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	Patriotism in the Rough.
other s eyes freely enough.       An officer interfered
advising the sentinel to  run his bayonet into him, 
if he didn t go to the guard house peaceably!     Our
lieutenant told us of fights between his regiment
and Billy Wilson s; how seventeen Zouaves had
set upon two of the first, on the ferry-boat, Wil-
son looking on and never preventing it.   Statement
all on one side, of course.           By 4 o clock the
first turned out for evening parade.          They had
no muskets, but drilled exceedingly well, being in
all upwards of eight hundred men.           We returned
by the crowded 5 o clock steamer and walking
up Broadway, when past the hospital, met
Sally and Nast, going I know not whither.x  I
parted with Jack and Haney at Bleecker Street
corner and stayed in doors all the evening.   Ca-
hill and Boweryem at supper.
  20.  Monday.   A dreary, cold, drenching
day, in which I did not stir abroad.     Doing
chores, writing (the last eight pages among other
things) until 11.       Cahill never came home last
night, only showing up at the supper-table.        At
9, Shepherd came up and partook of a tod,
professing himself full of eager anticipation at his
having to meet his  engaged  one from Ten-
nessee, at the railroad, to-night, when he will
	x To Beecher s Church in Brooklyn.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and ninety-five
Description:Describes a visit to military camps at Staten Island.
Date:1861-05-19
Subject:Beecher, Henry Ward; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Military; Nast, Thomas; New York Infantry Regiment, 1st; New York Infantry Regiment, 6th; Shepherd, N.G.; Wilson, Billy
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Broadway
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.