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[newspaper clipping]
    PRIVATE MYLES O REILLY   General Charles
G. Halpine, better known as  Private Myles O Reilly, 
has been elected by a majority of 20,000 votes to the
post of Registrar of the city of New York, worth up-
wards of 6,000l. sterling  As editor of the Citizen,
General Halpine has rendered important support to the
Conservative party in America by his popularity and
active political service.    Tablet.

[Gunn s handwriting]
       He died Dec 1866.
       from an overdose of chloroform
           perhaps committed suicide.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and eighty-nine
Description:Newspaper clipping announcing the election of Charles G. Halpine as New York City Registrar.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halpine, Charles G.; Suicide
Coverage (City/State):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.