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             Bill Waud, Damoreau and Edge.
of her, his sentimental whorings and others, have
produced this result, on his head and heart be
two thirds of the sin and damnation.        I
shall grow to believe in innate depravity, soon.
The contemplation of this sort of thing makes one
sick and savage, though one can t go through the
world roaring like a moral and bull about it.
How many good people do I know on this side of
the Atlantic?    I shouldn t need the fingers of both
hands to count  em.
  6.  Monday.   Down-town in the afternoon; cal-
led at the Illustrated News Office and saw W. Waud.
He spoke of the Seven Days Retreat and his experi-
ence of it, of the hunger, mud, misery and danger, 
saying that he had scarcely anything to eat for six
days, except part of a chicken that Alf stole from
a farm-house.        W. W. was ill of a fever and got
a sun-stroke on the field of Four oaks.          Alf has
been back to New York twice; he was worn down
almost to a skeleton, but soon recovered.       Like
his brother, Bill is Mc Clellanish, but less ram-
pantly so.     Alf has declared his intention of seeing
the war out.           Met in Nassau Street.      Damo-
reau (looking at a miserable pro-slavery carica-
ture in a shop-window), adjourned to Mataran s,
drank and talked.             Edge came in the evening
and jawed.  From him I obtained a synopsis
of the social position of my former acquaintan-
a swindling lottery the two got up together.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page eleven
Description:Regarding a talk with William Waud about Will and Alf's war experiences.
Date:1862-10-05
Subject:Civil War; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edge, Frederick; Ellis; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; New York illustrated news.; Slavery; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stedman, Laura; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Nassau Street
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.