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	Meagher at Bull Run.
Run, the truth of which I obtained subse-
quently from Haney.  It appears that Waud,
in some part of the action, got excited and procu-
ring a musket, blazed away with the others, with
what effect, if any, deponent knoweth not.  House,
on duty for the Tribune, reported this feat, a little
to Waud s dissatisfaction, as in case of capture,
he intended to avail himself of his nationality, not
withstanding his having abjured it.  House and he
were at Centreville during the retreat, to whom
came the Irishman, Meagher (once of  the sword ) de-
manding  a horse  to ride away upon, in, as Waud
imitates an atrocious brogue.   They have whipped
us handsome!  he ejaculated  and it s me opinion that
the Southern Confederacy should be immejetly acknow-
ledged!      This fellow is now receiving public din-
ners as a patriot.                Left Banks at 745, ex-
pecting to find Haney there and not caring to do
so earlier.     But, after church with some of the
family, he had gone home, Jack accompanying
him, as it afterwards proved for the purpose of
inviting him to Sally s wedding, which he, instruct-
ing Jack to say all the necessary kind things, very
sensibly declined, as it would inevitably give him
pain.        The girls had gone to bed; I found only
Mr and Mrs Edwards.        Stayed half an hour
talking principally about Fan and the Rogerses,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and five
Description:Regarding Alfred Waud at the Battle of Bull Run.
Date:1861-09-22
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Battle of Bull Run, First (Va.); Civil War; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Firearms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; House; Meagher; New York tribune.; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Rogers, William; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

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.