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Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 3 309 19 Browse Search
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General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant 170 20 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 117 33 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 65 11 Browse Search
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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 8 (search)
er, a movement upon our flank is intended from the vicinity of Arlington Heights. This is truly a formidable enterprise, if true. We have not 70,000 effective men in Northern Virginia. The lady is in earnest-and remains here. I wrote down the above information and sent it to the President; and understood that dispatches were transmitted immediately to Gen. Johnston, by telegraph. The lady likewise spoke of a contemplated movement by sea with gun-boats, to be commanded by Burnside, Butler, etc. In the evening I met Mr. Hunter, and told him the substance of the information brought by the lady. He seemed much interested, for he knows the calm we have been enjoying bodes no good; and he apprehends that evil will grow out of the order of the Secretary of War, permitting all who choose to call themselves alien enemies to leave the Confederacy. While we were speaking (in the street) Mr. Benjamin came up, and told me he had seen the letter I sent to the President. He said, mo
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XIX. October, 1862 (search)
Nashville, and expel the enemy, without waiting for orders from Gen. Bragg, now in Kentucky. The President considers this an extraordinary request, and will not, I suppose, grant it. It is said Gen. Lee is advancing against Gen. McClellan at Martinsburg. If Lee attacks him, and beats him, he will probably be ruined, for the Potomac will be in his rear. The enemy's paper, printed at Nashville, thinks Bragg has taken Louisville. I hope so. I think we shall get Nashville soon. Gen. Butler, the Yankee commander in New Orleans, has issued an order to all the inhabitants of that city, sympathizing with the Southern Confederacy, to present themselves immediately, and take the oath of allegiance, when they will be recommended for pardon. If they do not comply with the order, they will be arrested by his police, cast into prison, and their property confiscated. These are the orders which rally our men and make them fight like heroes. How many Yankees will bleed and die in cons
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XX. November, 1862 (search)
Virginia. barefooted soldiers. Intrigues of Butler in New Orleans. Northern army advancing everyggest, nay urge, opening an illicit trade with Butler, the beast. This is the first really dark perplies in exchange, in exact compliance with Gen. Butler's proclamation. Did Pitt ever practice sucded in any U. S. port. Is it not certain that Butler, the beast, is a party to the speculation? Thand correspondence with the U. S. authorities, Butler, etc., and they had given him positive assuranhe President's permission to trade cotton with Butler, the beast. But the President and Gov. Pettushe Yankee generals are for sale — for cotton. Butler will make a fortune-and so will some of our great men. Butler says the reason he don't send troops into the interior is that he is afraid we will , when the smoke clears away, to learn that Gen. Butler was trading supplies for our army during threnchmen (in New Orleans) have been received. Butler is preparing to do a great businessand no obje[3 more...]
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 22 (search)
it on the ground that it might interfere with his agents already engaged in the business. The President publishes a retaliatory proclamation to-day against Gen. Butler, for hanging Mr. Munford, of New Orleans, who took down the United States flag before the city had surrendered. He declares Butler to be out of the pale of ciButler to be out of the pale of civilization; and orders any commander who may capture him, to hang him as an outlaw. And all commissioned officers serving under Butler, and in arms with negroes, to be reserved for execution. There is a rumor that an agent of the Federal Government has arrived in the city, to propose an armistice. No armistice, unless on theButler, and in arms with negroes, to be reserved for execution. There is a rumor that an agent of the Federal Government has arrived in the city, to propose an armistice. No armistice, unless on the basis of uti possidetis ante bellum! Bethel, Leesburg, and Fredericksburg are victories memorable for our great success when fighting in advantageous positions. They teach a lesson to generals; and it will be apparent that no necessity exists for so great an expenditure of life in the prosecution of this war. The disparity o
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 27 (search)
unition, etc. are thrown into confusion by the neglect of telegraph agents in giving timely notice. This is an unfortunate time for confusion. I sent the letter to the Secretary, and know that it was not filed on the way to him. A communication came in to-day from the Committee of Safety at Mobile, Ala., charging that J. S. Clark, Wm. G. Ford, and -- Hurt, have been shipping cotton to New Orleans, after pretending to clear it for Nassau. It says Mr. Clarke was an intimate crony of Gen. Butler's speculating brother. It also intimates that the people believe the government here winks at these violations of the act of Congress of April, 1862. Very curiously, a letter came from the Assistant Secretary's room to-day for file, which was written April 22d, 1861, by R. H. Smith to Judge Campbell--a private letter-warning him not to come to Mobile, as nothing was thought of but secession, and it was believed Judge C. had used his influence with Mr. Seward to prevent secession. Th
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXIII. December, 1863 (search)
duced in the House of Representatives to inquire into the fact of commissioned officers doing clerical duties in Richmond receiving allowances, which, with their pay, make their compensation enormous. A colonel, here, gets more compensation monthly than Gen. Lee, or even a member of the cabinet! Mr. Ould, agent of exchange, has sent down some 500 prisoners, in exchange for a like number sent up by the enemy. But he has been instructed by the President not to hold correspondence with Gen. Butler, called the Beast, who is in command at Fortress Monroe. My daughters have plaited and sold several hats, etc., and today they had a large cake (costing $10) from their savings. And a neighbor sent in some egg-nog to my daughter Anne, just arrived from the country. Gen. Winder reported to the Secretary, to-day, that there were no guards at the bridges, the militia refusing to act longer under his orders. December 30 A memorial from the army has been presented in both houses
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 35 (search)
ting which Custis did for him) sent us yesterday two bushels of potatoes, and, afterwards, a turkey! This is the first turkey we have had during our housekeeping in Richmond. I rarely see Robert Tyler nowadays. He used to visit me at my office. His brother John I believe is in the trans-Mississippi Department. My friend Jacques is about town occasionally. January 18 A flag of truce boat came up, but no one on board was authorized to negotiate for an exchange of prisoners but Gen. Butler, outlawed. It returns without anything being effected. Congress has passed a bill for the reduction of the currency, in secret session. We know not yet what are its main features. The Senate bill increasing the compensation of civil officers has not yet been acted on in the House, and many families are suffering for food. Anne writes us that Lieut. Minor has returned from his Canada expedition, which failed, in consequence of the gratuitous action of Lord Lyons, the British Minist
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXV. February, 1864 (search)
s for a command. auspicious opening of 1864. Mr. Wright's resolutions. rumored approach of Gen. Butler. letter from Gov. Brown. letter from Gen. Lee. dispatches from Gen. Beauregard. Presidento North Carolina. Sunday, February 7 The tocsin is sounding at 9 A. M. It appears that Gen. Butler is marching up the Peninsula (I have not heard the estimated number of his army) toward Richmather is still clear, and the roads are not only good, but dusty-yet it is cold. They say Gen. Butler, on the Peninsula, has given orders to his troops to respect private property-and not to mole Mr. Ould, exchange agent, and it is thought an exchange of prisoners will be effected, and with Butler. A confidential communication may have been receiued from Butler, who is a politician, and it mButler, who is a politician, and it may be that he has offered secret inducements, etc. He would like to establish a trade with us for tobacco, as he did for cotton and sugar when he was in New Orleans. No doubt some of the high officia
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 37 (search)
up the Libby prisoners. letter from General Lee. proposal to execute Dahlgren's raiders. General Butler on the Eastern Shore. colonel Dahlgren's body. destitution of the army. strength of the Ss reported that Col. Johnson's forces had been cut up this morning by superior numbers, and that Butler was advancing up the Peninsula with 15,000 men. The tocsin was sounded in the afternoon, and they of their prisoners in our hands. It is cruelty to Gen. Lee! It is already rumored that Gen. Butler has been removed, and a flag of truce boat is certainly at City Point, laden with prisoners sof our men and wounding several. Reports from the Eastern Shore of Virginia indicate that Gen. Butler's rule there has been even worse than Lockwood's. It is said that the subordinate officers onple fortune, but are ready to suffer death rather than submit to the behests of a petty tyrant. Butler abandoned the attempt, but the soldiery never lose an opportunity of annoying the family. Mar
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 38 (search)
What could they do with four millions of negroes arrogating equality with the whites? April 4 A cold rain all day; wind from northwest. Mr. Ould and Capt. Hatch, agents of exchange (of prisoners), have returned from a conference with Gen. Butler, at Fortress Monroe, and it is announced that arrangements have been made for an immediate resumption of the exchange of prisoners on the old footing. Thus has the government abandoned the ground so proudly assumed — of non-intercourse with BButler, and the press is firing away at it for negotiating with the Beast and outlaw. But our men in captivity are in favor of a speedy exchange, no matter with whom the agreement is made. Forrest has destroyed Paducah, Ky. There is a little quarrel in progress between the Secretaries of War and the Treasury. Some days ago the Postmaster-General got from the President an order that his clerks should be detailed for the use of the department until further orders. The Secretary of the Tr
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