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               Arrival of General Banks.
was in consultation.     Returning fell in
with my two companions.   Gen. Grover and a
party of horsemen rode up.    With Hills and
Howell to the jail, where we saw the prisoners
described on page 159.     The sister of one, a
Miss Hunter was there, a nice-looking girl in
black, who had come within the lines to inter-
cede for her brother.     Returned to quarters
and scribbling.        The three of us dined at Sea-
mans house, according to invitation; also
A. G. Hills.      Afterwards most of us strol-
led down to the levee, whence I presently
returned and got to scribbling, expecting that
a steamer would return and start for New
Orleans within an hour or so.   Back, about
sunset.     Found A. C. Hills aboard scribbling
as for dear life.      Waited awhile, then left
letter with captain of steamer, to care of Bulk-
ley, telegraphic agent.      Out.   Arrival of a-
nother steamer from New Orleans, Howell
and A. C. boarded her in the hope of getting
papers.    Returning, the three of us, A. C.
having, as he supposed,  got ahead of us  by
sending off a letter conveying the intelligence of an
intended reconnoisance up the river by Gen Banks,
told us of it.      So, after supper, Howell and I
set off, to obtain permission to go, Hills ex-
pecting to go aboard the Richmond by 8 A. M.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and eighty-nine
Description:Regarding the arrival of General Banks in Baton Rouge.
Date:1863-01-21
Subject:Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Civil War; Grover, Cuvier; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Hunter, Miss; Seamans, William H.
Coverage (City/State):[Baton Rouge, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2010-11-18

 

Volume
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.