Alf Waud arrested in mistake for Bill!
ning presided at the piano. How well I remem-
ber little Whytal s enthusiastic applause and
his zeal in uncorking a porter-bottle subsequently;
when we went behind the scenes. In the par-
lor till 11; writing to Heylyn afterwards.
7. Friday. Down-town. Met Clarence Ey-
tinge who said that Alf Waud had got into
trouble at or near Washington, having been arrested
by some troops in the service of the government,
on suspicion of being a spy! They had heard
of Bill s enlistment in the Southern army,
and confounded the identity of the brothers. Alf
obtained his liberty, after some bother. I wonder
if this little incident wont abate some of his
surplus animosity against t other side!
Clarence has been at some meeting, in common
with O Brien, Sears, Mullen and others of
that kidney, anent going to the Wars all pro-
fessing to be anxious to do it as officers.
O Brien (who was so drunk during a parade
at Washington, as to oblige his commanding of-
ficer to order a man to conduct him to his
tentx) expects a captaincy. He, O B. has jerk-
ked his little editorials and poems, as the Bo-
x Burger (our ex-boarder) told Cahill this.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and twenty-four|
|Description:||Mentions that Alf Waud has been arrested after being mistaken for his brother Will.|
|Subject:||Bohemians; Burger; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Eytinge, Clarence; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Mullen, Edward F.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Sears, Jack; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Whytal, John|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen|
|Description:||Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.|
|Subject:||Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||New York, New York|
|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.|