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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 138, February 4, 1861

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Identifier: DX01488962

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 138, February 4, 1861

Description: Mentions attending a concert in Charleston.

Transcription:

128

Various Matters.

4. Monday. A note from [George] Boweryem brought to me by [Russell] Ramsay, from the British Consul to whom it had been directed in accordance with my little friend’s proclivities. To the Express Office; Lindsay and Coste there. Woodward still sick, has to keep his room. To Spear’s store in King Street where we (I and Ramsay) found [William] Waud and others. Murdoch came in on a morning’s furlough, from Castle Pinckney. To hotel. Wrote to Boweryem and to Jack Edwards. Out with W. Waud to Express Office, sent off letter to Jack and the Palmetto song and music spoken of on page 121 to Matty [Edwards]. Morris, Oteliaga and others in. W. Waud and the others off. A dull evening with spits of rain; sat dozing by the fire, Lindsay at his desk. To hotel. After tea loafing in the hall with Ramsay, anon together to Institute or Secession Hall, to attend the Minstrels’ performance. A Secession song sung, the Poet, an unpleasant style of young fellow in a military uniform present among the audience, as was Lindsay and his sister. On coming out, near Market Street we came up at the latter end of a fray, in which two Irishmen had blazed away at

coverage:Charleston, South Carolina

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1861-02-04

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Concerts
Diaries
Music
Secession
Songs

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