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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 133, February 2-3, 1861

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Identifier: DX01486236

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 133, February 2-3, 1861

Description: Mentions a proposed visit to Major Anderson at Fort Sumter.

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Project to go to Fort Sumter.

Down Broad Street, looking in at the Mercury and Courier offices, then returning along East Bay, after a visit to the Floating Battery. The day was sunny, with a strong wind blowing which covered, smothered and befouled us with dust in a disgusting manner. To hotel, found [William] Carlyle and Coste. I went with the former to King Street, then to [W.E.] Dodge’s, then returned to a wash and dinner. Indoors writing until 11. A rainy night. Got two copies of the Illustrated London News transmitted by and a note from [George] Boweryem.

3. Sunday. A wet morning. Spear, a heavy-bearded, friendly, good-humored and Jewish looking watchmaker, a friend of [William] Waud’s and [George] Babbage’s, whom I had confided my (or rather Boweryem’s) watch to and who lived at the hotel, broached a project of visiting Major [Robert] Anderson at Fort Sumter, obtaining leave of the authorities for that purpose. It was known that I had two letters of introduction to the Major (one from Mr William King, the other Mrs [Sarah] Edwards) and a photographer, an acquaintance of Spear’s wanted to secure Anderson’s portrait. After breakfast, half an hours cigar with one [Russell] Ramsay, whom I should

coverage:Charleston, South Carolina

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1861-02-02

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Charleston (S.C.)
Civil War, 1861-1865

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