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                 Reportorial Labor about
in common decency to get his sconce ornament-
ed with phrenological compartments.     He
said he d had it shaved in consequence of scur-
vey.)   Got the names of the persons saved on
the Mary A. Boardman.       Went out for a meal,
on my return from which Schell and I ex-
pelled Johnstone with no more civility than was
necessary.      Then to work steadily till past
  6.  Tuesday.}       4 next morning.    Three hours
sleep, when enter Johnstone with a story that the
Mary A. Boardman will sail for New York
At noon.   Bustle and excitement in consequence,
to get letters ready.   A. G. Hills, Schell and
myself off, severally to the levee.    Hurriedly
to the M. A. Boardman which vessel lay quiet
beside the wharf, being under no orders to start,
nor expectation of any.       All the correspondents
on board   general reprobation of Johnstone,
who pleaded in vain in his defense.   I assure
you gentlemen that I thought     I don t care
a d__n what you thought!     Thus A. C. Hills.
A rapid consultation and disposition of forces.
Howell to go to Algiers to inquire about vessel
said to be coaling for speedy departure, Hayes
and I to visit the quartermaster s office in La-
fayette Square, the two Hills  to board the
Clifton which lay in the river, where they expect-
ed to get lists of killed and wounded and some
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and fifty-six
Description:Mentions a false story heard from Johnstone that the Mary A. Boardman would be leaving New Orleans for New York.
Date:1863-01-05
Subject:Civil War; Clifton (Ship); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Johnstone; Mary A. Boardman (Ship); Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Lafayette 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.