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took a meander about New Orleans.
Returning to St. Charles, found Hayes
who had just achieved a triumph, in
obtaining particulars about the land-
fight at Galveston, from certain per-
sons who entered the cheap restaurant
subsequent to our leaving it, who were
part of their story.      One whiskey skin
in my room; afterwards more in
H. Hills where the two fell to scrib-
bling and I to work till about 3
  8.  Thursday}       next morning.
(B. Hills, by the way had been doing 
the exclusive intelligence, to the other
reporters:) Hamilton, of course, did
nothing.)  To bed; up by 7; then
letter to Green.   Saw Hills & Hayes.
With former to Quartermasters, about
vessels, the Illinois lying at Algiers.
Back to breakfast.    A stroll about
New Orleans on my own hook.  Heard
guns fired celebrating the battle
of New Orleans.     Back to St Char-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page fifteen
Description:Mentions guns being fired in memory of the Battle of New Orleans.
Date:1863-01-07
Subject:Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Journalism
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]
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.