four
Description:Mentions the secession of Louisiana from the Union.
Date:1861-01-25
Subject:Boweryem, George; Carlyle; Covert, Harry; Forrester, Alfred Henry; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Lavine; Lindsay; Marchant; Odenheimer; Sage; Secession; Speck; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; Savannah, [Georgia]; New York, [New York]; Louisiana; Connecticut
Scan Date:2010-05-11

 

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.