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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 17 (search)
h a note as I supposed he wanted, and the Secretary signed it as follows: Richmond, July 18th, 1862. Brig.-Gen. J. H. Winder. Sir :--The passports issued by J. B. Jones from this Department to pass the lines of the Confederate armies, and the lines of the Confederate States, are granted by my direction, evidences of which are ohile congratulating myself on the evidence of some firmness and independence in the new Secretary, I received the following note: Richmond, July 19th, 1862. Mr. J. B. Jones. Sir :--I have just been directed by the Secretary of War that he has turned over the whole business of passports to Gen. Winder, and that applications foI simply uttered a defiance, and he departed, boiling over with rage. July 23 To-day I received the following note from the Secretary: July 23D, 1862. J. B. Jones, Esq. Sir :--You will not issue passports except to persons going to the camps near — Richmond. Passports elsewhere will be granted by Brig.-Gen. Winder.
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XIX. October, 1862 (search)
nt soldiers lose a great many muskets. We should not have arms enough on the Potomac, were it not for those captured at Harper's Ferry. An order will be issued, making every man responsible for the safe-keeping of his gun. October 18 Major-Gen. Jones telegraphs from Knoxville, Tenn., that a wounded officer arrived from Kentucky, reports a victory for Bragg, and that he has taken over 10,000 prisoners. We shall soon have positive news. A letter from Admiral Buchanan states that he hasd nations, respecting noncombatants, and exempting private property from pillage, it would be a still more formidable war than that now waged against us. I have just received the following note from the Secretary: October 17th, 1862. Mr. J. B. Jones will hereafter refer all applicants for passports to Gen. Smith's Adjutant-General, and grant none from the department. George W. Randolph, Sec. of War. Neither the acting Assistant Secretary, nor Mr. Kean, with his whole alphabet of
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIII. February, 1863 (search)
ast our batteries the other day, and, after an engagement, sunk her. We captured all the officers and men. February 27 No news from any quarter to-day. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston is discontented with his command in the West. The armies are too far asunder for co-operative action; and, when separated, too weak for decisive operations. There is no field there for him, and he desires to be relieved, and assigned to some other command. I was surprised to receive, to-day, the following very official letter from the Secretary of War: Richmond, Va., Feb. 27th, 1863. J. B. Jones, Esq. Sir :--The President has referred your letter of the 19th inst. to this department. In reply, you are respectfully informed that it is not deemed judicious, unless in the last extremity, to resort to the means of supply suggested. The patriotic motives that dictated the suggestion are, however, appreciated and acknowledged. Your obedient servant, James A. Seddon, Secretary of War.
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, Xxiv. March, 1863 (search)
thern papers assert that their gun-boats have all passed through the canal opposite Vicksburg. This is not trueyet. Lincoln is now Dictator, his Congress having given him power to call out all the male population between the ages of twenty and thirty-five years, and authority to declare martial law whenever he pleases. The Herald shouts for Lincoln — of course. We must fight and pray, and hope for revolution and civil war in the North, which may occur any day. Our cavalry, under Gen. Jones, has done some brilliant skirmishing recently in the vicinity of Winchester; and as soon as the March winds dry the earth a little, I suppose Hooker will recommence the On to Richmond. We shall be weaker the next campaign, but our men are brave. March 5 Yesterday the government seized the flour in the mills and warehouses; and now the price has risen from $30 to $40 per barrel. I wrote to the Commissary, in view of the dissatisfaction of the people, and to prevent disturbances, ad