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             And from Jack Edwards.
gone to bed a few minutes ago, while
mother is yet down stairs.  We left the
Old Dominion last Sunday night, a smiling
crowd, packed into a long train of freight cars.
The ride wasn t comfortable; we sat close to-
gether on our knapsacks, and one would be
half asleep when some jolt would cause us
to  collide  and curses would follow.  In
Baltimore; astonished restaurant keepers
with our appetites. Monday night when we
got into Philadelphia and an exciting one.
We heard and believed that a mob had attack-
ed and burnt down the Tribune office, that
Greeley was in Fort Lafayette and all sorts
of high officers were found out to be traitors. 
Jack on guard and  some of our boys  return-
ing to barracks drunk.  to one who is quite
sober and a little out of temper at not being
able to go out himself, a man beastly drunk
is a rather disgusting object, so I listened
with satisfaction to the discourse of a moral
young corporal, and fully agreed with him
in denouncing the inebriates.  Reached New
York on Tuesday and made the long-looked-
for march up Broadway with a full band.
Glad to enter the old house again.  Had enough
of soldiering as a private.  Folks all well.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and sixty-five
Description:Regarding the upbraiding of drunken soldiers by a sober one on watch.
Date:1862-09-10
Subject:Civil War; Drunkenness; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sarah; Greeley, Horace; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; New York tribune.
Coverage (City/State):Baltimore, [Maryland]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]; New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-09-10

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, especially Hilton Head, Port Royal, St. Augustine, Key West, and the end of his experiences with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign when he had to leave camp due to illness.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Port Royal, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Key West, Florida; St. Augustine, Florida; Virginia
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.