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had forged a note on his name to
Howell, sticking it against the 
mirror of the latter; saying he want-
ed to see him immediately!)   Chaff
of A. C. in Hayes presence.    Down 
stairs to Howell, about 1 A. M.
Ripley up in my room previously.    
Abed about 2.     Saw Harris
at about 7 and drank with
him.   The rotunda crowded: all
sorts of rumors astir; assassination
of Butler by Bouligny, at Wash-
ington one of them.    One Boynton
who boarded at Mrs Boley s recog-
nized me: he is now engineer
of the U. S. gun-boat Winona.
He left New York on the 15th.
Dined with Howell, this day, at
the St. Charles restaurant.    Got
to-day s record generally mixed
up.
  12.  Thursday.   Breakfast
at the Southern Restaurant.  Then
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page sixty-seven
Description:Mentions a rumor that General Butler was assassinated by Bouligny at Washington.
Date:1863-02-11
Subject:Bouligny; Boynton; Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, T. Decatur; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Howell; Military; Ripley, Philip
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

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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.