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	       June, 1861.
  15.  Saturday.  A note from Maverick. By
noon aboard the steamer at the Robinson Street
pier and to Sandy Hook.  Mrs. Palmer among 
the passengers, bent on a day s visit to her daugh-
ter, Mrs. Schenk, at the Highlands.      I landed
(or rather sanded) by 2, and proceeding to the 
site of the fort, found the officer of in command,
and after half an hour s scrutiny of what
had been done, returned, at his invitation, in 
the little government steamer, which, with its 
bright flag flying, lay waiting our convenience.
The day was a lovely, summer one, the after-
noon and bay delightful; and Captain Fos-
ter, a civilian acquaintance of his, and I sat
on deck at the stern, enjoying the trip.   He
gave me, first, the details embodied in my
 Post  article, and then we talked about Fort
Sumter.               This Captain Foster was, as 
I knew, the especial object of the dislike of
the Charlestonians, first as being a Vermont-
er   a  Yankee    then as known to have ad-
vocated extreme measures of defence and re-
taliation towards them.      I heard, again and
again, Carlyle attribute Anderson s evacua-
tion of Fort Moultrie for Sumter, to Foster s
fears or misrepresentations of the people
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page five
Description:Describes meeting Captain Foster and discussing the bombardment of Fort Sumter.
Date:1861-06-15
Subject:Anderson, Robert; Carlyle; Civil War; Fort Moultrie (S.C.); Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.); Foster, John G.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Maverick, Augustus; New York evening post.; Palmer, Mrs.; Schenk, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Robinson Street
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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.