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wake us up to witness an attack on
the part of the enemy.  Howell didn t
take off his breeches, but I did, and
the rest of my outer garments, and slept
pretty soundly.   Only a legion of cocks
crowed towards morning.
  12.  Monday.   Uprising and break-
fast.    Then out with Howell,
to the river side, and on board first the Empire Parish, came up last night, then the 
	Morn-
ing Light, which was going to cross the
river to fetch back the regiment there
sojourning. We found Shaw in the 
saloon, who intended returning to New
Orleans by the boat, and we stayed 
on board, working until she got back
to Baton Rouge.    Then all three went
to our house to lunch, and Shaw, relying 
on the Celtic O Gorman to send him word
when the Morning Light was veritably
to start, of course got left behind.   He
made the best of it, however.     At 3 o 
clock comes a Col. Currie of the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page twenty-four
Description:Mentions Shaw being left behind by the Morning Light on which he intended returning to New Orleans.
Date:1863-01-11
Subject:Civil War; Currie, Colonel; Empire Parish (Ship); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Howell; Military; Morning Light (Ship); 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.