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regiment (the 131st N.Y.).   Here 
in a certain friendly adjutant, I was
recognized by and recognized a good-
looking ex-Philadelphian actor, 
named Bradley, whom I met first 
while crossing on the ferry from Wash-
ington to Alexandria, and again in
the steamer that brought the wounded
Gen. Howard from the White House
to Old Point Comfort.   Talk with him, 
a bit of a walk to see the disposition 
of camps & trenches.   His regiment 
immediately behind Col Currie s  
the 133rd N.Y.     A bit of a rain-
storm.     Back to tent, then into the 
adjoining one, occupied by a jolly Major 
Day   related to the great India-
Rubber case.     After drinks and talk, 
back to house, bearing a N.Y. Herald 
of Dec. 29th, containing Hills  ac-
count of the voyage of the Banks ex-
pedition and the taking of Baton 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page thirty
Description:Describes meeting Lieutenant Bradley in Baton Rouge.
Date:1863-01-14
Subject:Bradley, Lieutenant; Civil War; Day, Major; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 131st; New York Infantry Regiment, 133rd
Coverage (City/State):[Baton Rouge, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

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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.