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13.  Tuesday.   Breakfast en quar-
tette, then in doors, scribbling, I doing
up diary.  Thus till 1  , then lunch.
Then out to see mock alarm and all
the soldiers put through the motions of
repelling an enemy, troopers dashing
down the road, aids galloping to and
fro, infantry marching, lying on
their bellies, and deployed as skir-
mishers.     Thus for an hour, then
Hills & Shaw retired and Howell
and I meandered a little.     Return-
ed by Provost Marshal s Office
and met O Gorman.   Back to our house 
and dinner.        Then diarizing until
now.     O Gorman (with a great O)
had promised to come round in the evening 
with 6 bottles of whiskey and other luxu-
ries, but we sat till 8 without his 
appearing, when after general denun-
ciation of him, Shaw went into the
adjoining house occupied by the Provost
Marshall, and returned with a 
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page twenty-six
Description:Mentions a mock alarm performed by the troops in Baton Rouge to prepare for an attack.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; Military; O'Gorman, Lieutenant; Shaw, Charles P.
Coverage (City/State):[Baton Rouge, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03


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.