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	      In Charleston.
dent, otherwise  Jasper.        Dan Miller and
the Richland Rifles are in Virginia, where they
have obtained consent to their unanimous petition of being
put foremost, when there s bloody occasion for
it.          Will represents the war-feeling as tre-
mendously unanimous throughout the South,
saying that but for Pickens of South Caro-
lina s, and Brown of Georgia s proclamations
to compel the troops to remain at home, every
man and boy would be now in Virginia.       Of
course they have their own stories about the atro-
cities perpetrated by the enemy; as we have, with
possibly the same mixture of truth and error.
Will declares, positively, that there was nobody
killed during the bombardment of Sumter, and
is chafed at the pertinacity with which people
here adhere to the amiable statements to the con-
trary.       He should have remained and shared
the fortunes of the South, he says, but for his
wife, whom her friends have being filling with
stories prejudicial to him, and croaking at.
Talking of Pancknin (who appears to have
returned to Charleston very shortly after my
meeting with him in Broadway), he told how
the young Carolinian went to Laura Keene s
theatre, to see the  Seven Sisters,  and when a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and forty
Description:Relates Will Waud's tale of the time he spent in the South.
Date:1861-06-12
Subject:Brown, Joseph E.; Civil War; Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Miller, Dan; Pancknin; Pickens, F.W.; Theater; Waud, William; Waud, William, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Virginia; Charleston, South Carolina; Georgia
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.