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	Will Waud s Story.
  (He suppressed a good deal, and lied, as I learned after-
rade.          I found W. Waud at the house
and we supped together, adjourning to my
room and cigars afterwards, where we had a
great talk, apropos of Charleston acquaintan-
ces and Southern matters generally.    Will
made another journey to Alabama and
thereabouts, beside that on which he started
from Charleston in February.      At Montgomery,
the capital of the  Confederate States,  he had
an adventure; one Shorter, editor of the  Mo-
bile Advertiser  pronouncing Frank Leslie s pa-
per to be an Abolition sheet and threatening
Waud, after the usual style; saying they did-
n t want him there &c.       Not long afterwards,
when Jeff. Davis came to be inaugurated, and
all the town rushed to the railroad dep t to
meet him, Will remained at his hotel to write
a letter and going out to post it, was met on
returning by three men who accused him of being
a spy and a G__d__n Abolitionist, to which
he responded resolutely and in kind, backing
against a wall and presently, on their manifesting
indications of producing pistols, drawing or
laying his hand on his revolver and threaten-
ing to use it, when they  backed down.     He
had no further trouble and his friends
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and thirty-seven
Description:Relates Will Waud's tale of the time he spent in the South.
Subject:Civil War; Davis, Jefferson; Firearms; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Shorter; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]; Montgomery, Alabama
Scan Date:2010-06-08


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.