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                       Baton Rouge.
only one from Shaw directed to me as
 Head Gorilla  and signed  Hyena.   To the
newly-arrived steamer Iberville, to Grover s
headquarters, the post-office and quarter-
masters, in an unsuccessful search for letters
and papers.    To our quarters and shortly af-
terwards out again to the levee to find that the
Iberville had departed.      In doors during the
rest of the rainy day and night.     Mann looked
in before sunset, but did not stay.    Wrote a
long letter to Jack Edwards.
  19.  Monday.   Out in triumvirate to the
levee, where Hills got a newspaper from aboard
the ugly little steamer Frank Mumfort.        Going
back, through the mud met Gen. Grover near
his head-quarters and had a talk with him.
Called also at the office of a defunct newspaper
opposite.      Alone to Grover s rooms to get news-
papers.        To quarters and hardly out again
during the rest of the day.    Papers from Sea-
mans.    A visit in the evening from a Lieut.
Entwhistle, of Billy Wilson s regiment, with
a friend of his.   They discoursed of the burning
of Warrenton, Florida, and the surprise and
fight on Santa Rosa Island.      Bradley called,
also, this morning, to get a series of compli-
mentary resolutions written to be presented to
Col. Turnbull, on his returning from the regi-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and eighty-six
Description:Mentions receiving a letter from Shaw and a conversation with General Grover.
Subject:Bradley, Lieutenant; Civil War; Edwards, John; Entwhistle, Lieutenant; Grover, Cuvier; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Mann; Seamans, William H.; Shaw, Charles P.; Turnbull, Colonel
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.