took a meander about New Orleans.
Returning to St. Charles, found Hayes
who had just achieved a triumph, in
obtaining particulars about the land-
fight at Galveston, from certain per-
sons who entered the cheap restaurant
subsequent to our leaving it, who were
part of their story. One whiskey skin
in my room; afterwards more in
H. Hills where the two fell to scrib-
bling and I to work till about 3
8. Thursday} next morning.
(B. Hills, by the way had been doing
the exclusive intelligence, to the other
reporters:) Hamilton, of course, did
nothing.) To bed; up by 7; then
letter to Green. Saw Hills & Hayes.
With former to Quartermasters, about
vessels, the Illinois lying at Algiers.
Back to breakfast. A stroll about
New Orleans on my own hook. Heard
guns fired celebrating the battle
of New Orleans. Back to St Char-