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                         January 1863.

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H. G. Stetson  34 Camp St. N Orleans.

[Gunn s diary continued]
  The St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans.

  1.  Thursday.   Early uprising and limited ab-
lutions; three persons to one basin, and half a gal-
lon of water.    Hills off to gun-boat, Breed and
I down-stairs, partaking of a sorry breakfast,
consisting mainly of grease and extract of beans,
served by a slovenly negro.     That hastily dis-
posed of we entered the train   which had wait-
ed for us and which gave time to the returning
A. G. to fetch his carpet bag.   Off.   A sunny,
clear day.     Felt out of sorts, tied and torment-
ed with ear pain.    Got to Algiers by 3.  Tramp-
ed to ferry and through New Orleans to the
welcome St. Charles.    Schell and others in the
Rotunda.      With him and A. G. Hills to the South-
ern Restaurant, then back to the hotel, when
I incontinently went to bed, feeling tired and
sick all over.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and forty-nine
Description:Regarding his journey from Brashear City back to New Orleans.
Subject:Breed; Civil War; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Railroad; Schell, Frank H.; St. Charles Hotel (New Orleans, La.)
Coverage (City/State):New Orleans, [Louisiana]; [Brashear City, Louisiana]; Algiers, [Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):34 Camp St.
Scan Date:2010-11-18


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
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; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.