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that the Mississippi will go to-night.
Met by the way our Captain on the
Gulf Railroad.   His story about Hamil-
tons scare on the occasion of his last
Sunday  night s visit to Knapp s plan-
tation.      The Captain slept with Ham-
ilton, that night, when Knapp put a
double-barrelled gun at their bed-head,
to protect them in case of an uprising
of negroes!    Hamilton s previous ac-
count of it, to me.          At the Mary
A. Boardman again.         All the fel-
lows back and at work scribbling on
the narration of the Cumbria, obtained
by the two Hills.    Schell had gone
off, easily, before, leaving his drawings
with me.        The rest through by four.
Then leaving B. Hills, Hayes and the 
offensive Johnstone, H. Hills, Howell
and I went back to the Quartermaster s
and subsequently for a 3 mile
walk up the river side, to where the 
Mississippi lay, next to the North
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page eleven
Description:Mentions a story told by Captain Sawyer about the night he spent with Hamilton at Knapp's plantation.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Johnstone; Journalism; Knapp, Dr.; Sawyer, Captain (Connecticut); Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):[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.