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            Cahill sloughing off again.
We were courteously entreated, of course,
shewn throughout the building by a Captain
and adjutant, had a little dinner prepared
for us and took our bottle of champagne to it.
The regiment is a pet one, got up by Mayor
Wood, who is its especial patron: it was  ac-
cepted  before a dozen men had enrolled their
names, whereas other regiments, not possessing
influential patrons, find it difficult to get either
acceptance or countenance.  Jack was highly de-
lighted throughout, and we returned pleasantly
by steamboat   smoking exceedingly strong cigars,
the gift of  the regiment,  by the way, and part-
ing at 6, at Bleecker Street.                  Spent the
evening down-stairs in the parlor.             Cahill
hasn t continued his payments to Larason,
and seems penniless; all his salary going some-
how; he was more than tipsy, according to our
landlady, at dinner-time on Sunday, and I
remarked, at the supper-table, that he was
cranky and captious towards Boweryem.
  11.  Tuesday.   Writing.       Violent thunder
and lightning storms with hail and rain.     The
day clearing at sunset, I called unsuccessfully
for Haney; then walked up to 38th street and
visited W. Leslie.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and thirty-three
Description:Describes a visit to the Mozart Regiment camped at Yonkers with Jack Edwards.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Larason; Leslie, William; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 40th; Wood, Fernando
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; [Yonkers, New York]
Coverage (Street):38th Street; Bleecker Street
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.