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outset of our occupation of this house
he first declared himself the tenant of
two big rooms, one a bedroom up-
stairs, the other one of the front par-
lors.   Now he shares Howell s bed,
uses our room three fourths of the time,
wants to be dictator about meal hours,
and occupies my rocking chair.    Only
when he wants to write does he go to
his own parlor.
  22.  Thursday.   Packing up, cho-
res &c, during the morning. Indoors 
till noon; Hills and Howell out.  Re-
turn of the latter.  An early dinner.
Settlement of mess account and payment 
of negroes.    Both the Hills came,
and dined together.   All to the levee.
Seamans and others there.    In boat 
and to the New Brunswick.     Gen. 
Banks, Strother and others of the 
staff aboard, also Weitzel.     Put my baggage 
in that tenanted by B. Hills and Weit-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page forty-one
Description:Describe preparing to leave Baton Rouge for New Orleans.
Date:1863-01-21
Subject:Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Seamans, William H.; Slaves; Strother, David Hunter; Weitzel, G.
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.