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          Aiken.   Brigham s Wharf-Restaurant.
the N. Y. Times.     He d____d Rawlings as a hum-
bug, narrated how the Doctor had compelled Max
Weber s hospitality of t other day, winding up by
borrowing $5 of Aiken to treat the band with.    I
knew I was losing the money,  said Aiken,  but I
hadn t moral courage to say no.      We breakfasted
together comfortably at the restaurant attached
to the Hygeia, and then I sought Brigham.    Loaf-
ing, dining and visiting a steamer with him   a
good deal at the Quartermaster s Office.     Hall
returned from Camp, having spent the night with
Hayes.     Supped at little restaurant near the
wharf, of which Brigham was part proprietor.  He
had foreseen the chance of making money by this, in
view of the enormous influx of troops, got permis-
sion to erect a neat wooden shanty with an adjacent
bar-room (where, in obedience to military orders,
only wines and ales were retailed to officers and
civilians) and gone partners with some sutler;
together they were doing a roaring business.  At
the wharf.          Regiments disembarking, among
them, the 62nd New York, once the Anderson
Zouaves, some of the officers of which recognized
me.        To a blind-room at the Hygeia with
Hall.     Scribbling.    Wrote to the Tribune for
money, mine, including sundry disbursements
from Wilkeson, getting low.
29.	Saturday.   Breakfast at wharf restau-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page eighty-nine
Description:Regarding Brigham's wharf-restaurant.
Date:1862-03-28
Subject:Aiken, Captain; Brigham, William T.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Hays, Alexander; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 62nd; New York tribune.; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Rawlings, Augustus; Weber, Max; Wilkeson, Samuel
Coverage (City/State):[Hampton, Virginia]
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.