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eye-brows are improved by art.    But fine 
eyes and hair go a good way towards 
constituting beauty in a woman and 
I was under the impression or near
it during the greater portion of the
evening.    She sang several songs at
the piano, (her husband accompanying 
her) and at my request did the
 Bonny blue Flag    the Louisiana
rebel one.     Then we talked, parti-
cularly of Gen. Butler.       He was
a pretty frequent visitor to the house
I sat in and very obliging   and im-
pressible   at the instance of Mrs
Harris.       She went to him, first of
all, to inquire  if they were to be turned
into the street,  to which he 
replied by a flattered negative.    She
says that the General gave a pass 
to a rebel officer concealed in her
house, allowing him to escape outside
the lines.   (I fancy Old Ben was un-
scrupulous enough to do it.)        He
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page sixty-one
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Date:1863-02-10
Subject:Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Songs; Women
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.