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ed to the upper and there, in a front
chamber, on a double bed, with a couple
of mattresses beneath us and two
coverlets above slept soundly through-
out the night.
  11.  Sunday.  Somebody moving a-
bout below, early, which subsequently
proved to be Mann, whom the negroes
supposed I had slept with: He did
not pass the night in the house, but
was about within it early.    Breakfast
provided by negress, his slave, who
served us in her little room.      I had 
seen her yesterday.   While we sat par-
taking the meal there entered a young 
fellow, a lad of perhaps eighteen, 
who addressed the negress and answer-
ed me when spoken to.        He was 
the son of our involuntary landlord, 
his name Nat, and, as I learnt sub-
sequently, he had run away from 
school to join the Confederate Army, 
but been brought back by his fa-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page twenty
Description:Regarding meeting Nat Mann, who had joined the Confederate Army at eighteen but had been brought back home by his father.
Date:1863-01-10
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mann; Mann, Nat; Slaves
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.