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[newspaper clipping]
  Mr. George Boweryem, whose death has just
been announced was formerly a correspondent of THE
TRIBUNE at Charleston, and subsequently of The Phila-
delphia Press, with the Army of the Potomac.  He had
previously been connected with several of the leading
journals of New-York and Philadelphia.  He was born
in England, on the banks of the Avon, and came to this
country about 10 years ago, being at the time of his
death about 33 years of age.  He had been sick with
camp fever for several weeks, and had relapsed into a
state of extreme weakness.  Proceedings to Philadelphia
on his return he became delirious and in that condition
he walked off the steamer near Newport News and was
drowned.  As a writer Mr. Boweryem was clear, forci-
ble and elegant, and had his life been spared he would
have become more widely known.  A composer also, he
had published melodies of considerable merit and pur-
pose.  Independent, conscientious and honorable, he
was a man to be respected as much for his private
character as his literary ability, and his loyalty to his
adopted county was uncompromising and earnest.  He
leaves a wife and family to lament his loss.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and sixty-one
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding the death of George Boweryem.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York tribune.; Obituaries; Philadelphia press.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]; Newport News, [Virginia]
Scan Date:2010-11-18


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.