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the like.    From one of the Queen
of the West s people I learn the par-
ticulars of their capture, involving that
of Anderson of the Herald, now
a prisoner at Alexandria, Arkansas,
for the rebels wouldn t parole him and 
talked unpleasantly of trying and
hanging him as a spy.       We have
half a dozen women on board; one
the rather goodlooking young wife
of an ex-bartender on a Mississip-
pi steamer, a quiet, rustical
young man, dutiful and obedient
to her.    She has glossy black hair,
combed back, French fashion, and
handsomish features, which she does her
best to spoil by an involuntary habit 
of grimacing.   Withal she possesses
a young, plump and comely figure,
a pleasantish, petted voice and a 
baby.      Next in order of the women
is an ex-nun   or supposed to be
such, as two  sisters of Charity 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and thirty-four
Description:Describes his fellow passengers on board the Mississippi.
Date:1863-03-12
Subject:Anderson (reporter); Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mississippi (Ship); Prisoners of war (Union); Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):Alexandria, Arkansas
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.