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Orleans however during the war, or
the greater portion of it, and boasted
of his having been an  original Seces-
sionist  antecedent to it.        Refusing
to take the oath, first of allegiance,
then one binding him to reveal any-
thing he did or might know prejudi-
cial to the U. S. authorities, he had
attempted to escape into Dixie, (where
were his wife and family, (being ar-
rested and sent to Fort Pickens, by
order of Gen. Butler.   Dacres then
 appealed unto Caesar,  in the person
of Lord Lyons at Washington, and
all Mrs Harris  fascinations upon Gen.
Butler could not suffice to effect
his release.   He had been at Santa
Rosa Island in company with Munro,
ex-Mayor of New Orleans, Charles
Heidseich, the champagne merchant
and others.           Like all present, he
was an ultra-pro-slavery man and
Secessionist, justifying the former on
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page eighty-one
Description:Regarding the troubles of Mr. Daires during the war.
Subject:Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Dacres; Dacres, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Heidseich, Charles; Munro
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.