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	         A Jewish Celebration.
he reconstruction of the United States as such.  They
were for a speedy peace.        One had a story about
the sudden decease of Lord Palmerston, communi-
cated to a New York banker by his brother, by
the last steamer.    He was confident of the truth
of it.         After half an hour s delay, we went up
stairs to a neat back room (the walls garnished
with hooky-nosed patriots) in which the horse fur-
niture was displayed, and the presentation fol-
lowed.      Joachimsen   not a particularly-refined
Hebrew   in military uniform was addressed
in friendly but halting manner by a Mr. Herts (?Hirsch),
who concluded by bidding him go forth (to Mary-
land to join the 59th) confident that the God of
Jacob would watch over him.  Joachimsen having
responded, we all descended to the room immediately
below, where a table was set out with cold meats
poultry and wines.      Then began champagne corks
to pop, the contents of the bottles to cream and
mantle, toasts to be proposed and promiscuous
eating, drinking, and talking   some of the latter
decidedly verging on Secesh.   The venerable father 
of Joachimsen   a jolly-looking old Israelite, with
a round bald crown, a white beard, but objection-
ably full lips   was toasted.      Then a youngish
man of Californian and Maryland antecedents
spoke, dwelling on the United States as a future
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and twenty-four
Description:Describes attending a Jewish family party as a reporter.
Date:1861-12-31
Subject:Civil War; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hirsch; Jews; Joachimsen; Joachimsen, Sr.; Journalism; Palmerston, Lord
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.