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rejoin the Southern army.    He
was at the recent battle of Mur-
freesboro!    A kindly fellow Keene
Richards   I d like to see him
again!              After cigars, ale, 
champagne, brandy and chat
until near midnight, I left the 
Harris s; returned to the St 
Charles & to bed.
  11.  Wednesday.   Hither and 
thither.   With Howell aboard Com-
modore Farragut s flag-ship Hart-
ford, being rowed thither in
boat.    Then to hotel.    Day spent
indiscriminately: at work during 
the evening and night, as a mail 
boat goes tomorrow.     Ripley with 
Dennison, Gray and Whittaker 
in his room;     Hayes and A. G. 
Hills in mine in the evening.  A. C. 
came also, gorgeous in a $40 uniform
coat with brass buttons.    (I
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page sixty-six
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris in New Orleans.
Subject:Civil War; Dennison (New Orleans); Gray (New Orleans); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; Richards, Addison Keane; Ripley, Philip; Whittaker
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.