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 and the more Secesh she was, the
better.      In short the fellow   a New
Yorker   was a squirt   a  Northern
man with Southern principles.    Mrs
and Mr Harris sung, she sung alone,
so did he.     We talked promiscuously,
with occasional masculine adjoinments
to the rear room for vinnous refreshment.
Presently I was in the front parlor,
talking with the delicate-faced girl,
whom I found kind, pleasant and
ingenuous.   She and the rest of the
party had been present in Friday s
demonstration on the levee, attending
the departure of the parolled rebel
soldiers.     She told me her experience
of it very innocently, with  Didn t
I think    ?  this and that.     Mrs Har.
told me that the girl was consump-
tive, that she might not survive.
She had neither brothers or sisters.
Dressed simply in white, evidently de-
sirous to please, I could not help
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page eighty-nine
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris after the bachelor party.
Date:1863-03-03
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Hughes, Maria; Reid; Women
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.