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by Addison.    After a consultation 
between the bonne and father the former 
conveyed the little girl to the roadside, 
fronting the gate of the cemetery, and 
standing discreetly before her, allowed
the child to perform her innocent little
    ! subsequently readjusting her dress
and bringing her back to the car.       It
was an eminently French proceeding.
Enter three red-breeched Zouaves   one 
an Irishman   who finding they have 
got into the wrong car, got out again.      
Off.   In twenty minutes a change 
of cars.   Lots of children, a vixenish
evil-faced woman with a chubby 
boy and a slave-girl, with a
baby, both so white that nowhere but in 
a slave state would their condition be 
recognisable.    Also a mulatto girl and
a young fellow, half Indian, half negro
, wearing a U. S. military cap.     To 
Canal Street.     Oysters, raw, at Sam s,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page fifty-four
Description:Describes a trip with Baker into the Louisiana countryside.
Date:1863-02-08
Subject:Children; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Slavery; Slaves; Travel; Women
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.