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             Sequel to Shindy.    Jubilation
fighting I went upstairs triumphant, with
Phillips and Boweryem.   Enter Edge from
the next room, saying that everybody was exultant
at the doctor s licking.    Phillips and Boweryem
go out to procure bits of raw beef and leeches to ap-
ply to my eye, the first are applied, not the lat-
ter.    Visits of congratulation from the happy
Bradshaw, from Softly.            The evening re-
solves itself into a jollification between Softly, 
Boweryem, Edge and myself, in which 
songs national and patriotic are sung with
uproarous chorusses and an [unoxious?] pint 
of apple-jack drunk, in combination with
sugar and hot water.    By 10 old Jewitt
comes upstairs, and I find that the whole
house is in a chorus of jubilation at the result 
of the recent shindy.
  31.  Friday.   The fight having produced 
an involuntary reconciliation between my-
self and Cahill, Shepherd and the rest, I 
am favored with lots of particulars about
Blankman s general odiosity, including the
fact that he has been talking about licking
me for the last three or four weeks   jerking
me over the table by my beard and whipping
me by way of desert! and what not.        Hence
the general exultation that I, ignorant of all
this, should have fastened a quarrel on him
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page fifty-five
Description:Describes a fight with Blankman at his boarding house and the aftermath.
Date:1862-10-30
Subject:Blankman; Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Bradshaw; Cahill, Frank; Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Medical care; Phillips (boarder); Shepherd, N.G.; Softly
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

Volume
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.