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          A Camp on South Brother Island.
Hill, I suppose for pecuniary reasons.  Warne
himself got into a row with Lott, on venturing
opinions as to the selfwill and revengefulness
of black haired and eyed women; when she was
 very personal  in her objurgations.   Finally the
two Englishmen chartered a vessel to South Ame-
rica,  to trade with the natives!     Warne intro-
duced them to our landlady; he knew nothing
of Lotty before her appearance at this house.
He went to Fordham once.
  28.  Friday.   Chores, and hither and thither
all the morning.   By 2, or sooner, to Peck Slip,
intending to visit another camp up the East River.
Owing to the employment of the two steamers
in the transmission of the California regiment,
(in which Hills is a first Lieutenant) recently 
quartered at Fort Schuyler on its way to the 
city, en route for the south; I and others had 
to wait till past 4; when the  General Arthur  ar-
rived and we steamed up Long Island Sound. 
I had intended going to Willett s Point, but find-
ing I should experience some difficulty in return-
ing that same night, I accepted the invitation of 
a Lieutenant Colonel Nelson Cross of the Long 
Island Volunteers, recently the Brooklyn Phalanx, 
(a regiment petted of Beecher) and disembarking 
at Riker s Island, was rowed in a boat to that
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page thirty-one
Description:Describes a conversation with Warne about Lotty, Hill, and Brentnall.
Date:1861-06-27
Subject:Beecher, Henry Ward; Boley, Susan; Cross, Nelson; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hill; Hills, A.C.; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 67th; Warne; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

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.