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to be for the benefit of the community.  Johnstone,
shaken off by Howell, endeavored to attach him
self to Hayes and me, when I, riled, made
a dead stop on the levee, told him to choose his
way and we d take t other; that we wanted to be
alone and would be.   Then he complied.  Hayes
and I went first to Butler s ex-residence, then
to the quartermasters office in Lafayette Square.
(The honest Boston lad had quite a boy s tastes;
he went into a baker s shop to buy what they call
 jumble  in England.)     Returning, with the inform
ation that the Mississippi would sail that night,
we met Capt. Sawyer of the Gulf railway,
who was full of laughter at Hamilton s beha-
viour during a recent visit to Knapp s plan-
tation.     The negroes had appeared sullen and
mutinous, and when Hamilton was shown to bed,
Knapp put a double-barrelled gun at his bed-
side, for his guest to protect himself, in case of
a servile insurrection.    Hamilton, whose bed
was shared by Sawyer, was awfully frightened.
At the Mary A. Boardman again.    All the fellows
back, and at work in the cabin.          The Cum-
bria s narrative.   Schell had gone off, before,
easily, leaving his drawings to my charge.    The
rest ended their scribbling by 4.    Then, leaving
A. G. Hills, Hayes and the offensive Johnstone
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and fifty-eight
Description:Regarding his day spent gathering information about the Galveston disaster.
Subject:Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.G.; Howell; Johnstone; Journalism; Knapp, Dr.; Mississippi (Ship); Sawyer, Captain (Connecticut); Schell, Frank H.; Slaves
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Lafayette Square
Scan Date:2010-11-18


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.