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ning a farewell visit to his house,
to which Schell, invited both by Har-
ris and Hancock, would not go, on
Union principles.   There were present
Young, the musician, Hancock, Capt.
Baxter of the Mississippi (to whom I
had been introduced at the St Char-
les) one of the young ladies   neither
Miss Louisiana nor Miss Hughes  
and, of course the Harrisses.   Baxter,
a shortish, stout old boy, with a gray
beard, shaven upper lip and appro-
bative physiognomy, delighted in music
and sang, to Mrs Harris  accompani-
ment on the piano   sometimes the
same song twice over!   Harris &
wife sang, of course, and (equally
of course) Young played  Stonewall. 
Anon we had a shadow entertain-
ment, a white sheet being stretched
across the double doorway between
the rooms, behind which Young
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and twenty-four
Description:Describes his last evening spent with Mr. and Mrs. Harris and other guests.
Subject:Baxter, Captain; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hancock; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Hughes, Maria; Schell, Frank H.; Smith, Louisiana; Young
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.