A Rebel War Clerk's Diary: At the Confederate States by J. B. Jones,James I. Robertson Jr. PDF

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By J. B. Jones,James I. Robertson Jr.

Amidst the tremendous literature of the Civil warfare, probably the most major and enlightening records is still mostly unknown. A daily, uninterrupted, four-year chronicle via a mature, keenly observant clerk within the warfare division of the Confederacy, the wartime diary of John Beauchamp Jones was once first released in volumes of small sort in 1866. through the years, the diary used to be republished 3 extra times—but by no means with an index or an article gear to lead a reader throughout the amazing mass of data it contained. released right here with an authoritative editorial framework, together with an intensive advent and endnotes, this certain list of the Civil warfare takes its rightful position as the most effective uncomplicated reference instruments in Civil conflict background, completely severe to review the Confederacy.

A Maryland journalist/novelist who went south on the outbreak of the battle, Jones took a task as a senior clerk within the accomplice battle division, the place he remained to the top, a continuing observer of fellows and occasions in Richmond, the guts of the Confederacy and the primary objective of Union army may possibly. As a high-level clerk on the middle of army making plans, Jones had a unprecedented viewpoint at the Southern country in action—and not anything escaped his realization. exclusive records, command-level conversations, reputable correspondence, revelations, rumors, facts, climate experiences, and private critiques: all demeanour of fabric, discovered nowhere else in Civil battle literature, made its meticulous approach into the diary. Jones prices rankings of dispatches and reviews through either army and civilian gurus, together with letters from Robert E. Lee by no means published somewhere else, delivering a useful checklist of files that will later locate their means into print in simple terms in edited shape. His notes on such ephemera as climate and costs create a backdrop for the army routine and political maneuverings he describes, all with the really apt eye of a pro author and observer of southern life.

James I. Robertson, Jr., offers introductions to every quantity, over 2,700 endnotes that determine, make clear, and extend on Jones's fabric, and a primary ever index which makes Jones's exact insights and observations obtainable to readers, who will locate within the pages of A insurgent warfare Clerk's Diary some of the most entire and richly textured bills of the Civil battle ever to be composed on the very middle of the Confederacy.

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