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thither, indoors and out.  At 4,
dined at Gen. Hamilton s.  Major
Harai Robinson, Shaw, H. Hills, Alexan-
der & others there, not the General.
One Hayne an Irish-faced ex-Ala-
bamian and recent Texan loyalist,
distinguished himself by talking just
the reverse of his asserted principles.
Discussion as to how war ought to 
be prosecuted.   Almost a row.  Back
to hotel, with H. Hills, Shaw
and Leland or Alexander following.
Loafing about hotel.    In the evening
I am introduced by Hamilton to
one Johnstone, claiming to be of the
Phila. Enquirer.    Rashly, I introduce
him to others.     Rumor of the return
of Burt with news of a big disaster
at Galveston, Texas.   It resolves it-
self into telegram from Burt, from
down the river to Gen. Banks.  In
the evening* up in H. Hills  room, with
him, Alexander, another and pre-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page six
Description:Describes a dinner at General Hamilton's residence in New Orleans.
Date:1863-01-02
Subject:Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Burt, William L.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton, Andrew Jackson; Hayne; Hills, A.C.; Johnstone; Leland (military officer); Robinson, Harai; Shaw, Charles P.
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]; Galveston, Texas
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

Volume
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.