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Star, from the deck of which we
obtained a halloed greeting by Mc.
Henry the steward.  Ours was a
hurried, exhausting walk on empty
stomachs, for we had eaten nothing
since the morning, and we didn t
know, but the steamer might be off
before we got thither.   On board, at 
last, where B. Hills (who, with Hay-
es, has been overtaken by us) recogni-
zes a passenger of his acquaintance  
one Dyer, a Boston lawyer.   To
him we confide our packages.  An
omnibus ride, back.     To the Southern
Restaurant and a prodigious meal,
with lager accompaniment.  Then to
the hotel.   Up in my room, to which
presently ascends Howell, with
a ghastly story that Dyer is a
speculator who will be arrested imme-
diately.    This story he obtained from
Dunbar of the Boston Bee.       H. Hills
up.    General horror & alarm at
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page twelve
Description:Mentions a story that a Boston acquaintance of B. Hills has been arrested.
Subject:Civil War; Dunbar (reporter); Dyer; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (reporter); Hills, A.C.; Hills, A.G.; Howell; McHenry
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
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, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.