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                       Gen. N. P. Banks.
Hamilton of the Times, Hamilton of Texas,
and little Shaw, the secretary of the latter, who
had been quite ardent in inquiring for the
representative of the Tribune and received me
with great cordiality.       I had previously got
a word of recog-
nition from
Gen. N. P.
Banks, who 
appeared a 
secretive, res-
pectable man,
with a shrewd 
strongly mark-
ed face, resem-
bling some of 
the portraits
of Cromwell.
(There is a 
little statuette
of

[photograph]
Major-General Nathaniel P. Banks.

[Gunn s diary continued]
				the great Pro-
				tector very 
				like Banks.)
				Only the Ameri-
				can was a lit-
				tle man, which
				he doesn t look
				in the photo-
				graph.      He
				only impressed
				me as a res-
				pectable per-
				son, possibly
				because Edge
				had trumpet-
				ed
his merits overmuch to be me.    A  self-made 
man he had risen from the position of  bobbin-
boy  in a factory to be Governor of his native
state of Massachusetts and  Speaker  of the house,
wherefore he was hugely toadied by those who sur-
rounded him, afloat and ashore.             Wet weather,
canvass shroudings up; some motion and more
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page ninety-four
Description:Describes General Banks.
Date:1862-12-05
Subject:Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Journalism; New York tribune.; North Star (Ship); Ocean travel; Shaw, Charles P.; Travel
Scan Date:2010-11-16

 

Volume
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.