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did in consequence of my assured
ignorance, as hinted in the  French
Market  article in the Era) follow-
ed by game and roast beef   the
latter imported from Fulton Market,
New York, as our host informed
us, after apologizing for the absence of
that supposed summum bonum of Ameri-
can dishes, a turkey.   The beef ment-
ed the encomiums passed upon it.  For
liquids we had wines   claret and sherry,
with brandy for those who preferred it.
I stuck to the claret (a wine I love)
which one gets of admirable quality
in a semi-French city.        The talk
ran on the inevitable topics, New Or-
leans in ante-Secession times, its delights,
its hospitality, heat and yellow fever
times, the attack on the Forts, Gen.
Butler, Fort Pickens, the famous
 lady  order, the South, Yankees, En-
gland and the War.       Ellis, a good-
looking, portly, genial old boy, had
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page eighty-three
Description:Describes attending a party at a bachelor-house in New Orleans.
Date:1863-03-03
Subject:Civil War; Ellis (New Orleans); Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler
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.