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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXII. January, 1863 (search)
ies here will have a hornet's nest about their ears. The President arrived yesterday, and his patriotic and cheering speech at Jackson, Miss., appeared in all the papers this morning. We hear of no fighting at Suffolk. But we have dispatches from North Carolina, stating that a storm assailed the enemy's fleet off Hatteras, sinking the Monitor with all on board, and so crippling the Galena that her guns were thrown overboard! This is good news — if it be confirmed. A letter from Major Boyle, in command at Gordonsville, gives information that the smugglers and extortioners are trading tobacco (contraband) with the enemy at Alexandria. He arrested B. Nussbaum, E. Wheeler, and S. Backrack, and sent them with their wagons and goods to Gen. Winder, Richmond. But instead of being dealt with according to law, he learns that Backrack is back again, and on his way to this city with another wagon load of goods from Yankee-land, and will be here to-day or tomorrow. I sent the letter
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 29 (search)
nnot afford to lose-but I fear they will be lost. July 21 We have intelligence to-day, derived from a New York paper of the 18th inst., that the insurrection in New York had subsided, under the menacing attitude of the military authority, and that Lincoln had ordered the conscription law to be enforced. This gives promise of a long war. Mr. Mallory sent a note to the Secretary of War to-day (which of course the Secretary did not see, and will never hear of) by a young man named Juan Boyle, asking permission for B. to pass into Maryland as an agent of the Navy Department. Judge Campbell indorsed on the back of it (to Brig.-Gen. Winder) that permission was allowed by order. But what is this agent to procure in the United States which could not be had by our steamers plying regularly between Wilmington and Europe? July 22 Col. Northrop, Commissary-General, sends in a paper to-day saying that only a quarter of a pound of meat per day can be given the soldiers, except whe
ributions, which we do not doubt have been liberal, have been chiefly confined to those in the city. But there are men still in and near the scene of the fight who need food and articles suited for the badly wounded — such as bandages, lint, stimulation. Many were wounded so badly that they could not be removed, and are still lying in abandoned buildings in and about the field. These need everything.--And it is probable that the battle may be renewed at any moment and increase the numbers of wounded. To meet the wants of these poor fellows a wagon is to leave the Spotswood Hotel today, at 12 o'clock, in charge of Mr. Juan Boyle, to convey whatever our citizens may contribute. Mr. B. is a young Marylander, who served in the war until seriously wounded, and now still an invalid. He has undertaken this plan of conveying relief to the wounded in the field, which he has visited daily. Anything left at the Spotswood to his care will be of great service to the suffering soldiers.