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foretop, on the occasion of her steaming
by Forts Jackson and Phillip
on the capture of New Orleans.   He
talked of Waud a good deal, of
his companionable qualities, his stories
and his getting drunk.      A. G. Hills
Powers thought little of, voting him
destitute of pluck.   He stayed behind.
Except Waud and Osborne (whom
I knew at Port Royal) no news-
paper men saw the taking of the forts.
Waud didn t see New Orleans though.
Powers, a coarse, jovial fellow, I re-
member in conjunction with another,
making an irruption into A. G. s 
room at the St Charles, when we
first arrived there, where all their
talk ran on getting drunk and whoring
   Brigadier General Dick,    Till
Phillips  and other harlotry.    When
I had eaten my  dozen raw  and
we all three were in front of the bar,
I had produced my porte monnaie, but
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and twenty-seven
Description:Describes a talk with Powers.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hills, A.G.; Osborne; Powers; Waud, William
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.