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	    A Country Excursion.
on the morrow and inquiring if my stay longer
were desired.   I met Bunch near the Telegraph
office, and said good bye to him.   Met Carlyle;
with him first to the  Courier  Office, then to
the Charleston Hotel, where we found Super-
Phosphate Rhodes waiting for us.   After an hour s
delay under the piazza, a carriage, borrowed by
Carlyle, arrived, in which we bowled off to visit
the house of a certain Colonel Bull, in pursuance
of an invitation given by him on the race-course.
The day a lovely one, worthy of the eve of Saint
Valentine, as sung by Ophelia.   Through the sunny
suburbs, past white wooden villas and over quiet roads
we went, the negro children staring at us, my
companions sounding the praises of the  Institu-
tion,  ad nauseum   of course the Marylander
out doing his more Southern acquaintance in senti-
ment.          Across a lengthy bridge over the Ashley
River (for which privilege we paid the heavy toll
of $1.75) thence into the country, by hedge rows,
field and forest; many of the trees having moss on them.
An hour s ride brought us to our destination.
Colonel Bull s house is a stone one, built in the
reign of Charles 2, of material brought from
England.      It has a square portico in front,
a semicircular sweep of stone steps in the rear,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and sixty-three
Description:Describes a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Bull, Colonel; Bunch, Robert; Carlyle; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Rhodes
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-05-20


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.