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[newspaper clipping]
  The funeral ceremonies of Gen. Theodore
Xavier Thomas, Count de Bongars, an old French
officer, resident in this city for a number of years,
and well known throughout the country, took place
on Sunday afternoon from his late residence, No. 38
Lispenard street.  Gen. Bongars was an officer high
in rank in the French army, and during the Mexican
war commanded a regiment of volunteers from this
State, distinguishing himself in a marked manner,
and gaining the good opinion of his superior officers.
He belonged to a noble family in his native country,
inheriting the title of Count from his father, and
was greatly esteemed as a man of no mean ability.
Several years ago he took interest in the mili-
tia organizations of this city, and was one of the
original members of the Garden Lafayette.  He was
70 years of age at the time of his death.  The fu-
neral was quite imposing detachments of two or
three different military companies escorting the re-
mains which were interred in Greenwood Cemetery.

[Gunn s handwriting]
  Tribune.  Feb 4.     I knew
this old boy   met him some
years ago, frequently, in
company with Tom Picton.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and nine
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding the funeral of General Theodore Xavier Thomas.
Date:1862-02-04
Subject:Funeral rites and ceremonies; Green-Wood Cemetery (New York, N.Y.); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mexican War; Military; New York tribune.; Picton, Thomas; Thomas, Theodore Xavier
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):38 Lispenard 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.