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ing to come in, in order to finish let-
ter.     His namesake of the Boston Jour-
nal was also present, having come up
with Gen. Banks: we had seen him
at Seaman s office in the morning.  Af-
ter dinner, most of us strolled down
to levee, from whence I presently re-
turned and got to scribbling, expect-
ing that a steamer   I forget its name
  would start for New Orleans within
an hour or so.     Back, about
sunset, just in time to see it out in the
river, but luckily only moving to another
landing.  Found H. Hills aboard, scrib-
bling as for dear life.     Waited awhile,
then left letter with Captain, to care of
Bulkley, telegraph agent.     Out.     A
new steamer arrived from New Orleans.
Howell & H. Hills boarded her, in
the hope of getting papers.  Returning
in triumvirate, H. Hills (having, as
he suggested, got ahead of us in sending 
his letter off) told Howell and myself
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page thirty-nine
Description:Mentions that A.G. Hills has come to Baton Rouge.
Date:1863-01-21
Subject:Bulkley; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell
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.