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               Correspondent of the Tribune.
by Englishmen who were, of course, all Seces-
sionists.      Only and handfull were present playing
at cards.        One proposed as a toast,  Here s to
the man who can jump stone walls!    of
course meaning Stonewall Jackson.   Leaving
the Cotton Plant, we went towards the French
quarter and into a gambling-house called  El
Dorado,  after a more famous one in Sacra-
mento City, California.   It was never closed
night or day, all the year round.     We found
a pretty well frequented, half a dozen fare
tables being in full operation.   There was also
a game called Bacarat, played with shells.
After pursuing our stroll awhile we returned
to the Cotton Plant, where we found Slack of
the Herald, who lived nearly opposite (in Caron-
delet Street).      Slack talked about Jamaica
and the Bermudas, in one of which localities
I think he was born.      Back to hotel, where
I parted with Baker.
  28.  Wednesday.   A longish walk in the
morning, to see the aristocratic part of the city
in company with Ripley, who knew all about
their owners and could prove a most intelligent
  29.  Thursday.   With Schell and Hayes
to see the crevasse near the Gulf Rail-road
the particulars of which are detailed in my
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and ninety-nine
Description:Describes a visit from Baker, a New Orleans correspondent for ''The New York Tribune.''
Subject:Baker, Francis; Civil War; Gambling; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Jackson, Stonewall; Ripley, Philip; Schell, Frank H.
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
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.