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I accompanied the Colonel Hall mentioned
in the text and an ex-commissiarat man to
Camp Yates, being offered a seat in their car-
riage, which I found surrounded by a crowd
of thirty or forty men in a half-mutinous condi-
tion, for the reason chronicled in the last par-
agraph but one.      We dined with the  Cali-
fornian  officers in capital style, drinking
champagne ad libitum, being presided over by
a jolly, dark-bearded Major Lemmon.     Riding
to the Sickles  Camp afterwards, I was taken
throughout it by the different officers, finally
witnessing the sunset parade and returning
to New York by the 7 o clock boat.    When I
got back, pretty well tired out, Boweryem ap-
peared (with a fellow-cockney) at supper and
the news that he had seen Cobb at the  World 
office to-day; who was then at a Courtland
Street hotel.    Boweryem took it rather ill
that I didn t go thither instantly.
  8.  Saturday.   To Excelsior head-quarters
in the City-hall.  Hayes, the bearded Briton,
who we saw at the Naval Brigade on Staten
Island there.      To Merchant s Hotel; Cobb
and his wife off, northwards.      Up-town.   Ha-
ney and Morris came to supper.         Out with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and twenty-six
Description:Describes his visit to military camps at Staten Island.
Date:1861-06-07
Subject:Boweryem, George; Cobb, Myron H.; Cobb, Myron H., Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall, G.B.; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Major; Lemmon, Major; Military; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Courtland Street
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.