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       The Marching of the Seventh Regiment.
	News from Baltimore.
Haney s office, he out.   All New York alive with
flags; they decorate even the street-stalls and
the heads of the horses.     Looked into the Arms
store; Lindsay at Newhaven; his partner Merwyn
apparently nervous, with U. S. flags on the counter.
Returning to Bleecker Street.        Out after dinner,
met Cahill.       A great crowd to witness the de-
parture of New York s crack regiment; when they
appeared a tremendous ovation in the way of cheers
and waving of handkerchiefs.      My companion
recognized Berger, but we could not see Phillips
or Kettle, or O Brien.         The Seventh looked earnest
enough and did not march so well as usual.   Such
a God-speed as they got might make a coward
 rush to death as to a dance,  hugging darkness
as a bride.       This afternoons news of a riot
in Baltimore, in which a Massachusetts regi-
ment has been attacked by the mob with paving-
stones and bullets; has fired in response and
both sustained and inflicted loss of life   this
news, flashed over the telegraph-wires, added
to the interest of the scene.        When the men
had passed down the tumultuous street, Cahill,
Billington (who had joined us) and I went first
to a newsvender for a  Post,  then to a Volun-
teer recruiting station, opposite Maillard s.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and six
Description:Describes the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington.
Date:1861-04-19
Subject:Burger; Billington; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Flags; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kettle; Lindsay; Merwin; Military; New York State Militia Infantry Regiment, 7th; O'Brien, Fitz James; Phillips
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Baltimore, [Maryland]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
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.