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sently we all adjourning to our dining
room, one of the back-parlors, and 
the egg-nogg.      Here, in order to sup-
press O Gorman, Shaw and I, back-
ed by the others, made Hills chair-
man, who endeavored and succeeded
in moderating the great O, who was
notwithstanding, exceedingly offensive, in-
terrupting everybody, and in short
almost determined on deserving to be
kicked out, which he might have been
had not his inebriety palliated his con-
duct.    (On meeting him in the after-
noon he had exhibited a big meerschaum 
which he had  found  somewhere, also
a handsome, chased, gold pencil case  
asserting that the latter had been given
to him by a farmer s daughter, with
whom he had passed the night, outside
the pickets.     He lied, of course.)   Sing-
ing, speeches and recitations in order,
by others did not suffice to suppress
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page twenty-eight
Description:Describes a whiskey party at Baton Rouge.
Subject:Civil War; Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; 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.