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15.  Thursday.   An almost con-
tinuous rain day.    In doors all 
three of us, in Hills  room, scribbling 
or reading.    Writing to Hannah
and reading Lever s  Davenport Dunn.   
At about what would have been sun-
set had my sun been visible, went 
with Howell to Gen. Augur s quarters, 
a handsome house on Third Street, and 
saw him.    He told us that she should-
n t take command over Gen. Grover, 
until the arrival of Gen. Banks, ex-
pected to-morrow.  Back, reading 
and talking ghostly, then to bed.
  16.  Friday.   A cold frosty morn-
ing, almost worthy of a northern Janu-
ary.      With Howell and Hills to 
the levee, expecting that a steamer 
might start soon for New Orleans 
and desiring to send letters by her.   
Apparently no chance of it.     Back 
and with Howell into store kept 
by old Belgian woman whom we
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page thirty-two
Description:Describes a visit to General Augur.
Date:1863-01-15
Subject:Augur, Christopher Colon; Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Bennett, Hannah; Books and reading; Civil War; Grover, Cuvier; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; Military
Coverage (City/State):[Baton Rouge, Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Third Street
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.