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trance on the lower deck and a 
struggle through a dense crowd.
Temporarily stowing away my traps
I shook hands with honest Schell
  the best fellow of the whole crowd
and whom I was truly sorry to part
with   and then remained on deck
surveying the scene.    Hamilton had
gone off, of course, before I had got
aboard, Baker was invisible, A. G.
walked up and down on the outskirts
of the levee, but immediately in front
stood Hayes and Schell, the two
who really cared for my departure.
There was a good deal of delay in
getting off and some blundering on
the part of the pilot, involving the
damage or destruction of one of the
flanges of the propeller, but at about
11, we steamed out into the broad
muddy river, and I had left
New Orleans behind, perhaps never
to see it again.           Got chummed
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and thirty
Description:Describes the morning of his departure from New Orleans.
Date:1863-03-11
Subject:Baker, Francis; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.G.; Mississippi (Ship); Schell, Frank H.
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.