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	 A Union Meeting.
York would give him an opportunity for the dis-
play of his military ardor and patriotism.      Jack
is yet unresolved whether to accept this compromise.
Leaving Haney, I went up-town, had dinner,
Cahill coming in during the meal, and then set
off with him to attend the Union meeting at the
square of that name.   A sunny, cool day, an
enormous crowd, Broadway out-doing the Fourth
of July in flags and banners.          Parted with
Cahill, he having to report  Stand 4 ; I made
my way in front of the principal stand, into as
dense a crowd, and worse, than any I have known.
Major Anderson was on the platform, and above
it the national flag which I used to see flying
over Sumter.     Anderson a more than middle-aged, mild-
looking, short man seemed nervous and miser-
able, I thought; a Southern man, with brothers
enlisted under the flag of the  Confederate  States,
he cannot be too happy in the receipt of Northern
enthusiasm, merited as it is.      The pressure be-
came so frightful, I struggled into a stream which
bore me back to Broadway, where the mob was
endurable.        There I listened to the groups con-
versing for half-an-hour; then, faint, sick
and tired returned to Bleecker Street, meet-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and fifteen
Description:Describes attending a Union meeting with Frank Cahill.
Date:1861-04-20
Subject:Anderson, Robert; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edwards, John; Flags; Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker 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.