End of Boweryem s Military Aspirations.
Lieutenant in the President s Life-Guard
within a month s time. Meantime Boweryem
has got Weston victimized to the amount of
$65, for advertisements, contracted on the behalf
of the as-good-as-extinct regiment of British Vo-
lunteers, who Won t.
March a thousand strong
To battle for the right!
at least under that title. So Boweryem medi-
tates going back to printer-craft again. He
has consulted Cahill about the possibility obtaining employ-
ment in writing editorials for some daily newspa-
5. Wednesday. To the Evening Post office,
saw Maverick, looked in at Strongs, then up-
town to 43 d street, to visit a German regiment:
[newspaper clipping: first column]
A VISIT TO TURTLE BAY PARK.
Colonel Max Weber s German Regiment.
LIFE AMONG OUR ADOPTED CITIZEN SOLDIERY.
The name Turtle Bay is suggestive of the sweet
amenities of peace rather than of martial prepara-
tion, yet to the latter, at present, the locality is de-
voted. Situate on the East river, the adjacent
grounds, stretching from Forty-third to Forty-fifth
street, are well known to our pleasure-loving Ger-
man population as Franz Ruppert s Brauerei, ta-
vern and gardens, hence, when their patriotism
prompted them to rally to the defence of a country
of which they form the best adopted citizens that
Europe sends us, it was but natural that they should
[newspaper clipping: second column]
prefer its site for a camp, and find themselves very
much at home there.
Turtle Bay Park such is its complete denomi-
nation ordinarily presents an East river aspect
common to the up-town portion of our ever-growing
city, in which the metropolis has invaded the
country to the production of a perhaps picturesque
but not agreeable aggregate, the component parts
of which may be stated as street-like roads, road-
like streets, big breweries, stray goats, newly-finish-
ed villas, tall chimnets, out-houses, barrels,
benches, pigs, rocks, patches of market-garden,
pigeons, bushes and questionable smells. Add to
these a good deal of sunlight, occasional American
flags and a pleasant glimpse of the bright river
and green shore opposite, and you realize the pre-
sent encampment of the Twentieth regiment of New
York volunteers, more distinctly known as Colonel
Max Weber s United Turner Rifles.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and twenty|
|Description:||Includes a newspaper article describing Gunn's visit to Colonel Max Weber's German regiment camp.|
|Subject:||Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Maverick, Augustus; Military; New York evening post.; New York Infantry Regiment, 20th; Strong, Thomas; Weber, Max; Weston|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||43rd Street; 45th Street|
|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.|