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	Mort Thomson back.    O Brien.
Grace s husband, says Cahill, looks so ill
and worn-out as to be absolutely ghastly; his
face is thin and hollow, with deep, black, ominous
shades round the eyes.  Cahill attributes this to
overwork and excitement and declares that Mort
will not live six months.     He was sent off to Wash-
ington this evening.          O Brien met Cahill
two or three days ago, thanking him for the
Times paragraph.    He would have been Irish
in it, but for Cahill s coolness.       He is very
 hard-looking.    The interview occurred at Crook
and Duff s.              Among the letters reprinted
from originals captured at Port Royal are one
written by my Charleston acquaintance Ripley,
giving instructions how to repel attack, another
of minor importance by  General  Dunnovant.  If
Charleston be attacked, we shall be likely to
hear more of the burly, bearded ex-U.S. Major
who admitted me into Fort Moultrie.
  15.  Friday.   Writing in-doors all day.  Shepherd
up at 1, and remained all the afternoon and part
of the evening, principally sleeping on the bed, as he
is sick and out of sorts.      At about 8 he departed
for the doctor (who, if they pay him must derive
a considerable revenue from the Bohemians) and
I sat writing with Boweryem till 10, when Mrs
Boley appeared, informing me that Cahill was
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page sixty-five
Description:Mentions letters written by General Ripley and Colonel Dunnovant being captured by Union forces at Port Royal, South Carolina.
Date:1861-11-14
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Dunnovant, Colonel; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; New York times.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Ripley, R.S.; Shepherd, N.G.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Port Royal, [South Carolina]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
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.