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                  From New Orleans
ern Restaurant with Hills and Schell, and
from thence, with the former, to the Varieties,
where we saw the termination of an absurd
drama on the French Revolution and John
Brougham s  Pocahontas.   Hayes, Bogert
and Cozzens were there.     Anon to hotel, find-
ing Shaw talking with Hamilton.
  9.  Friday.   Abed till 11  .  A. C. Hills up,
going to Baton Rouge.  Breakfasted alone, on
eggs and oysters.      To Quartermasters: got
passes up and down the river for four of us.
Saw Bogert at Holabird s office.    Back; packed
up and down-stairs to Shaw and A. C.   Pre-
viously gave Ripley the details of the land-fight
at Galveston, for him to send to the World, in
the absence of Howell.    Into coach to the levee.
Aboard the Laurel Hill a big Mississippi
steamer, with a smoke-stack recently perfora-
ted vy a cannon-shot.       Capt. Thomas and
clerk Brayfogle very civil to us.       Delay.  All
three ashore; dined at Southern Restaurant.
Back to steamer.   Off by 5.   Taking in troops
At Carrollton, twelve miles above New Orleans;
five companies of a New Haven regiment.   In
a capacious cabin, myself scribbling, Shaw
and A. C. playing euchre, with a bottle of
  10.  Saturday.   A rainy morning.   By
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and sixty-seven
Description:Regarding his journey on the Laurel Hill from New Orleans to Baton Rouge.
Subject:Bogert; Brayfogle; Civil War; Cozzens, S.W.; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Holabird, Samuel B.; Howell; Journalism; Laurel Hill (Ship); New York world.; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Shaw, Charles P.; Theater; Thomas, Captain
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]; Baton Rouge, [Louisiana]; Carrollton, [Louisiana]
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.