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                        At New Orleans.
(in payment for a meal) he said  and $50
in the evening.  They didn t care for money;
they could always get plenty more.   Another
stroll, the  Norther  still prevalent, the weather
very cold and disagreeable.     Returned to the
St Charles as the lamps were being lit.     Joined
the rest of the fellows: talk of an expedition up
the river to attack Baton Rouge.    Capt. Mc Clure
takes down the names of all who propose to go,
to get permits.     A proposition to go to the theatre
or opera.    In Capt. Herbert s room; down stairs
again; up in my room.       A. C. Hills, Schell
and myself scribbling.   Enter A. G. Hills.  A. C.
and I finishing our work by 11 turned out
and ate an oyster-supper, returning in an hour s
time to find A. G. toiling painfully at his
letter, worried, nervous, anxious and be-
devilled.    To bed leaving him scribbling. Woke
  16.  Tuesday.}       up at 2, found him asleep
with his clothes on.    Turned down the gas and
to bed again.       Aroused at 4, washed all over,
dressed.     Hills scribbling and packing, nervous
and miserable.      Aroused t other fellows.  Hurry
and worry.    Down-stairs at length in the gloomy
rotunda, at the bar, fussing about underclothing
given out to be washed that morning.   An attempt
at breakfast.        In the little bar room conrtiguous
to the office found Phil. Ripley, whom I had
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and eleven
Description:Describes his first day in New Orleans.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Herbert, J.R.; Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; McClure, Captain; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; St. Charles Hotel (New Orleans, La.)
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]; Baton Rouge, [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.