Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Gen. Preston” in chapter 43 of J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary:

...s — may starve, for what he cares. If this unfeeling and despotic policy be adopted by the government, it will strangle the Confederacy-strangle it with red-tape. I learned, to-day, that Gen. Preston , Superintendent of the Bureau of Conscription, resigned upon seeing Gen. Bragg's and the President's indorsements on the bureau papers; but the Secretary and the President persuaded him to recall the...
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