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         Will Waud arrested in New York.
get the horse shod, the smiths told us a story
how there had been a battle at Bull s Run, in
Virginia, with a loss of between 2,000 and
3,000 on the side of the  Yankees,  or federal
troops.   Accordingly we went in search of a 
paper and read the same news in the Toronto
 Leader    three columns of it.  Among the minor
items was the death of  Major  Rawlings, the
insufferable  blower  and unmitigated nuisance
sometime attached to Frank Leslie s paper.     At
the Post Office I got a paper and letter from Will
Waud, the latter narrating how he had been
arrested in New York; having  that infernal
skunk Dodge, of Charleston or Newburgh  to
thank for it.        Waud met him in Nassau
Street, Dodge being at the door of a bar-room
in a lieutenant s uniform.       He appeared very
much confused, but after hesitating, addressed
Will, said that he belonged to the Brooklyn Pha-
lanx; that he had experienced very had times;
 being skinned out of every cent here and having
all his property confiscated in Charleston; which, 
adds Will,  I believe to be a lie.   I listened to
what he had to say and he then begged me to
take a drink with him, which I had to pay for,
as the bar-keeper would not trust him.   Fifteen
minutes after they parted, Waud received a mes-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page eighty-one
Description:Describes a letter received from Will Waud, detailing his arrest.
Date:1861-07-23
Subject:Battle of Bull Run, First (Va.); Casualties; Dodge, W.E.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Rawlings, T.E.; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]; Virginia; Paris, [Ontario, Canada]
Coverage (Street):Nassau Street
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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.