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vociferations of negro-preacher in 
little church opposite, previously sket-
ched by Howell.      News by negroes 
of an alarm, the troops to turn out. 
We did so, too.    A story that the
Confederates intended to make a feint of 
attacking the one regiment on the other 
side of the river and, at night, to as-
sault in earnest on this from the in-
terior.        A quartette ramble all
about.   To the Garrison, at the upper
berge of the town, where were the 41st
Mass encamped.     All the soldiers had
been turned out; they were under arms, 
had got 30 rounds of cartridges; and,
behind a long mound bordering
the camp; they were  going through the
motions  of repelling attack, Col. Chicker-
ing on a little hill, dotted with grave
stones & funeral monuments, directing
the attack.    The men mostly levelled
their pieces about three yards above
the heads of imaginary enemies.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page twenty-two
Description:Describes anticipation of an attack by Confederate forces on Baton Rouge.
Date:1863-01-11
Subject:African Americans; Chickering, Thomas E.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Howell; Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 41st; Military; 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.