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                    Life at Baton Rouge.
of these drawbacks.  He dined with us.  Anon
the three of us accompanied him to his camp,
in the field to the right of the penitentiary, where
we had whiskey and military disquisitious, and
talk of the mal-arrangement of things in general.
Currie returning with us to our quarters we
talked over the Virginia campaign with limited
hot whiskey and water, sweetened with brown su-
gar and drank in lager-bier mugs.             Abed
about 12, this time without expectation of
untimely uprising.
  13.  Tuesday.  Breakfast on quartette, then
scribbling; I doing up diary.     This till 1  ,
then lunch; then out to see the mock alarm
mentioned on page 157.  Thus for an hour, then
Hills and Shaw returned, while Howell and
I meandered a little.     Returning by the Pro-
vost-marshall s office met O Gorman.   Back
to our quarters and dinner.        O Gorman had
promised to come round in the evening with six
bottles of whiskey and other luxuries, but we
sat till 8 without his appearing, when after
general denunciation of him, Shaw volunteered
to visit Seamans, next door, returning with
a little jug full of whiskey, which was solemn-
ly mixed and shared, with many asseverations
that did the great O appear he should be 
too late to share it.     No sooner had it dis-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and eighty
Description:Regarding a social evening at Baton Rouge.
Date:1863-01-12
Subject:Civil War; Currie, Colonel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; O'Gorman, Lieutenant; Seamans, William H.; Shaw, Charles P.
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.