Parton at Philadelphia.
as the American. It may be true, though
both of them are liars and thieves.
9. Sunday. In doors writing till evening,
then to 745. The family present, barring
Sally, Haney and Honeywell. Sally and
Nast appeared towards the latter half of the
evening, and presently Morris. A decidedly
slow time of it. Jim Parton is in Phila-
delphia hunting up facts about Franklin.
Haney finds another dining-place at Mort
10. Monday. Jack Edwards up. Down-
town together to Excelsior Headquarters, to the
Evening Post office, then to Yonkers by rail-
road, to visit the Mozart Regiment, there
[newspaper clipping: first column]
MIlITARY LIFE AT YONKERS.
A Visit to the Camp of the Mozart Regi-
HOW THE SOLDIERS PREPARE FOR WAR.
The ancient Drop of Yonkers so denominat-
ed by Washington Irving, a title enthusiastically
adopted by one who has done his part to identify
the place with associations equally delightful and
humorous we mean Mr. Fred. S. Cozzens is at
present the well-chosen site of the camp of the
Mozart regiment, which, has been there since
the twenty-fifth of last month. Reached by an
hour s steamboat journey, or as expeditious and
scarcely less agreeable ride on the Hudson River
Railroad, it is worth a visit and the description we
propose to bestow upon it.
[newspaper clipping: second column]
Disembarking from the steamboat, or descending
from the railroad at the little dep t, which, painted
of a faded red, and not unlike the rudimentary
houses drawn by children, stands beside the track,
we cross a bridge over a little creek containing
sundry idle sloops, and commanding a prospect of
coal yards, small hotels, wooden houses, trees, a
tall chimney and a large square brick building,
with the national flag flying at an upper window
and clothes hanging out of adjacent casements.
This building is the object of our visit; erected as
a huge grist mill, the sagging of the wails and con-
sequent possibility of another Pemberton Mills
catastrophe prevented its occupation. It seems,
however, well adapted for its present use. The en-
tire Mozart regiment, consisting of one thousand
men, (including three companies of Massachusetts
volunteers which have recently joined them,) and
ample accommodation within its walls.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and thirty-one|
|Description:||Describes a visit to the Mozart Regiment camped at Yonkers with Jack Edwards.|
|Subject:||Books and reading; Cozzens, Fred S.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Journalism; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; New York evening post.; New York Infantry Regiment, 40th; Parton, James; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Watson, Frederick; Watson, John|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]; [Yonkers, New York]|
|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.|