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              The Park in War-Time.
Seventh as an amateur to-morrow.   He was at
745 last night, rather tipsy; not an infrequent
condition with him.   Nicholas wanted to volun-
teer, too, but the Bank couldn t very well spare
him.          During this night s conversation, for
a wonder, Sally s name was not once men-
tioned!        Cahill up in my room, on my
return.

	            /

	         May.
  1.  Wednesday.   Alternate rain and sun-
shine and raw, chill wind.    Writing and loafing
till 5, then down-town, passing Nast; whom
Cahill met subsequently, walking with Eliza,
Matty in the rear, and, relating it to me, burles-
qued Tommy s assumption of the airs of a man
about town.     I thought his face looked flabby
and Jewish.        One always finds a man s face
disagreeable when one dislikes him.        Left M.S.S.
at Strongs, looked in at Haney s and return-
ed up-town.      A company of  Ulster Guards  in 
occupying the barracks in the park, sentries in
shabby private clothes, with a blue blanket for cloak.
over them.            Out awhile, after supper, then
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and forty-seven
Description:Mentions that Jack Crockett is volunteering with the 7th New York Infantry Regiment.
Date:1861-04-30
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Crockett, John; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Military; Nast, Thomas; New York State Militia Infantry Regiment, 7th; Nicholas, John G.W.; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-07

 

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.