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            Arrival of Will Waud and
then back again, to the headquarters of Gen.
Morell, where we fell in again with Hendricks
who, understanding our plight, good naturedly
offered his services to quarter us with the 62nd
Pennsylvanians, and introduced us to Col.
Black (a hearty, rough fellow who got killed
subsequently), who sent us to one of his lieu-
tenants named Putney.  He with two or three
of his companions hadn t got a tent up yet,
for the camp had but just been pitched in
the drizzling rain, however it was presently
elevated and we had shelter.  Very soon
the young fellows constructed a rough bed-
stead, also a table upon which we ate a
hearty meal, our hosts being very hospitable
and kindly.  Shortly afterwards visitors
came and among them neither more nor
less than Mr Will Waud, looking as trim
as if he had stepped out of a bandbox, and
contrasting curiously with our weather stained
appearance.  He was there as artist for F.
Leslie, he said, and had just arrived, by
rail road from the White House.  He had
a letter for poor Hall which curtly informed
him that on the receipt of it he must sur-
render up his  credentials  to the bearer and
return to New York.  Poor Hall! he had
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page twenty-one
Description:Regarding General Morell's Headquarters and the arrival of Will Waud, also the recall of Hall.
Date:1862-05-26
Subject:Black, Colonel; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Hendricks; Journalism; Leslie, Frank; Military; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 62nd; Putney, Lieutenant; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Virginia]
Scan Date:2010-07-17

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, especially Hilton Head, Port Royal, St. Augustine, Key West, and the end of his experiences with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign when he had to leave camp due to illness.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Port Royal, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Key West, Florida; St. Augustine, Florida; 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.