zel. Off. Down the river. Reading
Roderick Random. Supper. H. Hills &
Howell disappear afterwards (being drink-
ing in the Steward s room) I sit reading
till 11, by which time the New Bruns-
wick reaches New Orleans. General
turning out of berths and cabins and
going ashore. H. Hills and Howell
do so. I turn into berth above B.
Hills and sleep till morning.
23. Friday. Got breakfast
aboard then ashore with baggage
and B. Hills. To Gen. Banks head-
quarters, in search of expected mails.
Then down St Charles St. to Lafayette
Square, where Hills paid a visit to
Mc Clure at the quartermaster s office,
and I mounted guard over the baggage.
Ripley came by. To hotel. Got
separate rooms. Waked up Hayes
who was abed. Saw all the other
fellows, except Hamilton, who had
gone down to forts below the city.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page forty-two|
|Description:||Describes his arrival back at New Orleans.|
|Subject:||Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; McClure, Captain; Ripley, Philip|
|Coverage (City/State):||New Orleans, [Louisiana]|
|Coverage (Street):||St. Charles Street; Lafayette Square|
|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.|