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then to Sampson again, and in
his cabin till near 9 in the evening.
A pretty heavy sea on, drenching
the decks and dashing against the
window, and into the ventilatory space
on top of it.       A thunderous, eternal
swash of water audible, and every-
thing sea-wards looking as wild as
possible.   To berth about 10, the
lighting flashing and a heavy roll
of thunder outside.    We are bearing
in for Point or Capt Lookout, to
avoid worse weather and have lost
(so they say) some fourteen or fif-
teen hours.
  22.  Sunday.   Sunlight and
a sharp, cold wind, drying the
decks and making things pleasanter.
The vessel still rolls, but not
so tremendously as yesterday.
Smoking and loafing on deck or
in purser s cabin, with Sampson
and Boutelle, then below, reading
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and fifty-three
Description:Describes his journey at sea aboard the Mississippi.
Subject:Boutelle, Captain; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mississippi (Ship); Sampson (purser); Travel
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.