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                       Life in New Orleans.
  23.  Tuesday.   Breakfast with Schell at the
Southern Restaurant.    Was subsequently kidnap-
ped by Herbert into a carriage, with which he
drove first to the Post Office, then to the house
which had been assigned as a residence to Gen.
Hamilton   the
confiscated one
of some promi-
nent Secession-
ist.   Here we
found Shaw
and others, and
saw a magni-
ficent horse in
the rear, gi-
ven to Hamil-
ton by Gen.-
Butler.  Burt
not arriving,
I rode back
to the St.

[photograph]
       Major-General 
Benjamin Franklin Butler.

[Gunn s diary continued]
				Charles and
				got to scribbling,
				Schell draw-
				ing in company.
				Got through 
				by 4 1/2; went
				to Post Office,
				dined at a Ger-
				man restau-
				rant and went
				back to the 
				St Charles.
				Loafing with
				Winser, Rip-
				ley and others.
				Up in the
room occupied by Howell and Hayes, the latter
writing.    Supped with the two at the St. Charles
Restaurant, Capt. Mc Clure being sitting at the
same table.   One of the waiters, an ex-Pennsyl-
vanian, had been in the rebel army and was
furiously sulky with the lad Hayes, who order-
ed him about a little.      A walk with Howell up
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and twenty-eight
Description:Describes a day spent in New Orleans with Herbert and others.
Date:1862-12-23
Subject:Burt, William L.; Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Hayes (reporter); Herbert, J.R.; Horses; Howell; McClure, Captain; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Shaw, Charles P.; Winser
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [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.