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Rouge.        News that Gen. Augur 
and staff had just arrived, by the 
Eastern Light, which was to return 
to New Orleans immediately.    So How-
ell and I hurried down to the levee
through the rain, hardly faster how-
ever than Shaw or Hills.  All aboard
the steamer, across two others.    Wrote 
a brief letter in cabin, confiding it 
to Shaw for posting.        Then off, leaving
him.    With Howell, back towards house,
meeting Merrill and taking him with
us.    Arrival of Hills: lunch.      Loaf-
ing for an hour or two until the appear-
ance of Bradley.      O Gorman came
too, afterwards, on search of something 
to drink, finding only bitters.    Happily
he went away soon.    Dinner, Brad-
ley being our guest.     Scribbling du-
ring the evening: rain out of doors.         
Writing letter to my mother.    A
dull night, with wind, which termi-
nated in rain.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page thirty-one
Description:Mentions the arrival of General Augur in Baton Rouge.
Date:1863-01-14
Subject:Augur, Christopher Colon; Bradley, Lieutenant; Civil War; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; Merrill, Captain; Military; O'Gorman, Lieutenant; Shaw, Charles P.
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.