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on going ashore.   With H. Hills &
Shaw to house opposite the Provost. Mar
shall s office.           Off alone to the
house of that officer and found him, Capt.
Seamans, in dressing-gown &c.
Told him particulars about Galveston
news.   Invited to dinner with him
at a Mr Kahn, a German, the
owner of the house, who had come up
with us on board the Laurel Hill.
Was previously introduced to a Mr
Mann, who owned a handsome house
adjoining, who resided temporarily,
on the other side of the river, half a
mile up.     He came to Seamans, say-
ing that in case a fight occurred in
his vicinity, he wanted to move,
so that his presence
and that of his ho family in his
house might not intervene with the 
Essex s throwing shells in that di-
rection.  Seamans reassured him &
he left, before dinner.          After
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page eighteen
Description:Describes a visit to Captain Seamans and receiving an invitation to dinner.
Date:1863-01-10
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Kahn; Mann; Seamans, William H.; Shaw, Charles P.
Coverage (City/State):[Baton Rouge, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

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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.