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	Nephew Edward Campaigning.
slept on floors in bar-rooms   people kind  
cattle cars   Missouri detestable   Illinois agrea-
ble   Cairo a muddy hole (as I very well know)
  lots of troops   sent across to Fort Holt in
Kentucky   log-houses, forts and cannon   no
pay for two and a half months  have to get it
soon   expedition down the river came back, having
blazed away at Columbus, killing forty  rebels 
  got newspapers   write to me.         God send
the lad safely back to his mother again, some
day.             Down town, to F. Leslie s, the E.
P. office;  saw Maverick; to Crook and Duff s.
Bellew, F. Wood and old Thorpe there, anon
Joe. Harper.   With Bellew to F. Leslie s; then
parted.      Up town.    Scribbling in the evening,
till 11 or later.          Haney looked in for a fifteen
minutes on his return from skating and the
Central Park.     We talked of Bellew.   Mrs. B.
had despatched a letter to Haney yesterday mor-
ning   one that filled him with disgust.   It ex-
horted him to neither eat, nor drink; to scour the
city   go to Paterson   hither, thither, every where,
to find and bring back Bellew.     Me so near death,
too!    Rot!       This running up bills for quanti-
ties of shoes seems to be a special weakness with
the woman; she did it when they were at Tar-
rytown, in disobedience to his special economie
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and ninety-six
Description:Describes a letter received from his nephew Edward Greatbatch about life as a soldier.
Date:1862-01-27
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Civil War; Crook and Duff�s (New York, N.Y.); Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper, Joe; Marriage; Maverick, Augustus; Thorpe; Women; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Cairo, Illinois; Missouri; Kentucky; Columbus, [Ohio]
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.