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[newspaper engraving]
CIRCULAR CHURCH AND SOUTH CAROLINA INSTITUTE.

[Gunn s handwriting]
  The letter on the opposite page was sent to Haney
and hawked about by him to the daily papers,
none of which would buy it.  At last he got $5
for it, from Smith of the N.Y. Courier. He br
Bellew tried to get an invitation to the 7th Regi-
ment from some London Volunteers, but totally
failed.  O Brien had joined the corps in the
hope of accompanying his new comrades in
the trip.  The inception of the Civil War called
them to Washington instead.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page two hundred and four
Description:Newspaper engraving of a church and the South Carolina Institute.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Church buildings; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Military; Sunday courier.; New York State Militia Infantry Regiment, 7th; O´┐ŻBrien, Fitz James; Smith, James L.
Coverage (City/State):South Carolina; Washington, [District of Columbia]
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.