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was very apprehensive of dan-
ger in the exercise of his reportorial
functions, didn t
go to Baton Rouge, after our first
visit there, because he couldn t 
secure passage  on a gun-boat  and
so be safe from guerillas!  When
he went to visit old Knapp on his
plantation, his host put a double-
barreled gun at his bed-head with which to
protect himself, in case of a rising
of negroes.    My God! we re living
on a volcano!  exclaimed
Hamilton, relating it, and the sul-
len behavior of the slaves.    In the
Teche expedition he tried to prevent
Schell going on and seeing the fight,
talking  family  and the like.     If
I got a bullet through me, I should
be of no use to the Times, you know,
and it wouldn t pension Mrs Hamil-
ton.    Schell had seen real fight-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and eight
Description:Describes Hamilton's characteristics.
Date:1863-03-04
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hamilton, Mrs.; Knapp, Dr.; Schell, Frank H.; Slaves
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.