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[newspaper clipping]
  The following paragraph of Gen. LANDER S re-
port of the Bloomery Gap affair, was omitted in
publishing that document:  I respectfully com-
mend Col. S. S. CARROLL to your notice.  He is a
most efficient and gallant officer.  Lieuts. H. G.
ARMSTRONG, A. A. G., and FITZ JAMES O BRIEN, Aid-
de-Camp, joined me in the charge by which the
rebel officers were captured and confidence re-
stored, after the cavalry had been checked.
O BRIEN was shot through the breast by a rebel,
Whilst out scouting on Sunday. 

[Gunn s handwriting]
N. Y. Times.  Feb 24
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and forty-four
Description:Newspaper clipping mentioning that Fitz James O'Brien has been shot while out scouting.
Date:1862-02-24
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lander, F.W.; Military; New York times.; O'Brien, Fitz James
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.