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the express locomotive.   Hayes,
having oysters  killed and 
cooked for him.    The journey.  Wood-
ing up.       Alighting not at Beau-
regard s plantation.     On.   Messr s
or rather Cofieed s plantation.  Hany
Messer.  A visit to the crevasse.
Return.    Delay.  Cut and run just
at the  creole eggs  appear.    A
hungry ride back, stews and at depot and a make up
for it at the Southern restaurant
Ripley with me.	      Howell
off for Baton Rouge again.           A
good deal with Ripley.   Saw Baker
occasionally.
  30.  Friday.   Letter about cre-
vasse.   Non mi recordo as to de-
tail.    Evening with Hamilton & 
B. Hills to presentation of plate 
to Col. Thorpe,      Slack & Tracy.
H. Hills tells me, secretly, that he
is to become the Lieut. Colonel of a
negro regiment.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page forty-seven
Description:Describes a railroad journey into the Louisiana countryside.
Date:1863-01-29
Subject:Baker, Francis; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Railroad; Ripley, Philip; Slack; Thorpe, Thomas B.; Tracy (New Orleans); Travel
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, 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.