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                     A Military  Swarry. 
Edwin don t like it much.   They cannot make
out who he is,   x   x   only a casual friend of John
Hogarth s, when he lived in the north.   x   Constant
visits  to our house.           In the afternoon out
for a walk.       At Trow s, the printer of the Conti-
nental Mag. found Gilmore and got $18 for first
article of  Englishman in South Carolina.   To
Wallacks in the evening and saw  Money. 
  11.  Tuesday.   Going down town in the after-
noon met Scoville.      To the Tribune Office.   Eve-
ning, to the 6th Avenue, No 97, the drill room
of that regiment of the National Guard that Jack 
Edwards and Haney belong to.      Company B. gave
a  swarry  this evening.      I found about a score
of young men assembled, and in a long upper
room, extending from front to rear, a table set
out with a cold collation.       I had met Haney
below and was presently joined by Jack.   Mr
Edwards appeared also.        By 9   about a hun-
dred persons had arrived and the  swarry  was
duly discussed.    Hart (who presided on a similar
occasion over the Federal Chasseurs,  in their old
room at Mercer Street) took the chair; Mr Ed-
wards and I, as guests of honor, sat beside him;
opposite was a colonel   I think the colonel of the
regiment.     The edibles disposed of speeches, drinking
and singing sat in, especially the two former.   Indeed
the young fellows drank so energetically of the very
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page sixty-two
Description:Describes attending a party for members of the ''Federal Chasseurs.''
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Civil War; Continental magazine.; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Gilmore; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart (soldier); Hogarth, John; Military; Scoville, Joe; Theater; Trow
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue; Mercer Street
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.