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                   Return to New Orleans.
the adjacent pages.   When we returned
to dinner we found that Lieut. Bogart, a
very friendly young fellow had tumbled down
the open hatchway of the North Star, to the
bottom of the vessel, escaping however with a
bad cut or two on the head and a severe shaking.
He might have been killed.  Writing to Hannah.
  21.  Sunday.   Down the river to New Or-
leans.    Writing to my mother and to the Tri-
bune.    Reached the big city by 4 P. M.,
which looked pretty lively, there being many
vessels there, among them the Rinaldo, a Bri-
tish frigate.      To the St Charles  Hotel;
visits from A. G. Hills and Hamilton, who
told us that A. C. Hills had departed for
Baton Rouge that day.    Winser of the Times,
whom I knew at Port Royal here, from Flo-
rida.       An invitation to the reportorial craft
in general to sup at Col. T. B. Thorpe s,
City Surveyor, formerly my old acquaintance
as editor of Frank Leslie s paper.x    With
Winser, Howell, A. G. Hills, Hayes and
Strother, went thither accordingly.  Strot-
her, the  Porte Crayon  of Harpers,x very well
known both as artist and magazinist, was
one of the ugliest, most monkeyish looking 
men I have ever seen, but clever withal;
a Virginian and a travelled man.    Old
		x Page 127.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and twenty
Description:Regarding his return to New Orleans from Baton Rouge.
Date:1862-12-20
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bogart, Lieutenant; Civil War; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; North Star (Ship); Strother, David Hunter; Thorpe, Thomas B.; Winser
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]; Baton Rouge, [Louisiana]
Scan Date:2010-11-18

 

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.