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simply villanous.
  9.  Monday.   To Capt Mc Clure s
office, there to ascertain when the
Mississippi   a big, Boston built pro-
peller   started for New York.     He
had offered me a passage on her pre-
viously.   Leaving him with the informa-
tion that she hadn t got up the river
yet, I was more correctly informed
by a man I met outside   Blunt,
a sharp-faced detective, whom I had
met often enough at the St Charles.
He had just procured a pass from Col.
Chandler, for the body of a dead officer,
to be sent north on the Mississippi, then
at the levee, and proposing to start
tomorrow or Wednesday.    So back
I went and saw Chandler who was of-
fensive and refused me what I got
five minutes afterwards from his su-
perior Mc Clure.       Thence to the
steamer.     Then to the post-office,
overhauling piles of newspapers, and
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and twenty-two
Description:Describes making preparations for his journey back to New York on the propeller Mississippi.
Subject:Blunt; Chandler, Colonel; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; McClure, Captain; Mississippi (Ship)
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.