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Express Co, has been returned to him, pro-
tested.)     To a German restaurant 
for breakfast.     Then to Canal Street
where Schell left us.   A car ride to-
wards the lake.      Morning sunny, warm
and deliciously bright and pleasant.     
A level shell road through the swamp, 
dotted with the roots of trees.  Cemeter-
ies.  Occasional  Yankee  soldiers ma-
king holiday.      Out at a tavern.  Milk
punches, cigars and talk.       The adja-
cent  Union  race course and the story
of its proprietor who objected to changing
its name to that of Confederate.       Its
condition   fences all gone, used by
soldiers to floor their tents &c.    Back 
by another railroad.     Waiting in the
car.   Fellow passengers, a Frenchman, 
three children and an Irish bonne, 
principally engrossed in attending on 
a chubby litte girl of three who talked
French with all the fluency of the Bou-
lougne or Calais children remarked on
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page fifty-three
Description:Describes a trip with Baker into the Louisiana countryside.
Date:1863-02-08
Subject:Baker, Francis; Children; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Schell, Frank H.; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street
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.