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                   A Trip into Dixie.
there.  Back and at work till 3. A. M.
  2.  Monday}       Got the diary of the escape
U. S. sergeant condensed on page 193 from
Ripley, and sat up copying it.          Then to
bed for three hours, rising by 6, to start
with Schell and A. G. Hills on the expedi-
tion into Dixie, desribed in the letter to the
Tribune on page 199, et cetera.     The corres-
pondents aboard were Slack, Hamilton,
and Ripley, besides ourselves.   Our friend
Mc Clure was of the party, also the objection-
able Capt. Clark, the great man of the day.
The  beautiful rebel  described in the text
was a New Orleans lady, a Mrs Harris,
of whom more hereafter.  I was introduced
to my care, not at all to my displeasure
Returning from this most picturesque and
pleasant expedition, Ripley got into an ar-
gument and row with an officer who de-
clared himself a son-in-law to P. T. Bar-
num, which threatened hostilities, but was
quelled by Capt. Clark.        Disembarking
at Hickock s, Ripley, Schell and I set off
to walk to New Orleans along the shell-road
but the vehicle containing Mrs Harris and
[word cut off] lady friend overtaking us, they invited
[words cut off] ride, and I had the pleasure of sitting
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and four
Description:Regarding his railroad journey to the crevasse.
Date:1863-02-01
Subject:Civil War; Clark, Captain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Harris, Lizzie; Hills, A.G.; McClure, Captain; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Slack
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, 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.