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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, VI. September, 1861 (search)
ville. The number likely to be obtained in this manner, however, must be small; for the Yankee Government is exercising much vigilance. Is not this a fair specimen of Yankee cupidity and character? The New England manufacturers are furnishing us, with whom they are at war, with arms to fight with, provided we agree to pay them a higher price than is offered by their own Government! The philosophical conclusion is, that this war will end when it ceases to be a pecuniary speculation. September 7 The Jews are at work. Having no nationality, all wars are harvests for them. It has been so from the day of their dispersion. Now they are scouring the country in all directions, buying all the goods they can find in the distant cities, and even from the country stores. These they will keep, until the process of consumption shall raise a greedy demand for all descriptions of merchandise. Col. Bledsoe has resigned, but says nothing now about getting me appointed in his place. T
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 19 (search)
unded, and prisoners, is estimated at 30,000. Where is the braggart Pope now? Disgraced eternally, deprived of his command by his own government, and sent to Minnesota to fight the Indians! Savage in his nature, he is only fit to fight with savages! September 5 Our army knows no rest. But I fear this incessant marching and fighting may prove too much for many of the tender boys. September 6 We have authentic accounts of our army crossing the Potomac without opposition. September 7 We see by the Northern papers that Pope claimed a great victory over Lee and Jackson! It was too much even for the lying editors themselves! The Federal army being hurled back on the Potomac, and then compelled to cross it, it was too transparently ridiculous for the press to contend for the victory. And now they confess to a series of defeats from the 26th June to the culminating calamity of the 30th August. They acknowledge they have been beaten-badly beaten-but they will not adm
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXX. September, 1863 (search)
eds, timothy, $8 to $10; clover, $40 to $45 per bushel. Groceries.-Sugars: the market is active; we hear of sales of prime brown at $2 to $2.15; coffee, $4.25 to $4.75 per pound; molasses, $15 per gallon; rice, 25 cents per pound; salt, 45 cents per pound; soap, 50 cents to 80 cents, as to quality; candles, $2.75 to $3 per pound. Liquors.-We quote corn whisky at $20 to $25 per gallon; rye whisky, $38 to $40, according to quality; apple brandy, $25 to $30; rum, $28 per gallon. September 7 Batteries Wagner and Gregg and Fort Sumter have been evacuated! But this is not yet the capture of Charleston. Gen. Beauregard telegraphed yesterday that he was preparing (after thirty-six hours incessant bombardment) to evacuate Morris Island; which was done, I suppose, last night. He feared the loss of the garrisons, if he delayed longer; and he said Sumter was silenced. Well, it is understood the great Blakely is in position on Charleston wharf. If the enemy have no knowledge o
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 43 (search)
B. is acting with the concurrence of the President. But the Assistant Secretary, Col. August, Lieut.-Col. Lay, etc. will be like so many hornets stirred up with a pole, and no doubt they are rich enough to defy the emoluments of office. September 7 Clear and cool; rained in the night. Gen. J. H. Morgan is dead,--surprised and killed in Tennessee,--and his staff captured. Gen. Hood telegraphs that the enemy is still retreating-toward Atlanta, I suppose. The cruiser Tallahasment, with equipments, etc. And the manufacturers have presented us with a battery of Whitworth guns, six in number, but they have not arrived yet. September 8 Bright and cool; subsequently cloudy and warm. Dispatches from Gen. Hood (Sept. 7th) state-Ist dispatch: that Sherman still holds his works one and a half miles from Jonesborough. 2d dispatch, same date: Sherman continues his retreat! He says, in a 3d dispatch, that Sherman visited the hospitals, and said he would rest awhil