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	 Stonewall Bateman  on O Brien.
others.   Promiscuous chat and drinking.   I noticed
Sol Eytinge, Glover, Rosenberg, Bateman,
(father of the Bateman children, a Baltimorean
and rampant Secesh), Ottarson and others pre-
sent.      Sol stood with his back to the counter,
looking soggily drunk and being talked to.  I learnt
from Banks that a nominal reconciliation has taken
place between them, through Bellew.   They have
not spoken to each other for six years, since Bank s
brutal or crazy insult at the expense of Sol s
 devilish pretty sisters.   Banks says he didn t care
about the reconciliation   Sol did nothing but talk
sarcasm to everybody.   Poor Sol!   Talk of O Brien s
 getting shot    Bellew eulogizing him   saying he
had  distinguished himself;  Bateman opining, in
real good will, that O B s death, in war, would be the
best fortune that could befall him.  W. Waud talk-
ed about a proposed removal of himself and the
Serjeant family   not out of Jersey.         Up-town
part of the way with Bellew, Thomas and Banks,
the former taking my arm, when I found he was
decidedly drunk, insomuch that he stumbled.       I
had passed Sweetsir, who told me he was again
night-editor of the  World,  after a long interval of
sickness.        Edge at the house, talking of my
accompanying him to Washington, thence to the seat
of war in the west.            Writing till 12.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and forty-eight
Description:Regarding discussion of Fitz James O'Brien having been shot at Crook and Duff's.
Date:1862-02-25
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bateman; Bellew, Frank; Civil War; Crook and Duff�s (New York, N.Y.); Edge, Frederick; Eytinge, Solomon; Glover, Thad; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York world.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Ottarson; Rosenberg; Sweetsir; Thomas, James; Waud, William
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.