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visited during our former sojourn at
Baton Rouge.    She inducted us into 
a rear room where there were upwards 
of seven children, very good-humored
and generally strabismic, also a young 
German woman, not uncomely in a 
coarse way.    We came foraging for 
paper, I having purchased some be-
fore at the same place, and obtained
two partially blank books, relicts 
of the State House fire   also two 
tolerably good milk-punches, hospital-
bly pressed upon us by the loquacious
and inquisitive old woman.     Paid 
a visit to the camp of the 1st Metro-
politan and left note for Bradley, 
who had intended to visit us yester
night and been prevented by busi-
ness   sending with his excuse, an
indian-rubber blanket for me.   Then
back to house.       In the evening,
came Capt Merrill and a 
comrade, with an astounding story
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page thirty-three
Description:Describes a visit to a Belgian woman in Baton Rouge.
Subject:Bradley, Lieutenant; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Merrill, Captain; New York Infantry Regiment, 131st; Women
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.