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A Rebel War Clerk's Diary: At the Confederate States - download pdf or read online

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

ISBN-10: 0700621245

ISBN-13: 9780700621248

Amidst the great literature of the Civil conflict, probably the most major and enlightening files continues to be principally unknown. A daily, uninterrupted, four-year chronicle by way of a mature, keenly observant clerk within the battle division of the Confederacy, the wartime diary of John Beauchamp Jones was once first released in volumes of small variety in 1866. through the years, the diary was once republished 3 extra times—but by no means with an index or a piece of writing equipment to lead a reader throughout the striking mass of data it contained. released the following with an authoritative editorial framework, together with an in depth creation and endnotes, this special list of the Civil warfare takes its rightful position as the best simple reference instruments in Civil warfare background, completely serious to check 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 struggle division, the place he remained to the tip, a continuing observer of guys and occasions in Richmond, the center of the Confederacy and the vital aim of Union army may well. 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 awareness. exclusive records, command-level conversations, reliable correspondence, revelations, rumors, facts, climate studies, and private critiques: all demeanour of fabric, came across nowhere else in Civil battle literature, made its meticulous means into the diary. Jones costs ratings of dispatches and experiences by means of either army and civilian specialists, together with letters from Robert E. Lee by no means revealed somewhere else, delivering a useful list of files that might later locate their means into print merely in edited shape. His notes on such ephemera as climate and costs create a backdrop for the army pursuits and political maneuverings he describes, all with the really appropriate eye of a professional 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 particular insights and observations obtainable to readers, who will locate within the pages of A insurgent battle Clerk's Diary probably the most entire and richly textured money owed of the Civil struggle ever to be composed on the very middle of the Confederacy.

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