Browsing named entities in J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary. You can also browse the collection for Joseph R. Anderson or search for Joseph R. Anderson in all documents.

Your search returned 13 results in 12 document sections:

1 2
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, VI. September, 1861 (search)
commendations therein attended to with all possible expedition. It is now asserted that the garrison was deficient in ammunition. This was not the case. The position was simply not tenable under the fire of the U. S. ships of war. September 2 I voluntarily hunted up Capt. Lee's report, and prepared an article for the press based on its statements. September 3 My article on the defenses of North Carolina seems to have silenced the censures of the cavilers. September 4 J. R. Anderson, proprietor of the iron-works here, has been appointed brigadier-general by the President. He, too, was a West Pointer; but does not look like a military genius. He is assigned to duty on the coast of North Carolina. September 5 Our Congress has authorized the raising and organizing of four hundred regiments. The Yankee Congress, 500,000 men. The enemy will get their's first; and it is said that between 600,000 and 700,000, for three years or the war, have already been accepted
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XX. November, 1862 (search)
not yet shelled the town. There is a rumor that Jackson was to appear somewhere in the rear of the enemy, and that the Federal stores which could not be moved with the army had been burnt at Manassas. Yesterday the President remitted the sentence of a poor lad, sentenced to ball-and-chain for six months, for cowardice, etc. He had endured the penalty three months. I like this act, for the boy had enlisted without the consent of his parents, and was only sixteen years of age. J. R. Anderson & Co. (having drawn $500,000 recently on the contract) have failed to furnish armor for the gun-boats-the excuse being that iron could not be had for their rolling-mills. The President has ordered the Secretaries of the Navy and War to consult on the propriety of taking railroad iron, on certain tracks, for that purpose. November 24 Fredericksburg not shelled yet; but the women and children are flying hither. The enemy fired on a train of women and children yesterday, supposing t
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIII. February, 1863 (search)
s. Lee thinks Charleston will be attacked. Congress does nothing. some fears for Vicksburg. Pemberton commands. Wise dashes into Williamsburg. rats take food from my daughter's hand. Lee wants the meat sent from Georgia to Virginia, where the fighting will be. Gen. Winder uneasy about my Diary. Gen. Johnston asks to be relieved in the West. February 1 The Virginia Legislature, now in session, has a bill under discussion for the suppression of extortion. One of the members, Mr. Anderson, read the following table of the prices of Agricultural produce. Before the war. White wheat, per bushel$1.50 Flour, per barrel7.50 Corn, per bushel70 Hay, per hundred1.00 Hides, per pound7 Beef, per pound8 Bacon, per pound13 Lard, per pound15 Butter, per pound30 Irish potatoes1.00 Sweet potatoes1.00 Apple brandy1.00 Wool, per pound30 Now. White wheat, per bushel$4.50 Flour, per barrel22.00 Corn, per bushel3.50 Hay, per hundred3.50 Hides, per pound40 Beef,
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 27 (search)
t: [received by telegraph from Guiney's Depot.] headquarters, 10 o'clock A M., May 5, 1863. To his Excellency, President Davis. At the close of the battle of Chancellorville, on Sunday, the enemy was reported advancing from Fredericksburg in our rear. Gen. McLaws was sent back to arrest his progress, and repulsed him handsomely that afternoon. Learning that this force consisted of two corps, under Gen. Sedgwick, I determined to attack it, and marched back yesterday with Gen. Anderson, and uniting with Gens. McLaws and Early in the afternoon, succeeded by the blessing of Heaven in driving Gen. Sedgwick over the river. We have reoccupied Fredericksburg, and no enemy remains south of the Rappahannock in its vicinity. (Signed) R. E. Lee, General. Another dispatch from Gen. Lee says Hooker is still on this side of the river, at United States Ford, fortifying. Gen. Longstreet is now closeted with the Secretary of War. No doubt his entire corps will immediatel
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 29 (search)
in any way offend against the orders on this subject. R. E. Lee, General. We have no additional news from the battle-field, except the following dispatch from Winchester: Our loss is estimated at 10,000. Between 3000 and 4000 of our wounded are arriving here to-night. Every preparation is being made to receive them. Gens. Scales and Pender have arrived here wounded, this evening. Gens. Armistead, Barksdale, Garnett, and Kemper are reported killed. Gens. Jones, Heth, Anderson, Pettigrew, Jenkins, Hampton, and Hood are reported wounded. The Yankees say they had only two corps in the fight on Wednesday, which was open field fighting. The whole of the Yankee force was engaged in the last three days fighting. The number — is estimated at 175,000. The hills around Gettysburg are said to be covered with the dead and wounded of the Yankee Army of the Potomac. The fighting of these four days is regarded as the severest of the war, and the slaughter unprece
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXIII. December, 1863 (search)
i in Tennessee, in exchange for cotton. He told me that the proposition was made by the Federal officers, and will have their connivance, if not the connivance of Federal functionaries in Washington, interested in the speculation. Lieut..Col. Ruffin prefers trading with the enemy at New Orleans. It is rumored that Mr. Seddon will resign, and be succeeded by Gov. Letcher; notwithstanding Hon. James Lyons asserted in public (and it appears in the Examiner to-day) that Gov. L. told Gen. J. R. Anderson last year, subsequent to the fall of Donelson, he was still in favor of the Union. December 20 We have nothing new yet from Averill's raiders; but it is said Gen. Lee has set a trap for them. From East Tennessee there is a report that a battle has taken place somewhere in that region, but with what result is not yet known. There is much consternation among the Jews and other speculators here, who have put in substitutes and made money. They fear that their substitutes will
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 38 (search)
y of War has approved, a project for removing a portion of the population from Richmond into the country. Its object is to accumulate supplies for the army. If some 20,000 could be moved away, it would relieve the rest to some extent. Troops are passing northward every night. The carnage and carnival of death will soon begin! April 17 Rained until bedtime-then cleared off quite cold. This morning it is cold, with occasional sunshine. Gen. Beauregard's instructions to Major-Gen. Anderson in Florida, who has but 8000 men, opposed by 15,000, were referred by the Secretary of War to Gen. Bragg, who returned them with the following snappish indorsement: The enemy's strength seems greatly exaggerated, and the instructions too much on the defensive. April 18TH.-Cleared away in the night-frost. To-day it clouded up again! We have an account from the West, to the effect that Forrest stormed Fort Pillow, putting all the garrison, but one hundred, to the sword; there bein
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 39 (search)
involve some etiquette, or question of jurisdiction between the generals. Gen. Winder is utterly ignored. I have just heard that the Departmental Battalion has been marched across Mayo's Bridge to the fortifications of Manchester, on the south side of the river. The militia regiment will go to the place on the north side heretofore occupied by them. Another dispatch from Gen. Lee, received since 3 P. M. to-day, says Grant attacked him again yesterday, after the slaughter by our Gen. Anderson, and was handsomely repulsed. Grant's tactics seem to be to receive his stripes by installments. May 10 Bright, but windy and dusty. There is an excitement at last; but it is sullen rather than despairing. No one seems to doubt our final success, although the enemy have now some 200,000 in Virginia, and we but little over half that number. We have nothing from Lee to-day, but it is believed he is busy in battle. A portion of Grant's right wing, cut off at Spottsylvani
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 43 (search)
The cannonading ceased at sundown. The papers, to-morrow, will inform us what it was all about. Sunday is not respected in war, and I know not what is. Such terrible wars as this will probably make those who survive appreciate the blessings of peace. September 19 Clear and pleasant. We have nothing yet explanatory of the shelling yesterday. To-day we have news of an expedition of the enemy crossing Rapidan Bridge on the way toward Gordonsville, Charlottesville, etc. Gen. Anderson's division, from Early's army, is said to be marching after them. We shall learn more of this business very soon. Mrs. D. E. Mendenhall, Quaker, Jamestown, N. C., has written a strictly confidential letter to Mr. J. B. Crenshaw, of this city (which has gone on the files of the department), begging him to use his influence with Mr. Secretary Seddon (which is great) to get permission for her to send fourteen negroes, emancipated by her late husband's will, to Ohio. She says there is
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 46 (search)
not abated, will be the death of the Confederate States Government — as I have told them all repeatedly. And the Bureau of Conscription still exists, and seems destined to be in at the death. I paid Lieut. Parker just $30.75 for a load of coal; selling at $75. I saw selling at auction, to-day, second-hand shirts at $40 each, and blankets at $75. A bedstead, such as I have bought for $10, brought $700. But $50 in Confederate States paper are really worth only $1 in specie. Jos. R. Anderson & Co. writes that unless their hands are sent in from the trenches, they cannot fill orders for ordnance stores; and Gen. Gorgas (he has been promoted) approves it, saying it is known that a number of these hands intend to desert the first opportunity. The last call for the clerks to return to the trenches was responded to by not a man of Capt. Manico's company, War Department proper. December 31 The last day of the year. Snowing and wet. Gen. H. Cobb writes that the exis
1 2