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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.



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


Dates: 1861-02-02

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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