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was now advanced to the position of
agent for the line, vice his brother,
badly wounded on the Empire Parish,
by guerrillas up the river.         Not long
after our recognition the ex-purser
became so drunk that Harris prudently
got him off up-stairs to bed.   Before
this however, at Madame s proposition,
we had a dance or two, in which I
must fain be compelled to stand up.
 No Southern woman would refuse to
dance with a gray coat!  said Mrs
H. of the sparkling brown eyes, when
I alleged my garments, my boots, my
gray-blue army shirt and general
campaigning get-up.  So I danced,
first with my fascinating hostess, then
with Miss Maria.     It was a warm
night, though the windows were open,
everything exhilating.   More singing
and conversation ensued; a good deal
being of an ultra Secession sort.    I
love it, above all other flags!  said
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page ninety-one
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris after the bachelor party.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Hughes, Maria; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Reid; Women
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.