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            An indignant South Carolinian.
Jouane, did  Dixie,  and no end of national
tunes.    At the early part of the entertainment
I remember Murdoch expressing himself very
indignantly about the conduct of a certain South
Carolinian officer   I partly think an  aid  to
the Governor   who had gone to Fort Sumter with
the photographer before spoken of, having got
an order to that effect.           Murdoch declared it
the act of a spy and sneak, declared that the
man had disgraced South Carolina by it, that
he wished Major Anderson had detected and in-
continently had him shot or hanged.     Why did
he not go in his uniform? asked Murdoch,  in-
stead of as an assistant to Cook? then 
Anderson might have denied him admission, did
he think it advisable to do so.         Further, Mur-
doch hoped that somebody would report his
words to the man commented on.       At about
2 A. M. our party broke up and W. Waud
and I returned to our hotel.   He had arran-
ged to be off very early on Saturday morning
for Augusta, hence he would have but a few
hours sleep.   He talked of returning within
a week s time or less, so I thought I might
see him again before my return to the North,
little thinking how long a time must elapse be-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and forty-seven
Description:Mentions Murdoch's disgust with the conduct of a particular South Carolinian officer.
Date:1861-02-08
Subject:Anderson, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jouane; Murdoch; Songs; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston], South Carolina; Augusta, [Georgia]
Scan Date:2010-05-20

 

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.