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.
of some promi-
ist. Here we
and others, and
saw a magni-
ficent horse in
the rear, gi-
ven to Hamil-
ton by Gen.-
I rode back
to the St.
Benjamin Franklin Butler.
[Gunn s diary continued]
got to scribbling,
ing in company.
by 4 1/2; went
to Post Office,
dined at a Ger-
rant and went
back to the
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
|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.|
|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]|
|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.|