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bull-beef and morally ill-condi-
tioned.   Scribbles bad plays still.
A good deal of overhauling  portable
property  in doors; writing to Mary
Anne, to Heichhold and to others.
  Poor Winchester   Capt. Winchester
  is dead.    He was wounded by a
musket bullet in the leg, at the
disastrous battle of Fredericksburg,
and came home to die.      They gave
him a stylish funeral, I think in
Brooklyn.          I m sorry for Win-
chester: he was a kindly fellow and
very friendly at Fortress Monroe.
I wonder what  Kate  thinks of the
tragical cutting-short of that corres-
pondence   when she looks over her 
pile of Winchester s letters!      Cahill
is off the Times   discharged: he
does occasional outside reporting for
it still, or rather gets the job for
Watson s performance.   That human
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and sixty-three
Description:Regarding the death of Captain Winchester.
Date:1863-03-28
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Gayler, Charles; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heichhold, A.P.; Kate; New York times.; Watson, Frederick; Winchester, S.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
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, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.