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          On the arrival of Major Anderson.
rain.     A great crowd in the hall and various
rooms belonging to the various companies.  Recogniz-
ed O Brien among them   he goes with the corps.
Saw Berger, Griswold and Cutler, Kettle had
left.   Men being enrolled, fellows comparing
revolvers &c.            Left and with Billington to
the Brevoort House, where Major Anderson (late
of Fort Sumter. S. C.) sleeps to-night, after his
welcome into New York, in the expectation that there
might be a serenade and a crowd, but only a
few persons were present.   So parted with Bil-
lington and returned to my room and Cahill.
Returning through the dull, moist, close night
  just such a one as many which I experienced
at Charleston, while stalking about with Car-
lyle   I could not but parallel New York at
the present time with the focus of rebellion in
South Carolina.     The war fever runs high here
now and exhibits just the same ominous symptoms
that it did down south.   There s the same intens-
ity of conviction that justice and right is on the
one side, the same bitter depreciation of antagonists.
The business affects me painfully, but it is
curious to be a looker-on at it, particularly
when one has seen the other side.
  19.  Friday.   Down-town with Cahill.     To
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and five
Description:Mentions that Major Anderson is in New York.
Subject:Anderson, Robert; Burger; Billington; Cahill, Frank; Carlyle; Civil War; Cutler, Peter Y.; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kettle; Military; New York State Militia Infantry Regiment, 7th; O'Brien, Fitz James
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Charleston, South Carolina
Scan Date:2010-06-01


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.