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	 Charleston Arsenal.
  29.  Tuesday.   To Express Office; Lind-
say there, anon old Coste.   Wrote a letter
to Boweryem about business and miscellaneous
matters, giving up room at 132 Bleecker Street.
(I had got savage about getting no letters or re-
cognition from the  Post,  inasmuch as I was
working almost in the dark, not knowing whether
my communications were received, and not pos-
sessing money enough to discharge my hotel-bill;
had written an urgent statement of my position
in milk, as agreed upon, tho so that it would
be invisible until exposed to a fire.)  Down-town
to post-office; met Carlyle.    With him for a
walk, intending a visit to Morris  mill, but not
getting farther than the Arsenal.     The day lovely,
sunny, but with a delicious breeze; it resemb-
led the latter end of an English May.     At the
Arsenal we found the newly-decided upon flag
of South Carolina flying   a white palmetto
tree and crescent on a deep blue ground,
a crescent moon in the corner, the horns dis-
posed incorrectly, to Carlyle s regret, for
they were turned inwards instead of upwards,
and the moon represented as altogether too
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and nineteen
Description:Mentions that he has not received any correspondence from the ''Evening Post'' of late.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Carlyle; Coste, Captain; Flags; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Lindsay; New York evening post.
Coverage (City/State):Charleston, South Carolina
Scan Date:2010-05-11


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.