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       Comments on the Northern Uprising.
course was compiled with.                     I am
now seeing here, in New York, the counter part
of what I witnessed in Charleston; only as one
is a big place, the other a little one, the ex-
citement is proportionate.   If I had not been
down-south, I suppose I should have felt its
influence more than I do; as it is, its pain-
ful enough.         I hear just the same assertion
of justice being all on one side; just the same
inconsiderate, prejudiced denunciation of the other.
In any mixed assemblage, it would be unsafe
to advance a word on the unpopular side; al-
most so, to assert that there are honest, honorable,
simple-hearted men on that of the South; per-
haps as many as at the North.          Extremes
meet, too; Colonel Bull s,  We ll burn New
York!  is parallelled by the,  God help man
woman and child of a Southern village, when
them fellows (alluding to a N.Y. regiment) gets
into it!!  of a dirty-teethed Irishman among
the mob at the Union Square meeting   whereat
the listeners laughed a foolish, brutal laugh,
unpleasant to listen to.          In short the
War spirit is abroad and giving devilish evidence
of his power to develop the evil side of us.   Of
course the patriotism is genuine enough, but
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and nineteen
Description:Compares the excitement in New York about the Civil War to that of Charleston.
Date:1861-04-20
Subject:Bull, Colonel; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-06-01

 

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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.