(1828 - 1891)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Newspaper Artist
Branch of Service: Civilian
Unit: Army of the Potomac
Born and trained as an artist in England, he came to the US in 1850, where he made a living as a book and periodical illustrator. At the beginning of the War he was field artist for the New York Illustrated News. He was at the first battle of Bull Run and with Burnside's North Carolina Expedition. He moved to Harper's Weekly in early 1862.
On the Campaign
The rest of the War
He continued his work for Harper's through the rest of the War, generally with the Army of the Potomac on its campaigns.
After the War
He continued with Harper's, and later his illustrations were used in The Century Magazine and in the massive Battles and Leaders of the Civil War compilation volumes. He died of a heart attack in Marietta while still on assignment, sketching battlefields.
References & notes
More on the Web
See the excellent work of Paul McWhorter, who has scanned and transcribed Civil War era Harper's Weekly magazines for the web. The October 11th and October 25th, 1862 issues, in particular, feature engravings from Waud's work at the battle. We have a number of Waud drawings in our Battle Illustrations gallery.
10/2/1828; London, ENGLAND
4/6/1891 Marietta, GA; burial in Saint James Episcopal Cemetery, Marietta, GA
1 Dodge, Russ, and Jim Tipton (founder), A.J. Marik, et al., FInd A Grave, Published 1995, first accessed 01 January 2000, <http://www.findagrave.com/>, Source page: /cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7389662&pt=Alfred%20Waud [AotW citation 203]
2 US Library of Congress, Selected Civil War Photographs Collection, Published c 1998, first accessed 01 January 1998, <http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html>, Source page: /cgi-bin/query [AotW citation 204]