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cactus, the prickly pear, the castor-
oil plant and other semi-tropical
vegetation, to the garrison.  A visit
to a burial-ground, where I made
a sketch of the grave of a soldier
who died of yellow-fever, last Au-
gust, for the benefit of his mother.
Anon a visit to Col. Good, whom
we found, with a little knot of ac-
quaintances, on the piazza of a
handsomish wooden house, smoking
and listening to the performance
of a good band.    Joined him.
Pinckney there:   (I had met
him, before, while talking to Hart-
ley and his acquaintances.)  Half
an hour thus, then back to the
Mississippi.
  16.  Monday.  Getting out shell.
Strolled ashore, called at Pinckney s
store   the largest in the place.  With
Frost to a stick-maker, an old
boy named Brannan, who parted
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and forty-one
Description:Describes his day spent in Key West, Florida.
Date:1863-03-15
Subject:Brannan; Civil War; Frost, Lieutenant-Colonel; Good, Colonel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hartley (traveler); Pinckney, W.C.; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[Key West, Florida]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

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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.