Hall the artist; Hendricks; others.
if Mort were coming on. By 2 P. M.
to Waud s lodging, where I found him in a
small, uncleanly, boarding-house-looking room,
sitting on the unmade bed and talking with one
R. L. Sawin, 2nd Lieutenant of Massa-
chusetts artillery, at whose camp Waud had
tarried overnight. Stayed half and hour, then,
turning out, met Hall, the artist, who left
New York with Bellew, also for F. Leslie.
Hall is a stout, thickly-built young man, heavily
bearded, with, I have been sometimes inclined to
think, rather a Jewish cast of countenance.
Addressing me near Willard s, he seemed in
rather a forlorn way about things in general,
and not at all satisfied with Leslie s behavior,
which induced me to congratulate myself that he
was not my employer. Took Hall to the Eb-
bitt, gave him sketch of the Occoquan Fort. Go-
ing out again in the rain, met Hendricks, once
of the World, now of the Herald. He was got
up in high boots and military cap and looked
like a Jew pirate or smuggler. He was off
to-morrow, he said. At Ebbitts met Page
and Wilkeson, where I learnt the destination
of the army for the first time; Richmond, via
the peninsula. Got acquainted with a Lieut.
J. A. Helm, 2nd Lieut of the Infantry regulars
under Gen. Sykes. Evening to Tribune
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page sixty-two|
|Description:||Mentions meeting Alfred Waud, Hall the artist, and reporter Hendricks in Washington.|
|Subject:||Bellew, Frank; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Helm, J.A.; Hendricks; Leslie, Frank; Page (Treasury employee); Sawin, R.L.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Waud, Alfred; Welles, Edward; Wilkeson, Samuel|
|Coverage (City/State):||[Washington, District of Columbia]|
|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.|