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Howell, visiting the 1st Metropolitan regi-
ment, the 131st New York.   Here I was rec-
ognized by a friendly adjutant, once a Phila-
delphian actor, named Bradley, whom I had
first met in Virginia, while crossing the ferry
from Washington to Alexandria, and again
aboard the Nellie Baker, which brought me
from the White House on the Pamunkey to Old
Point Comfort.   A talk with him and a bit of
a walk to see the disposition of the camps and
trenches.   His regiment immediately behind Cur-
rie s.     A bit of a rain storm.           Back to tent,
then into the adjoining one, occupied by a jolly
Major Day, related to the great India-rubber
case.     Drinks and talk, then back to quar-
ters, with a N. Y. Herald of Dec. 29th, con-
taining Hills  account of the voyage of the Banks
expedition and the retaking of Baton Rouge.
News that Gen. Augur and staff had just ar-
rived by the Eastern Light, which was to re-
turn immediately.    So all four of us hurry
down to the levee, through the rain.  Aboard
the steamer, across two others.    Wrote a brief
letter in cabin, confiding it to Shaw for post-
ing at New Orleans.        Then off to quarters
with Howell, meeting Merrill by the way and 
taking him with us.    Arrival of Hills and lunch.
Loafing for an hour or two until the appearance
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and eighty-three
Description:Mentions meeting Lieutenant Bradley in Baton Rouge.
Subject:Augur, Christopher Colon; Bradley, Lieutenant; Civil War; Currie, Colonel; Day, Major; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; Merrill, Captain; New York Infantry Regiment, 131st; Shaw, Charles P.
Coverage (City/State):Baton Rouge, [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.