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that Gen. Banks meditated a trip
up the river tomorrow, as far as Port
Hudson, on board the Richmond  
and that he, Hills, had an invita-
tion to accompany the expedition, and
was to be onboard by 8. A. M.        So
after supper we set off to obtain like
privilege.   At Gen. Augur s we learnt
that Gen. Banks was on
board the New Brunswick, designing
to sleep there.  To the dark and mud-
dy levee and, after Howell had stum-
bled into an old boat, half full of
water, got rowed to the New Bruns-
wick and saw Gen. Banks, who inform-
ed us that the project was abandoned.
Back again, in company with Col.
Holabird, whom I piloted to Augur s
and got a general transportation pass
from.      Then to house, finding H. Hills
and Howell.        The former objectionable,
selfish and masterful.          At the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page forty
Description:Mentions a proposed trip to Port Hudson meditated by General Banks that was abandoned.
Date:1863-01-21
Subject:Augur, Christopher Colon; Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Holabird, Samuel B.; Howell
Coverage (City/State):[Baton Rouge, Louisiana]; Port Hudson, [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.