In New Orleans.
at the foot of the table near Knapp. Returned,
in carriages to New Orleans. Strother with
us. Howell conversing with the driver learnt
a good deal of Walker, among other things the
story of a negro of his who had been previously
pointed out to us. It is told on page 127.
29. Monday. A dull, clammy overcast
day. Hayes sick. Writing to the Tribune. Down
to the levee in the hope to get the letter off by the
Arago, but she had started. Met the pilot of
the North Star. Back, rather out of sorts,
through the mercantile part of the city, which
looked depressing enough. Had a meal of
oysters and returned to the hotel. In room
with Schell, alternately with that occupied by
Hayes and Howell.
30. Tuesday. A. C. Hills back from Ba-
ton Rouge, with news of the burning of the
state-house. With Howell to the Matanzas
steamer; writing in cabin. Back just as Ha-
milton arrived Alone to Gen. Hamilton s;
saw him and Herbert. Talk with the latter
about Gen s. Banks and Hamilton. Return
to the St Charles. Met Howell again and
Dr Knapp. To room, scribbling. A. G.
Hills in. Writing to the Tribune and to Bow-
eryem at night.
31. Wednesday. With A. G. Hills to carry
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and forty-five|
|Description:||Mentions the return of A. C. Hills to New Orleans from Baton Rouge.|
|Subject:||Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Hayes (reporter); Herbert, J.R.; Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Knapp, Dr.; Schell, Frank H.; Strother, David Hunter; Walker, Major|
|Coverage (City/State):||New Orleans, [Louisiana]; Baton Rouge, [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.|