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in a satisfactory aft-cabin in
company with a Lieut. Col Frost,
of the                     going home, having
resigned, in consequence of sickness.
He has two soldiers attending on him,
simple-natured, kindly Yankees, whom
he is obliging enough to quarter in
our cabin, where one occupies the lower
berth, and one sleeps on the long
seat.      Down the river; sunny
and hot.    Got acquainted with
the Purser, Sampson, a friendly
little man whom I learnt to like
a good deal subsequently.    The
vessel has some of the Harriet Lane s 
men, and some belonging to the
Queen of the West on board, returning
as parolled prisoners.     The former
have been through Texas and came
via Red Rier down the Mis-
sissippi.      Slept capitally, as usual
at sea   notwithstanding the yelping
of two little dogs in a cage, belonging
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and thirty-one
Description:Describes the first day of his journey back to New York on the propeller Mississippi.
Date:1863-03-11
Subject:Civil War; Dogs; Frost, Lieutenant-Colonel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mississippi (Ship); Sampson (purser); Travel
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.