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	The Federal Chasseurs.
of whom Charley Honeywell is one.   He has
returned with the Seventh from Washington, with
the ordinary burnt-brick complexion, and the
shortest conceivable crop of hair.   This taste of
soldiering, and the glory thereby accruing, has re-
instated him as a visitor to 745, from which
position he seceded about eight months ago;
partly, I think, because he wasn t made enough
of; partly because the family   led by
Jack   were very Republican during the presi-
dential election, whereas Charley considered
himself a Democrat.   (His mother is Kentucky-
Irish in origin.)            After the parade, which
was shortened by the rain, Haney and I ad-
journed to the drill-room, atop of a tall buil-
ding in Mercer street, where we found Jack Ed-
wards and a collation.           The Chasseurs were
all boys of less than three-and-twenty, in loose
red trousers and other military costume; very
honest young fellows, who enjoyed themselves like
such, being specially attentive to their 
 invited guests,  in answer to which toast Haney
had to speak, I responding to  the Press 
in brief sort.       Jack was delighted and taking
Haney s advice resolved to enroll himself as
a member of the corps.                Talking with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and twenty-eight
Description:Describes visiting the ''Federal Chasseurs'' with Jesse Haney and Jack Edwards.
Date:1861-06-08
Subject:Clothing and dress; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 22nd; New York State Militia Infantry Regiment, 7th
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Mercer 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.