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         pondent of the New-York Tribune.
linian notables dined, that he might hear
their conversation.   I suppose we re all sound!  said
one of them, on sitting down.      Anon Brigham feed
the stewardess (an Englishwoman whom I remem-
ber) persuading her to pass as his wife, and put
up at the Planter s Hotel as Mr Gordon;   whet-
her they played out the parts in full deponent said
not.    Anyway the arrangement was merely tempo-
rary.      All the time detective Schouboe was after
Brigham; he was arrested once and twice on suspi-
cion of being a government spy.   During the excite-
ment consequent on the expected arrival of the Brook-
lyn, he sat writing in his room at the hotel
when a drunken Carolinian appeared at the open
door and asked him what he was doing.   Don t in-
terrupt me,  said the Tribune correspondent:  I am
writing to my father and uncle, up country, to send
along all my brothers and cousins   there s four-
teen of us   to begin forming a company.      You-
 re one of the right sort!  says inebriated South
Carolina reeling off.     Brigham remembered Frank
Wood perfectly.     I can recall the circumstance
of the arrest of one Gordon, mentioned by Carlyle
and another, also the landlord of the hotel where
Brigham had lived at.)      On the second arrest
he was subjected to a tremendous examination
by the shrewdest lawyer of the city and succeeded
in baffling him.            I told a pretty straight story
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page seventy-three
Description:Regarding a conversation with Brigham regarding Brigham's experience as the correspondent for ''The New York Tribune'' in Charleston, South Carolina, at the time of Secession.
Date:1862-03-23
Subject:Brigham, William T.; Carlyle; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; New York tribune.; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Schouboe; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston], South Carolina
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.