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book and doing other things to gratify
one s vanity.     The evening went pretty
swiftly and soon the time came for 
parting.     Expressing a desire for the
 Bonnie Blue Flag  (which they are
not allowed to sell or the music-shops)
Mrs H. impulsively cut it out of a
bound volume of pieces and gave it
to me.     And, parting, took both of
her pretty hands to shake mine.     A
 God bless you!  from Harris and
I had turned my back on the pleasant
house for ever and found myself in the
quiet square.    Old Baxter overtook
me shortly afterwards and together
we walked up St Charles Street,
when a violent shower of rain drove
him into a carriage and me into the
Southern Restaurant, in one
of the boxes of which I found Powers
and another man I knew.   Powers
belongs to the war vessel Mississippi,
and was with Bill Waud in the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and twenty-six
Description:Describes his last evening spent with Mr. and Mrs. Harris and other guests.
Subject:Baxter, Captain; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Harris, T. Decatur; Powers; Songs; Waud, William; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):St. Charles Street
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.