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                   In the Gulf of Mexico.
I think Chancellor   during the prevalence of
that organized foolery and obscenity, which num-
bered among its numerous victims Mort Thomson
Haney and Boweryem, as I had known before.
Boweryem had been  initiated  in Hills  presence,
and I heard all about it, and about the mock
duel in which my little friend was victimized,
at the Phalanx.   Hills had been Jack Arnold s
second on that absurd occasion.    Story about
the celebration of the 4th of July on Long Island,
in which Addey was burlesqued, and others.
Up till 11.      A wind-up in the Texan cabin,
as usual.
  11. Thursday.   A lovely morning, shoal
after shoal of flying-fish accompanying our
progress.       Passed the Arago, in the distance
  a big steamer.       We pass the Tortugas by
1. A. M.  Reading  Orley Farm.   Scribbling.
Lunch with Shaw, the two Hamiltons, and
Judge Peabody.   On deck: sultry.     Loafing,
scribbling, reading.     Scribbling during the
evening in the saloon, with Hamilton emulating
me.     Vessel creaking, officers played cards.
Finished a letter to Charley.
  12.  Friday.   In the Gulf of Mexico.   Still,
warm, sunny weather.  Reading in a desultory
manner, loafing, smoking and general intimacy.
With Burt, Capt. Herbert and Gen. Hamilton.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and four
Description:Describes his journey south on the North Star with the Banks expedition.
Date:1862-12-10
Subject:Addey; Arago (Ship); Arnold, Jack; Bohemians; Books and reading; Boweryem, George; Burt, William L.; Civil War; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Haney, Jesse; Herbert, J.R.; Hills, A.C.; North Star (Ship); Ocean travel; Peabody, C.A.; Shaw, Charles P.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Travel
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.