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              Cahill talks of Volunteering.
her face look oval.   She was pleased and good-
tempered, alloying the latter with a dash of smart-
ness, affected by all the sisters.    Eliza did a little
moral up-turning of the nose, but the evening went
off well enough.    At the house subsequently I tal-
ked with Mrs. Edwards, the girls clustering about
Tommy.    Anne came in and cackled dispraise
of Bunch, for supposed Southern sympathies, at
Charleston.
  30.  Thursday.   Writing till 4.   In Broadway
met Rondell and Cahill   The latter walked with
me down-town and up again, Bowery way.  He
was full of an offer of a nominal Lieutenancy, real
Secretaryship, made him by the captain or
colonel of one of the Volunteer companies, and
declares he will accept it and go to the War.        I
might be tempted to do the same, in my present
hard-upness, but a three years  enlistment is more
of man s life than I can spare and then   Han-
nah.     Scribbling and drawing till 1. A. M.
Boweryem up and, later, Cahill; he rather
drunk, as I m sorry to chronicle.    The fellow
is going to the bad again, I fear.  He drop-
ped payments to Larason after the first two,
and perpetually makes a square of hell s pave-
ment with regard to writing to his sister, in
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and six
Description:Mentions that Frank Cahill is considering volunteering for the Union.
Date:1861-05-29
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Boweryem, George; Bunch, Robert; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Larason; Military; Nast, Thomas; Rondel
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

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.