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	The State of Things
people s shoulders through the streets of Char-
leston, had he come ashore there.       When he
and his men departed, the troops assembled in
line on the shores and gave him rousing cheers.
  Will s sketch-book contained a great variety
of sketches of the interior of Sumter, after the
bombardment; all representing the most extra-
ordinary demolition and dilapidation.      Moul-
trie was knocked about a good deal, too.  
Ripley is now in command of Sumter.    The
city is now very full of people, the families coming
in from their plantations; everything comparative-
ly quiet.       The Murdochs, Spear, Avery and
other acquaintances, as usual.     George Babbage
has joined the Home Guard   he, who is so sensi-
tive as to be unable to look at a cut without
symptoms of fainting   and puts his musket
behind the door, when he comes home from drill,
to get it out of his sight.           Harry Covert has
been sick, from lying out in the rain, when
on duty on Sullivan s Island.     Ramsay alias
Buckstone, never paid his bill at the Charleston
Hotel, on his return from Columbia.   Waud
saw, but rather avoided him, suspecting his
advances.     He  travelled  with Carlyle as usual,
as did Salters, the N.Y. Times  Correspon-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and thirty-nine
Description:Relates Will Waud's tale of the time he spent in the South.
Date:1861-06-12
Subject:Anderson, Robert; Avery (Charleston); Carlyle; Covert, Harry; Firearms; Fort Moultrie (S.C.); Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Murdoch; New York times.; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Ripley, R.S.; Salters; Spear; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
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.