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	Alf Waud.  Visit to the 1st Mass.
he remained for the night.    He had experienced
some difficulty in coming to the peninsula,
Stanton refusing him a pass as an artist, so
he got one as a nominal reporter on the Tribune,
relying on Wilkeson s goodwill to connive at the
justifiable ruse.    Waud had written a letter or
so to the paper, one of which I saw in print;
in it he spoke of  even the bigotted English  ad-
miring the efficiency of the American soldiers!
He told me of his arrest, some months back, in
mistake for his brother and through that Bill
had a real commission in the South Carolina 
regiment.
  19.  Saturday.   In tent till noon; then
off with Waud to visit certain friends of his
of the 1st Mass.   Passed Anderson and another
by the way.   To the right of saw-mill and bey-
ond.   In the tent of Lieut-Col Wells; cigars,
whiskey and talk for two hours.      Appearance
of Talcott, ex-telegraph operator at Washington,
present reporter for the Herald, Hendricks
and others.       (Alf had a letter from his wife,
requesting him to come back as the garden
wanted attending to.)       Supper in long tent,
open at both ends, with officers; all of us
sitting on a rail.     Anon a walk with Talcott.
Back to the hospital encampment alone, as the
rain set in heavily.          As the top of our Sibley
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page one hundred and forty-five
Description:Regarding visiting the camp of the 1st Massachusetts with Alfred Waud.
Date:1862-04-18
Subject:Anderson (reporter); Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hendricks; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 1st; Military; New York herald.; New York tribune.; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Talcott; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Wells, Lieutenant-Colonel; Wilkeson, Samuel
Coverage (City/State):[Yorktown, Virginia]
Scan Date:2010-06-17

 

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.