Will Waud in Charleston.
about Charleston, except that in general you
ought to add to the picture a number of noble
evergreen oaks, bearded with pendent weird-
looking Spanish moss, and occasional green
spikes of the tropical-looking Spanish bayonet.
This extract is from a capital article entitled
Charleston Under Arms, which appeared in
the April number of the Atlantic Magazine.
I wrote letters to the Post both on January
the second and third.
5. Saturday. I was told by Mixer, the land-
lord s son, at the bar of the hotel, that a Mr.
Waud had arrived. Now Woodward had inform-
ed me previously of the presence of one in Charles-
ton during the Democratic Convention, but I had
not identified which, forgetting that Will had gone
hither for Frank Leslie. Presently I met
him in the hall, got up in a rough but fash-
ionable suit of mixed colors, producing a general
effect of neutral tint, adopted, as he told me
afterwards, in case he might have to be under
fire. He was cool and self-possessed, as usual,
did his little knowing strut in walking, and
seemed friendly, though he presently intimated
that perhaps we d better not be seen too much
together, which I bore in mind subsequently.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page thirty-five|
|Description:||Regarding the arrival of Will Waud in Charleston.|
|Subject:||Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Leslie, Frank; Mixer, Jr.; New York evening post.; Waud, William; Woodward (Charleston)|
|Coverage (City/State):||Charleston, [South Carolina]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen|
|Description:||Describes Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina|
|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.|