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                  Dr Augustus Rawlings. 
Rawlings well-dressed, brassy and talkative
as ever.   He talked eulogistically of Gen. Hamilton,
exhibited a photograph of him, one of the burnt
church at Hampton Va. (showing his brother s grave)
said that he left the army just before Yorktown  
that he had seven or seventy thousand a year (it
doesn t matter which) and enthusiastically invited me
to accompany him for a two days visit to his place
at Tivoli, opposite the Catskills.        I should find
Quigg there, he added; Quigg had been staying with
him for two weeks or more, at work on a joint en-
terprize, an Army List of Union and Confederate
Officers.  Quigg saw the peninsula campaign out; 
it was horrible; officers were  crazy   actually crazy. 
Only whiskey kept him alive, he had no food but
plenty of whiskey.    Rawlings also abused F. Les-
lie as an ungrateful man who had injured him.     Me
he was extremely cordial to, narrating his our
adventures at Clark s house and, brassily, trying
to shift the one of the negro-girl on me, but
admitting it himself on my energetic denial.  He compli-
mented me about an instance of sang froid touch-
ing the falling of a shell, which I had half for-
gotten, said that Gen. Martindalex or Hamilton
had identified me by it, and much more.   We drank
and parted.           To Tribune Office.   Saw Gay, got
$7.50 for the editorials.            Being in the inner
  x Now under courtmartial, for cowardice &c. Since Acquitted.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page thirty-two
Description:Describes a conversation with Augustus Rawlings.
Subject:Civil War; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton, Charles Smith; Journalism; Leslie, Frank; Martindale, J.H.; New York tribune.; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Quigg, John; Rawlings, Augustus
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Hampton, Virginia; Yorktown, Virginia; Tivoli, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-10-18


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.