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       Letters from Hannah and Capt. Winchester.
rough and rugged health.     His sickness delays
Mary s marriage as  he cannot bear to hear of any
change.     Honest John is a-wooing still.   The Bol-
tons are expecting John Conworth s arrival, at which
G. Garner is not well-pleased, apprehending that
Sarah Ann may improve the occasion.    If you knew
The Bolton blood as I do, O George Gardner! you
wouldn t be so eager to mix yours with it.   Mrs Char
ley and son are at Neithrop; she talks of coming
to see us   I hope not to-day to prevent me finishing
this letter.    Brother Sam has been to Chacombe,
looking pale from indigestion.   Thus Hannah.   Win-
chester tells the story of his regiment from its joining
Mc Incapacity s army, just before Fair Oaks, to
Antietam.      It has got badly cut up, almost as
poor remnant of which   about 150 men   passed
through this city, a day or two ago, to recruit its
health vol numbers in its native state.      Thus
I got accidental information of three regiments pre-
sent in that disastrous campaign, with the same dis-
mal result.      What a ghastly total the whole must
be.   The government has not dared to publish it; only
the widows orphans and fathers and mothers know
their share of it.
  16.  Thursday.   Down town in the morning,
a dreary day, soon developing into rain.    Hither
and thither about small purchases.     To Evening
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page thirty
Description:Describes letters received from Hannah Bennett and Captain Winchester.
Date:1862-10-15
Subject:Battle of Antietam (Md.); Bennett (England); Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Civil War; Conworth, John; Conworth, Sarah Ann; Gardner, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; McClellan, George B.; Military; Winchester, S.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Chacombe, [England]; Neithrop, [England]
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.