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the meal, a bottle of champagne and
cigars, Capt S. assigned to me the
house of Mann as quarters, which I
incontinently visited, finding it a big
roomy one, containing plenty of mat-
trasses and some furniture.          Then
to the house fronting the Provost Mar-
shal s office where I found Howell.
Anon Hills and Shaw came and Lieut.
O Gorman, the young Irishman, who
had been about to arrest me, on quitting
the Laurel Hill.         Drinks and talks.
Supper with a little military crowd,
anon in parlor.   Then to the  minstrel 
entertainment, given by negroes, offi-
cer s servants, and excellently well-
done, especially as regards a  Robert
Ridley  performance.    With Shaw, Hills
Howell & O Gorman back again to
house opposite the Provost Marshal s
Office.   Drinks, then with Howell to
my quarters.         The lower rooms, or
two of them locked up, so we proceed-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page nineteen
Description:Mentions seeing a ''minstrel'' entertainment at Baton Rouge.
Date:1863-01-10
Subject:African Americans; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; Mann; Music; O'Gorman, Lieutenant; Seamans, William H.; Shaw, Charles P.
Coverage (City/State):[Baton Rouge, 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.