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                  New Orleans Era. 
On the way out, he had intrigued for a cap-
taincy under Gen. Hamilton   poor Hamil-
ton who, a week ago, had sailed for the North
again, disgusted and disappointed at nothing
being attempted for Texas.    At Baton Rouge
A. C. aspired to the editorship of the Comet
newspaper, a  one-horse  concern, more dead
than alive; hence he abandoned that project.
Returned to New Orleans, he courted Banks
and Irwin till he got the Lieutenant-Colonel-
cy of a newly-raised negro regiment,   from
which office he was  detailed  to edit the
new paper over the head of poor A. G.  
who, a Boston man and an acquaintance of
Banks, yet took his disappointment very
meekly.  He was to be Lieut^|en|ant [word crossed out] in
A. C. s regiment.      Back to hotel.   In
my own room or Ripleys, here and there,
scribbling.    By 9 came the two Hills; A. C.
bent on overpowering us with the knowledge
of his new position.      As we had got nothing
of course we chaffed him on his acquisitive-
nessm which he didn t half-like.    Whittaker
in Ripley s room.    Writing.     With Schell,
Hayes and A. G. out for oysters and drinks
about midnight.
  10.  Tuesday.   Schell came to my bed-
side with a wild report about the cap[unclear word]
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and thirty-three
Description:Regarding the start of newspaper ''The New Orleans Era.''
Date:1863-02-09
Subject:Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Irwin, Robert B.; Journalism; New Orleans era.; Publishers and publishing; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Whittaker
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]; 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.