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Evening Post office, a dense crowd blockading
it, to obtain the last edition, containing news
about the Naval Expedition having arrived
at Port Royal and being there engaged fighting.
Looked in at Haney s office; saw him; then
up-town.  Cahill drank at dinner, according
to his Friday s custom.         Writing during
the evening.
  9.  Saturday.   A rainy, stormy day.   In
doors, writing.     The story goes now about
O Brien, that the man Davenport will recover, and
that O B. has been acquitted by the military au-
thorities and is out on bail to the civil ones.
  10.  Sunday.   A fine, sunny day.   To 16th
street, found Haney and Ned Hayes, he ha-
ving arrived from Philadelphia on Friday.
The three of us to 745, in the basement, with
the table spread for dinner.  Enter the smiling
and curled Martha, who has not gone to church,
staying at home to make a pudding and to su-
perintend the cooking of the dinner.  A welcome
to Hayes and inquiries about the old folks, who
play their rubbers in Philadelphia.      Arrival
of Mr and Mrs Edwards, Eliza and Jack.
General conversation and invitations to dinner,
accepted by Haney, Hayes and I having de-
cided to go to Leslie s, he in accordance with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page fifty-five
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Date:1861-11-08
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Davenport, Sergeant; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes; Hayes, Edward; Hayes, Mrs.; Leslie, William; Military; New York evening post.; O'Brien, Fitz James
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Port Royal, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
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.