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January 1863.
  1.  Thursday.   Upraising early 
and limited ablutions   three per-
sons to one basin and half a gallon 
of water.   B. Hills off to gun-boat. 
Breed and I down-stairs.    Train to
return, starting within half an hour.
A sorry breakfast, served by a slovenly 
negro   landlady present.     Train
waits for us   and gives the returning
Hills time to fetch his carpet-bag.
Off.  A sunny, clear day.     Felt 
very much out of sorts, tied out &
tormented with ear-pain.    Got to 
Algiers by 3.  Tramped to ferry &
through New Orleans streets to the
St. Charles.    Saw Schell & others.
With B. Hills & Schell to Southern restau-
rant, then back to hotel, here I
went incontinently to bed, tired 
and sick all over.
  2.  Friday.   Loafing, hither and
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page five
Description:Describes his return to New Orleans after a visit to the Louisiana countryside.
Subject:Breed; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.G.; Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):Algiers, [Louisiana]; New Orleans, [Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
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, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.