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                 Voyaging Southwards.
Metropolitan Hotel in New York for passing
himself off as an aide-de-camp of Mc Clellan:
that he has been put in irons on board, is ser-
vant to a doctor and a rogue generally.       I 
infer his object in addressing me was some
wild hope of getting his name mentioned in
the Tribune.        A brief talk with Gen. Banks,
in conjunction with Hamilton.    Scribbling
awhile on deck.      In cabin.   Weather rolly.
Lunch in the hospitable cabin, as usual.    Eve-
ning beginning a sea letter to the Tribune.   Ale
with A. C. Hills.        We are now off the extreme
point of the peninsula of Florida.         Up to 12 1/2
P. M. in Gen. Hamilton s cabin with him and
Shaw, and Hamilton of the Times.
  10.  Wednesday.  A lovely day; scribbling
awhile.    Stood beer to Hills (A. C.) and Howell.
Loafing.      A doze after dinner.     Hamilton s
song in rehearsal in our cabin: five soldiers
present, with door and window shut on
a sultry afternoon.    A  Serenade  to Gen. Banks.
Reading  Orley Farm.   Mutual confidences of
Shaw and Herbert, both telling me how they
detest one another.  Shaw had a talk with
Gen. Banks and pronounced him  not sound 
on anti-slavery principles.   A. C. Hills dis-
coursing of the practices of the  Sous of Malta, 
of which he had been Head Something-or-other,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and three
Description:Describes his journey south on the North Star with the Banks expedition.
Date:1862-12-09
Subject:Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Harbell (Godsal); Herbert, J.R.; Hills, A.C.; Howell; Journalism; Music; New York tribune.; North Star (Ship); Ocean travel; Shaw, Charles P.; Travel
Coverage (City/State):Florida
Scan Date:2010-11-17

 

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.