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Back and to work.   At it till
about 3 o clock in the morning of
  2.  Monday}       the diary of 
the escaped sergeant.  Then to bed 
for 3 hours.   Up by 6.    With
Schell and B. Hills to Pont-
Chartrain Rail-Road, thence on
Flag of Truce boat to Dixie.   Slack,
Hamilton Ripley Capt Mc Clure of the
party.    The pretty Mrs Harris   
Dixie.      Heavy rain storm and wind
returning   frail boat creaking.       At
Hickock s.     Set out to walk back
on shell road with Ripley & Schell.
(Row of the former on the steam-boat
with a  son-in-law of P. T. Bar-
num!)       Mrs Harris & lady-friend
in carriage.   Vehicle stopped, took
us in.      To Southern restaurant with
Ripley; a big feed   then to hotel.
A whiskey-skin and bed.  Dog tired.
  3.  Tuesday.   Resting.    Break
fast at Wibel s. To the Delta Office, 
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page forty-nine
Description:Regarding a trip into the countryside on the Flag of Truce.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Harris, Lizzie; Hills, A.G.; McClure, Captain; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.; Slack
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03


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.