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                     To New Orleans.
and A. G. as all the state-rooms were oc-
cupied, and loafed.   Off for New Orleans.
Supper.   Howell and A. C. disappear and
spend the greater part of the night drinking
in the steward s room; I sit reading Rode-
rick Random till 11, by which time the
steamer reaches New Orleans.   (Having a
Major General on board they went fast.)  A
general turn-out of berths and going ashore.
Hills and Howell do so.   I turn in to Weitzels
berth over A. G. and sleep till morning.
  23.  Friday.   Got breakfast aboard, then
ashore with baggage and A. G.   To Banks 
headquarters in quest of expected mails.  Then
down St Charles Street to Lafayette Square, where
Hills paid a visit to Mc Clure s office, while
I mounted guard over the baggage.   While sit-
ting on a step watching the life of the city waking
up, Ripley passed, sober and cordial and we
had a talk.         To the St Charles ; got a seperate
room and waked up the lad Hayes, who was
abed.      Soon all the rest of the fellows came
in, hearty and jolly, except Hamilton, who 
had gone down to Forts Philip & Jackson.   A
loafing, promiscuous day.   A. C. Hills got letters
for me sent on to Baton Rouge by Hayes, by the Iber-
ville, which we had passed coming down the
river.   Two contained in a letter and inclosed
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and ninety-one
Description:Regarding his journey back to New Orleans on the New Brunswick.
Date:1863-01-22
Subject:Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; McClure, Captain; New Brunswick (Ship); Ripley, Philip; Weitzel, G.
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Lafayette Square; St. Charles Street
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.