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                    A Sunday Holiday
Course  the proprietor of which had refused
to change its name to  Confederate,  and suf-
fered in consequence.     Back by another rail-
road.     Waiting.   Our fellow-passengers a
Frenchman, three children and an Irish
bonne, in attendance on a chubby child, a
girl of three, who prattled French with the
fluency of the Calais children, remarked on
by Addison.    After a consultation between
the bonne and the papa, the former presently
conveyed the little girl to the roadside, fronting
the gate of a cemetery, and there stood dis-
creetly before her for a short time, subsequent-
ly readjusting the child s dress publicly, and
bringing her back to the car.          It was an
eminently French proceeding.    Enter three
red-breeched Zouaves, one an Irishman;
finding they have got into the wrong car
they got out again.      Off.   In twenty minu-
tes, a chage of cars.           In the new one are
lots of children, a vixenish, evil-faced
woman with a chubby boy and slave girl
with her baby, both so white that nowhere
but in a slave state would their condition
be recognisable.    Also a mulatto-girl and
a young fellow wearing a military cap, half
[unclear word] Indian, half negro.  To Canal Street;
[unclear word] gigantic raw oysters at  Sam s, 
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and twenty-five
Description:Describes a railroad journey through the Louisiana countryside.
Subject:Children; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Slavery; Slaves; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Coverage (Street):Canal 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.