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doubts expressed as to the sincerity 
of her  rebel  sentiments  because
she talked so much about them.      
Altogether we got on quite pleasantly
enough.   In about an hour s time 
Miss Louisiana (who said scarcely 
anything and couldn t sing) depart-
ed under convoy of Harris, when Mrs Harris told me that
she was  very patriotic,  that she
had expected her to break out for
my edification &c.    Also that said
young lady would be  quite rich 
if things were as they had been.
(I suppose her property was of the
human order.)   Furthermore I was 
favored with Miss 
Louisiana s personal impressions with
regard to me   favorable as respect-
ing my eyes, not so towards my 
beard.     I had been questioned
before, pretty closely, about persons 
and things, by both husband and
wife, but I don t think they made
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page sixty-four
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Smith, Louisiana; Women
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.