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	More of O Brien s Homicide.
at Haney s five minutes afterwards; out with
him.    He was going to Staten Island immedia-
tely and told me that the man shot by O Brien
was Sergeant to the regiment.      Close to the
 Herald  office a man accosted me whom I recog-
nized as Gabay, my fellow-passenger across
the Atlantic in the  Indiana.   He told me he
had stayed in Europe eight months.    He was
born in London, of Dutch parents, and now
keeps a cigar-shop at 263, Hudson Street.
Across the street I met Shanley who talked of
O Brien, naming the Sergeant and stating that
O B. had exhibited to him (Shanley) a revol-
ver on Friday, saying that he expected to have
to use it on that particular person.         To Strong s.
Saw him; got the last $5 for last chapter
of story and stayed chatting with the little man
for half an hour or more.         He mentioned
incidentally things about sundry acquaintances.
Talking of O Brien, Strong, who was with
him in the abortive chain-cable laying experi-
ment to Newfoundland, undertaken some
four or five years ago, told how upon an
old gentleman s objecting to O B s arbitra-
rily using his boat to be rowed ashore in,
the Irishman bullied him and threatened
to throw him overboard.   But the senior had
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page forty-eight
Description:Regarding more details about the shooting of a sergeant by Captain Fitz James O'Brien.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Civil War; Davenport, Sergeant; Firearms; Gabay; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Military; O'Brien, Fitz James; Shanley; Strong, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):263 Hudson Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
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.