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             Boweryem on the Rampage.
supper-table and told him, as he did me after-
wards, that he had denounced Levan to a Vigilance
Committee!    I forgot to say, first of all that
Boweryem has volunteered!      I found the little
man in the hall, on my returning to dinner,
with a big Union cockade on (pinned by the hands
of Susy Woodward, who  would only take twenty
cents for it, wholesale price,  at her store in
Broadway) and in a great state of excitement.
He said he had joined the  Scott Guard    a very
hard-looking crowd.    He talked so rampageously
at the dinner-table that he excited a perfect
rattlesnake animosity in Mrs. Ham, which Irish
bitch (there is really no word but that in the
English language which will do justice to her
nature) affected to be angered by the little
man s absurdly wholesale denunciations of priests,
whom he declared to be always on the side of op-
pression and tyranny.       He attacked my religion! 
I heard her say, looking like a mad cat, af-
terwards.    When she ates meat all through Lent,
and on Fridays, the big hypocrite!  was the sub-
sequent comment of the honest Irish servant-
girls, who like little Boweryem and despise
the widow, for all her carneying.    This after-
noon, too, we saw Phillips off to the Armory,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and nine
Description:Mentions that George Boweryem has volunteered for the Union in the ''Scott Guard.''
Date:1861-04-19
Subject:Boweryem, George; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ham, Mrs.; Le Van; Military; Phillips; Religion; Vigilance committees; Woodward, Susan; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.