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	Waud, Edge, Wilkeson and others.
I walking.    Back.     Alf. commended Wilkeson
as a good fellow, adding, grudgingly,  though he
did like whiskey, and wanted to have McClellan
sent to Fort Lafayette.        I may add, here it was
that I discovered Waud to be a thick and thin
partisan of McClellan; sometimes offensively,
blatantly so.   He did the  what should civilians
know about military matters;  &c and hailed with
satisfaction the liberal dictum of a Massachusetts
Lieutenant-Colonel of his acquaintance:  Any man
must be a d____d fool who says a word 
against George B. Mc Clellan!        Presently Waud
took his departure, being bound for a day with
 Heintzelman s.    I got introduced to one Myer,
a Tribune man, and met Edge, whose former
Washington lodging I had previously discovered.
The little man had paused at Philadelphia on
his way and had now put up at the Ebbitt House.
Met Wilkeson very soon afterwards.    He, a
man with an essentially Tribunish face, keen eyes
and grizzled beard,x gave me carte blanche for the
day, which, anon, passed rapidly and pleasant-
ly enough, principally in the vicinity of Willard s
or the Ebbitt.         At the former amid the crowd
of officers, office-holders and newspaper men, I
became acquainted with one Page, a young Illi-
noian (who had a berth, I think in the Treasury
Building) and met Webb of the N.Y. Times,
		x Page 43
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page twenty-eight
Description:Describes his first day in Washington.
Date:1862-03-09
Subject:Civil War; Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heintzelman, Samuel Peter; McClellan, George B.; Military; Myer; New York times.; New York tribune.; Page (Treasury employee); Waud, Alfred; Webb (reporter); Wilkeson, Samuel
Coverage (City/State):Washington, [District of Columbia]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" in Virginia while traveling with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign; the Siege of Yorktown; the Battle of Williamsburg; his departure from Alexandria on the steamer Kent; the ruins of Hampton, Virginia, after it was burnt by John B. Magruder; touring the gunboat Monitor; the death of Fitz James O'Brien from a gunshot wound; Jim Parton's temporary separation from Fanny Fern; and seeing Robert E. Lee's house in Virginia.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Marriage; Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Prisoners of war (Confederate); Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Slavery; Slaves; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; Alexandria, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia; Yorktown, Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia
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.