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                        At Baton Rouge.
resolved on domesticating ourselves in the big
front parlor, where were two bedsteads, and 
into which we carried a table, chairs, mattres-
ses, coverlets, a clothes press and drawers.
Presently Shaw and A. C. arrived, we having
invited them to sojourn with us overnight.  Hills
took possession of our last night s bed-room 
and the opposite parlor.   Arranging matters
and talk.       Monies confided to the negroes to
buy things.    Nat  in again, questioning and
questioned.     Lunch.    Sitting luxuriating on
the piazza, in the sunny tranquil afternoon,
listening to the vociferations of a negro preacher
in a little church opposite, which Howell sketched.
News by the negroes of an alarm, the troops
to turn out: we did so, too.    A story that the
rebels intended to make a fight of attacking one
regiment on the other side of the river and really
to do so on this.   So we turn out.     Particulars
in letter on page 156.    Returning to dinner
at our quarters.      Afterwards went out with
Shaw, alone, to O Gorman s, whom we met
hard by returning from a successful arrest
of the man in mistake for whom he had col-
lared me yesterday, also other suspected per-
sons.   To the steamer Morning Light with O 
Gorman in the hope to purchase a bottle of
whiskey, in which we failed.     A. C. Hills was
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and seventy
Description:Mentions the anticipation of an attack by Confederate soldiers on the other side of the river from Baton Rouge.
Date:1863-01-11
Subject:African Americans; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; Mann, Nat; O'Gorman, Lieutenant; Religion; Shaw, Charles P.; Slaves
Coverage (City/State):Baton Rouge, [Louisiana]
Scan Date:2010-11-18

 

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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.