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latter.     Returning fell in with my two 
companions, near Augur s house..   Gen. 
Grover, mounted, and a party of horsemen 
rode up.    With Hills and Howell to
the jail, where we saw an intelligent-
looking young fellow, named Hunter,
son to the late rebel Provost Marshal of 
this place, recently arrested, and his
sister, a rather nice-looking young woman
in black, who had come within our lines
to see or intercede for him.     There were
also, under lock and key, the son of
our landlord, Nat Mann, a companion
of his named Amos Knox, and three
rebel soldiers, one a corporal.    They
had been captured while out scouting
for deserters   as they alleged   being
themselves suspected of the like inten-
tions.       Put a few questions to the
corporal, then returned to quarters.
Scribbling.      Dined, the three of
us, next door, at Seamans  house,
according to invitation, Hills delay-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page thirty-eight
Description:Mentions visiting the jail in Baton Rouge.
Subject:Civil War; Grover, Cuvier; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Howell; Hunter (Baton Rouge); Hunter, Miss; Knox, Amos; Mann, Nat; Prisoners of war (Confederate); Seamans, William H.
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.