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	Anne Bishop s Concert.

[newspaper clipping continued]
  Were it desirable, their numbers might readily
be doubled, such is the eagerness of our German
population to enlist in the service of their adopted
country.  Yesterday eighty-five of them, under
command of Captain Con. Williams, arrived from
Pittsburg, of whom only fifteen have been accepted
for Colonel Weber s regiment.  The remaining
seventy will join the Sickles brigade.
	       THE START.
  The Twentieth have received orders to be in
readiness for embarkation on Friday for Fortress

[Gunn s diary continued]
		Winter Garden people
		to cut down Hayes  sala-
		ry.     They go in a week;
		when Haney will miss
		an ordinary means of
disposal of half of his evenings.          A let-
ter from Heylyn, at Rochester, in answer
to a line of mine, written on Monday, chan-
cing his being there still.   He incloses a card,
from which I learn that he is engaged in the
Fishing tackle business; in which he says he
has succeeded, but  the cold weather and the
war  has hurt his trade.       His wife s health
is very poor and, three months ago, a horse
knocked her down and damaged her ancle,
so that he fears she is crippled for life.     He
invites me to visit him on my way to Canada.
  This evening went to Anna Bishop s concert,
with Boweryem.    There s a musical prodigy
in our house which plays upon the piano, and
its father gave us tickets.       A little girl with
her fiddle was the best feature of the entertain-
ment.      The place happened to be the Stuyvesant
Institute, at which I had a vivid recollection
of Lotty  giving a concert, under the auspices
of the very man, Sedgwick, who this very eve-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and twenty-three
Description:Mentions attending Anna Bishop's concert with George Boweryem.
Subject:Bishop, Anna; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Concerts; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes; Hayes, Mrs.; Heylyn, Edward; Heylyn, Liz; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 20th; Sedgwick; Weber, Max; Williams, Con.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-08


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.