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                       To New Orleans.
we were at New Orleans, when Gen. Banks
went ashore, and presently Gen. Hamilton,
and staff, with them, also our correspondent of
the Times, who was therefore reprobated by
the rest of us, on having endeavoured to steal
a march on the community.     Wrote letter to the
Tribune, finishing the voyage up to the date
of our arrival at New Orleans, which letter
was printed simultaneously with that on pages 
71, 73 &c, but being on the opposite side of
the paper (of which I got but one copy, and
that by accident) is not here inserted.
  15.  Monday.   All of us desirous of going
ashore, but we do not effect it until after
some delay, Col. Chickering feeling official,
which is to say donkeyish.      Presently the
North Star is laid alongside of the levee, when
we go ashore on our own responsibility.   A
miscellaneous crowd of white and black await-
ing us.       Some persons apparently living under
the levee, the tide being low.     The first sight
of New Orleans reminded me of Cincinatti.   With
A. G. Hills, Schell, Howell and Hayes to
the St. Charles, negro boys carrying our
baggage, The great city looked depressed
and half-dead; we passed through streets
in which all the stores were closed, many of
them displaying placards signifying that  this
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and eight
Description:Describes his arrival at New Orleans on the North Star with the Banks expedition.
Subject:Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Chickering, Thomas E.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.G.; Howell; Journalism; New York tribune.; North Star (Ship); Schell, Frank H.; St. Charles Hotel (New Orleans, La.)
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]
Scan Date:2010-11-17


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.