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him, and on Merrill s giving us a 
really interesting speech, involving parti-
culars of the state of affairs here, a 
dead-set was made upon the Celt, es-
pecially by little Shaw, when O Gor-
man fell drunkenly sleep.   At about 
11, I left the party, all sober except the 
Irishman   two had left early in the 
evening.    O Gorman was accommodated 
with a mattrass, on which, booted and 
breeched, he slept till morning.
  14.  Wednesday.   The great O, 
awaking about 7 presented him-
self upstairs to annoy Hills & Shaw, 
then abed, and subsequently brought 
up a bottle of bitters, of which they re-
fused to join him in partaking.      So 
he went down stairs, ordered the ne-
groes to prepare 6 eggs for his break-
fast, got 2, pocketted our Tobacco,
and cleared out by the back entrance.   
  Breakfast.     Out for a stroll with
Howell, visiting the 1st Metropolitan 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page twenty-nine
Description:Describes a whiskey party at Baton Rouge.
Date:1863-01-13
Subject:Civil War; Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; Merrill, Captain; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 131st; O'Gorman, Lieutenant; Shaw, Charles P.; Slaves
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.