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[newspaper clipping]
  Among others who visited headquarters yesterday
to present a petition was a blood cousin of John
Morgan.  She is a beautiful young woman, sympa-
thizing altogether with the Rebels.  After she had
stated her case and was satisfied by Gen. Rosecrans
in person, she offered her hand and thanked him as
a woman should do.  Her petition was just and it
was justly granted.  During the interview she
stated that every male relative she had in the world
is in the Revel army.  Her husband is a surgeon;
her brother, St. Clair Morgan, is a captain, and sev-
eral cousins hold commissions.  One brother, Capt.
Sam. Morgan, was killed at Augusta Ky., and her
second cousin, Capt. Wash. Morgan, was mortally
wounded in a skirmish in Kentucky, and subse-
quently died.  Reference being made to John Mor-
gan, she indignantly denied that he had ever been
a guerrilla, and she went on to say that, whatever
else might be said of the famous John,  he was a
brave gentleman. 
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page eighty-three
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding members of the Morgan family serving the Confederacy in the Civil War.
Date:1861-04-11
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Morgan, John; Morgan, Sam; Morgan, St. Clair M.; Morgan, Wash; Rosecrans, W.S.
Coverage (City/State):Augusta, Kentucky
Scan Date:2010-06-01

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.