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                    Loafing and Labor.
knew more.   The young fellows told me that
Keene Richards, a colonel in the Confederate
service, on Breckinridge s staff, was actual-
ly in the St Charles Hotel for three or four
days after Butler s occupation of it, es-
caping from the city to rejoin the Southern
army.          After cigars, ale, champagne,
brandy and chat, until near midnight, I
left Harris s, returned to the St Charles
and to bed.
  11.  Wednesday.   Hither and thither.   With
Howell aboard Farragut s flag-ship, the
Hartford, being rowed thither by a boatman.
I had seen the plucky Commodore more than
once at the St. Charles.     Returned to it.     The
day spent indiscriminately; at work du-
ring the evening and might, as a mail steam-
er starts for New York tomorrow.     Ripley
with Dennison, Gray and Whittaker in
his room; Hayes and A. G. Hills in mine
in the evening.   Enter also A. C. gorgeous
in a $40 uniform-coat with brass buttons,
upon which he was appropriately chaffed
to an extent which made Hayes  eyes protrude
with amazement.       Down stairs to Howell about
  12.  Thursday.}       1 A. M.  Ripley up in my
room previously.    Abed about 2.     Break-
fast at the Southern Restaurant, then to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and forty-one
Description:Mentions a story about Keene Richards.
Date:1863-02-10
Subject:Civil War; Clothing and dress; Dennison (New Orleans); Farragut, Daniel Glasglow; Gray (New Orleans); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, T. Decatur; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Howell; Richards, Addison Keane; Ripley, Philip; Whittaker
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.