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feel that the man s heart was bleeding.    I think
if the Texas chapter of the history of the great
American Rebellion were written it would ex-
ceed all the others for horror and atrocity.  But
half the truth will never be known.    Jack
Hamilton, 
as he was pop-
ularly called,
had never been
north of Wash-
ington until 
the last two 
months and
spoke simply
of the effect,
of his reception
in New York,
when he had
to speak at
the Academy
of Music;

[photograph]
Hamilton of Texas.

[Gunn s diary continued]
				how he almost
				broke down at
				the welcome
				given him, but
				then spoke
				as the spirit
				dictated, and
				not without
				effect.   He
				was a tall
				powerfully-
				built, resolute
				man, dressed 
				in a plain
				gray suit 
				(in which he
looked ten times better than in his general s
uniform, worn afterwards at New Orleans)
and a black hat.            The day cold but
with intermittent sunshine.    Lunch on brandy,
sardines, crackers and cheese, with a contin-
gency of fruit, in Gen. Hamilton s cabin, on the
suggestion of Shaw, in company with him and
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page ninety-eight
Description:Describes Andrew Jackson Hamilton.
Date:1862-12-06
Subject:Civil War; Clothing and dress; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Ocean travel; Shaw, Charles P.; Travel
Coverage (City/State):Texas
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.