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20.  Tuesday.   Non mi recordo
very definitely.  To Capt. Cowie s office,
alone, to return Orley Farm and inquire 
about whiskey.    Back.    Sent Henry
for latter.      Some strolling about.  Af-
ternoon indoors.  Evening, with Howell 
to the camp of Billy Wilson s regiment, 
there to sup with the redoubtable colo-
nel, and half a dozen of his officers. 
In a house   fire burning in sitting
room, mess room beyond.  Stayed till
about 10, then back, through the dark
night and uneven streets, challenged
by the sentries.
  21.  Wednesday.   With any two
companies round to Seamans  office, 
which we found thronged, as usual, by
applicants of all colors.       Learnt that
Gen. Banks had arrived, in the New
Brunswick steamboat, with a portion of
his staff, and Gen. Weitzel.      He was
ashore and in consultation with Gen Augur.
Off alone to find the office of the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page thirty-seven
Description:Mentions visiting Billy Wilson's regiment in Baton Rouge.
Subject:Augur, Christopher Colon; Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Books and reading; Civil War; Cowie, Captain; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Henry; Howell; Military; Seamans, William H.; Weitzel, G.; Wilson, Billy
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.