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		Edge.       Picton.
place you to-night.        Beckett presently went off
with Banks, who was to accompany him to Pater-
son.    Walked part of the way up-town with Mullen.
Found Edge in Cahill s room.     He dined with us,
jawed with Jewitt and presently came up into my
room where he stayed till 10, in company with Bow-
eryem.   Edge complained dismally of neuralgia in the
head and face and went out to get some whiskey
and quinine as a remedy.           I met Picton down-
town to-day, at John Pyne s book store.  He shouted
out my name and talked, at the top of his voice,
nineteen to the dozen.   How he had left the army,
being discharged on the day before Bull Run   I
think he was paymaster to the 2nd Scott Life Guard,
though he bragged of his having drilled soldiers:  
how a law suit was impending about the ownership
of his (wife s) house   how he was going to edit an
U. S. Army and Navy Gazette, and much more;
all communicated in a loud tone of voice and with
scarcely a moment s pause.   He left me at the Eve-
ning Post Office.          A dreary rainy night as I
sit scribbling to the familiar accompaniment of the
rattling casement and the rain against the win-
dow panes.
  4.  Tuesday.   In-doors all day, story-scribbling.
Out with Edge at night, for oysters.
  5.  Wednesday.   Writing until evening.   Edge up
and Boweryem.   Out with the former, leaving him at
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page thirteen
Description:Describes a conversation with Thomas Picton.
Date:1862-03-03
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Military; Mullen, Edward F.; Picton, Thomas; Picton, Thomas, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" in Virginia while traveling with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign; the Siege of Yorktown; the Battle of Williamsburg; his departure from Alexandria on the steamer Kent; the ruins of Hampton, Virginia, after it was burnt by John B. Magruder; touring the gunboat Monitor; the death of Fitz James O'Brien from a gunshot wound; Jim Parton's temporary separation from Fanny Fern; and seeing Robert E. Lee's house in Virginia.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Marriage; Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Prisoners of war (Confederate); Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Slavery; Slaves; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; Alexandria, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia; Yorktown, Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia
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.