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                 Departure of Gen. Butler.
St. Charles Street to Gen. Hamilton s.    Shaw,
Leland and others there.     In the rear room;
drinks.    Arrived of Major Harry   or Harai,
as he affectedly spelt it   Robinson from Baton
Rouge.     Howell had lent him his revolver   a
neat  Colt    which the Major had lost from his
belt while riding.    Stories and talk.        Back
to the St Charles in carriage with Shaw and
the colonel, the night proving rainy.
  24.  Wednesday.   Rose latish.   After wait-
ing awhile in rotunda for Schell (who had gone
to take a bath and missed me) went to the
levee with a Major Halstead   brother to  Pet 
Halstead of the Phil. Kearny correspondence   to
witness the departure of Ben. Butler from New
Orleans.    A sunny pleasant day, a great crowd
cheering, the guns banging a Major-General s
salute, the people on hogsheads and barrels,
the vessel in the stream.        Saw Gen. Hamil-
ton talking to somebody.     To the Empire
Parish, the steamer alluded to in the letter
on page 115.     Halstead is an aide of Gen.
Augur; he had with him a Louisiana clergy-
man named Bacon   a staunch Union man
of considerable pluck as he had proved   but
not prepossessing physiognomy.  Schell joined
us and made a sketch of the boat.            Back
with him, walking over the sugar-barrels,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and twenty-nine
Description:Regarding the departure of General Butler from New Orleans.
Date:1862-12-23
Subject:Augur, Christopher Colon; Bacon; Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Empire Parish (Ship); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halstead, Major; Halstead, O.S.; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Howell; Kearny, Philip; Leland (military officer); Robinson, Harai; Schell, Frank H.; Shaw, Charles P.
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):St. Charles Street
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.