(1830 - 1878)
William Waud was active/lived in New Jersey / England. William Waud is known for Civil War reportorial-western genre.
Biography William Waud
Born in England, probably London, William Waud trained as an architect and became an assistant to Sir Joseph Paxton in the construction of the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition in 1851. Soon afterward he joined his brother, Alfred Waud in America where William was first employed with Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. The Civil War was beginning.
Waud covered numerous assignments in the South including the inauguration of Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederacy. He also recorded the bombardment of Fort Sumter, making it a scoop for Leslie's. After the war officially started, he was confined to the activities of the Union troops. He accompanied Admiral Farragut's fleet in the expedition against New Orle
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