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                      At the St. Charles.
Baton Rouge.   Hamilton in my room, talking.
He had left, he said, Capt. Cozzens to write an
account of the Galveston disaster to the Times, him-
self transmitting an editorial on the subject.    He
got his news  rather as a gentleman than a re-
porter.    On Monday night, when we were all
at work, he had exhibited a most absurd draw-
ing of the disaster to us, provoking uproarious
laughter and a very contemptuous ejaculation
from A. G. Hills.   This picture, drawn from a
misconception of the affair, or Howell s account of
it (which he goodnaturedly read to Hamilton)
subsequently appeared in Harper s weekly.   It
is described, without exaggeration, on Page
When he had sent it and others off he was
for some time in a state of apprehension about
the result, and also about his having neglected
his Times  duties to do them.  Out for a meal
with A. C. Hills and Hayes to a cheap res-
taurant (Wibel s) in St Charles Street, where
we fed at a counter and left Hayes, strolling
to Canal Street to effect small purchases.
Parted with Hills, strolled on, returned to
hotel and found Hayes who had just achie-
ved a triumph in obtaining the news of the
land fight at Galveston, from some men who
were part of it and had entered Wibels after
we had left.   A whiskey-skin in my room,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and sixty-four
Description:Mentions a drawing by Hamilton, which was ridiculed by the other newspaper correspondents in New Orleans.
Subject:Civil War; Cozzens, S.W.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Howell
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]; Galveston, [Texas]
Coverage (Street):Canal Street; St. Charles Street
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.