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                     In New Orleans.
ket (at least the exterior of the former) are
described subsequently, I say nothing about them
here.     Into the French cathedral or church of
St Louis in Jackson Square.      A priest and lady
at a confessional, and some kneeling worship-
pers in front of a little cabinet, on one side of
the high altar, representing the Nativity, with
absurd little doll figures, attended by toy-sheep
one of which bleated at stated intervals, the
effort shaking him paralytically.    (Over the high
altar was a massive silver cross, containing
a great amount of the precious metal, which
during my subsequent story in New Orleans
was stolen; the church being broken into by
some daring theif.)    To a German lager bier
place.       In Canal Street met Ripley; back
to the St Charles together.   All the fellows
there, Howell, Hayes and Hamilton.     Story-
telling and  sells.    Upstairs; wrote a note
to Gay, while Schell was drawing.    He present-
ly took charge of my letter and departed, ex-
pecting that a steamer would depart that day
for New York.        Wrote letter to Haney; left
it at bar of the hotel and then went to Gen.
Hamilton s.   Dined with him, Shaw, Burt,
Herbert, Capt. Mc Clure and a Texan whose
name I don t remember.  Walked back to
the St Charles with Shaw in the sprinkling
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and thirty-five
Description:Describes a visit to the Church of St. Louis in Jackson Square, New Orleans.
Date:1862-12-26
Subject:Burt, William L.; Church buildings; Civil War; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (reporter); Hamilton; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Herbert, J.R.; Howell; McClure, Captain; Religion; Schell, Frank H.; Shaw, Charles P.
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; Jackson Square
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.