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	Sol Eytinge bumptious.
thing he hadn t come back some weeks ago,
during the excitement and abusing me as a
Secessionist.   Will championed me, as I did
him, when, not long ago, Rondell told me
how Sol had been talking about kicking
Will s    on his return; in response to
which I commissioned the jolly Frenchman
to tell Eytinge that I was willing to act as
Will s deputy and to accept any consequences
which anybody wanted to attempt 
inflicting.                By 8 we went round to
the drill-room of the Federal Chasseurs, fin-
ding Honeywell, Haney, Jack Edwards,
his father and Mort Thomson there, the
latter and Jack having joined the corps.  There
was also a Boston young fellow named
Smith, known both to Alf and Will Waud,
with whom, and another, after the party
had broken up, I and Will adjourned
to the Waverly, where we stayed half-
an-hour or more and then parted.  Will, by
the way, came back as far as Baltimore by
land, thence by water, being put aboard the
Cumberland, a U. S. vessel, under a flag of
truce or something of the sort, as a British
subject and from thence aboard a steamer.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and forty-two
Description:Relates Will Waud's tale of the time he spent in the South.
Date:1861-06-12
Subject:Civil War; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Rondel; Smith (Boston); Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Waud, Alfred; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.