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           Return of Burt from Galveston.
stone to Adams  Express Office, Custom-House
street and the Post-Office.      Left them, return-
ed to hotel, went on a meander, got hair cut
at at little shop kept by a Spanish barber in
the rear of the St Charles  during a heavy
shower of rain.    Then looked in at the office
of the British consul,x intending to ask after
Bunch of Charleston, who had, I was inform-
ed, returned to England.       To the St Charles
again.    Scribbling.   In the afternoon a report
that Burt had returned from the Texan coast,
with the news of a terrible disaster at Galves-
ton, involving the entire  clean out  of the Union
fleet.       It resolved itself into a telegram from
down the river, from Burt to Gen. Banks.
In A. C. Hills room with him, Alexander and
another.  haw came.     Whiskey-skins till
midnight, when I left the party.
  4.  Sunday.   More rumors about Burt,
who has arrived in New Orleans.   At 10
went to Gen Hamilton s house to find Burt
the centre of a crowd of listeners, telling the
	                      
  x George Coppell was  Acting Consul  in the
absence of his principal.   Both were hand-in-
glove with the rebels, and Butler wouldn t recog-
nize Coppell until he got his documents from
Washington.  I heard rebels speak contemptuously
of Coppell.      They liked Muir.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and fifty-one
Description:Mentions the naval disaster faced by the Union fleet at Galveston, Texas.
Date:1863-01-03
Subject:Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Bunch, Robert; Burt, William L.; Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Coppell, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Hills, A.C.; Muir
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]; Galveston, [Texas]
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.