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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.   
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page forty-two
Description:Describes his arrival back at New Orleans.
Date:1863-01-22
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
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.