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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, January 1-February 28, 1861

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Identifier: D03930

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, January 1-February 28, 1861

Description: Describes Gunn's experience as a correspondent for "The New York Evening Post" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about Gunn's having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1861

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Books and reading
Civil War, 1861-1865
Journalism
Armed Forces
Publishers and publishing
Secession
Slavery
Slaves
Travel
African Americans
Diaries
Authors
Artists

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