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truth, was extremely desirous of
getting of copy of the original paper
containing it.          Returned to the St.
Charles about 12.            An absurdity
as yet not chronicled.   Hayes, as be-
fore intimated had leapt into sudden
notoriety, in consequence of his writing
a sensation account of the arrest of
the street negroes in New Orleans, one
night, in accordance with the revival
of the old slave-laws of Louisiana,
by order of Col French, Provost Mar-
shal.      Also from his account of Texan
atrocities perpetrated on Union men,
the details of which he got during
his involuntary sojourn at Pilot Town.
The first affair excited some comment,
inasmuch as the artful author of it
had been  travelling  among the  Secesh 
asserting that his paper was a  Breck-
inridge   Democrat  one!   Schell s pic-
ture of the affair in the Frank
Leslie s, introducing Hayes as full
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and nineteen
Description:Describes the reporting of Hayes on the arrests resulting from the revival of old Louisiana slave laws in New Orleans.
Subject:African Americans; Civil War; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; French, Colonel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Hayes (reporter); Schell, Frank H.; Slavery
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.