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of the capture of a man going out of
our lines, with a pass from the Provost
Marshal, and plans, letters, even
the morning s, brigade reports appertain-
ing to our camps   and of said spy s
being dismissed by the Lieut Col. of the
captors regiment.            Merrill and his
companion having departed, Bradley
arrived, with a Lieutenant from Wil-
son s Regiment and a quartermaster.   
Whiskey, stories, recitations and talk 
till midnight, when our guests departed 
and Hills went to bed with Howell, to 
avoid the coldness of his room upstairs.
  17.  Saturday.   In doors, reading,
in Hills  parlor till 5 6, all three of 
us being similarly employed.  Visited 
by Mann and by a Capt Whittemore 
of the 30th Mass.  A three hours debate 
on Secession and Slavery.   Out with 
Howell to the camp of the 13th Conn. 
to investigate the story told by Mer-
rill, which proved horribly exaggera-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page thirty-four
Description:Mentions the arrest of a Confederate spy in Baton Rouge.
Date:1863-01-16
Subject:Bradley, Lieutenant; Civil War; Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 13th; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; Mann; Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 30th; Merrill, Captain; Military; Whittemore, Major
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.