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Before was a marshy plain, looking 
dreary enough in the light of the setting
sun, behind the Camp and Baton Rouge.
Talk with Col. Chickering, with our friend
the Chaplain, then back to our house
and dinner.   Afterwards I went out with
Shaw to O Gormans, whom we met 
hard by, returning from a successful ar-
rest of the man in mistake for whom 
he had collared me yesterday.  He was
one Duvall, an ex-New York gambler,
accused of being a Confederate spy. 
With him were also apprehended two others,
as possible accomplices, and a woman.
We went down to the Morning Light with
O Gorman, in the hopes to get a bottle
of whiskey, in which we miserably failed,
and then returned to our house.          Hills
was costive, I diarrheaish and we both
believed in whiskey as a restorative and
also on general principles.      But whiskey-
less we went to bed, none of the four
knowing but that the long roll mightn t
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page twenty-three
Description:Mentions a man named Duvall who was arrested on suspicion of being a Confederate spy.
Date:1863-01-11
Subject:Chickering, Thomas E.; Civil War; Duvall; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Military; O'Gorman, Lieutenant; 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.