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down stairs to Shaw & H. Hills.
Previously told Ripley the detail 
of land-matters at Galveston, to write
to World, in absence of Howell.   Into
coach, hastily to levee.    There aboard
the Laurel Hill, a big Mississippi
boat, with cannon shot through chim-
ney stack.     Capt Thomas, its com-
mander, very civil to us, also Clerk
Brayfogle.      Delay.   All three ashore
and to Southern Restaurant or din-
ner.    Back.     Off at 5.   Past the
North Star and up the river.     At
Carrollton, 12 miles above, taking
on troops, 5 companies of N. H. regi-
ment.     In big cabin, my self scribbling
the twain playing euchre, to the
accompaniment of a bottle of whiskey.
  10.  Saturday.  A rainy morning.
By 9 at Baton Rouge.   Debarka-
tion.  Collared by an Irish lieutenant
attacked to Provost Marshal s, in mis-
take for expected gambler and spy,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page seventeen
Description:Describes his journey to and arrival at Baton Rouge on the Laurel Hill.
Subject:Brayfogle; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; Journalism; Laurel Hill (Ship); O'Gorman, Lieutenant; Ripley, Philip; Shaw, Charles P.; Thomas, Captain
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]; Carrollton, [Louisiana]; Baton Rouge, [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.