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133rd N.Y. an acquaintance of Hills.
He is an Englishman, has seen service
in the Crimea, travelled in Europe,
came to the U. S. about a year ago,
was in the peninsula, knows Mc Clel-
lan, believes in him, in flogging in the 
army, thinks the Confederates won t be
licked [words crossed out] but is generally
a good sort of fellow.    He dined
with us.   Anon the three of us accom-
panied him to his camp, at no great
distance, in the field to the right of
the Penitentiary.     Whiskey and mar-
tial disquisitions   talk of the mis-
arrangement of the camps, Billy
Wilson and things in general.  Col.
came back with us and we talked
over the peninsula campaign and
limited hot whiskey and water, the lat-
ter sweetened with brown sugar and
drank in lager-beer mugs.         Abed
by about 12, and this time without
any expectation of untimely uprising.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page twenty-five
Description:Describes meeting Colonel Currie of the 133rd New York.
Date:1863-01-12
Subject:Civil War; Currie, Colonel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; McClellan, George B.; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 133rd; Wilson, Billy
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.