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   Don t never prophecy unless you know! 
nate in the re-establishment of the United
States, or if so it will be on the ruins of Slavery.
  Finally that had the Union continued its re-
cent career of prosperity, corruption and inso-
lence, it must have got itself embroiled in a
war with Britain on some two-penny ha penny
question (really who should or should not be
President)   so that if one could only look at
it as an Englishman, apart from inevitable
American sympathies, it would not be without
some consolation.
  21.  Sunday.   Haney and Jack Edwards
up in my room, found Cahill there.     Out
with the two first, down Broadway, which
was like a fair, full of people waiting
the appearance of other regiments on their
march southwards.      The throng was so dense
that we turned off into a side street, near Canal.
In the rear of St. Paul s churchyard, by an
engine-house, from a tree, there dangled an
effigy, purporting to be  Jeff. Davis, a
traitor.      Over to Brooklyn, by the Hamil-
ton Avenue Ferry, a walk of some ten blocks,
to Alf Waud s residence.     He had invited
Haney and myself to a day s fishing and
at Haney s instance, included Jack.      He
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and twenty-one
Description:Gives his opinion on the Civil War.
Date:1861-04-20
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Davis, Jefferson; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Military; Slavery; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Canal; Hamilton Avenue
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.