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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXVII. June, 1863 (search)
ice force. But I am not quite sure we can get that number. June 28 By order of Brig.-Gen. G. W. Custis Lee, the department companies were paraded to-day, armed and equipped. These, with the min the arsenal to-day, and found an almost unlimited amount of arms. We get not a word from Gen. Lee. This, I think, augurs well, for bad news flies fast. No doubt we shall soon hear something f Sunday afternoon.--There are two reports of important events current in the streets: first, that Lee's army has taken and destroyed Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and second, that Vicksburg has fallen. And yet one or both may be confirmed to-morrow; and if so, that is, if Vicksburg has fallen, and Lee should retire, as he must sooner or later, there will be a dark and desponding season in the ConfYork, etc. etc. This comes on the flag of truce boat, and is derived from the enemy themselves. Lee will not descend to the retaliation instigated by petty malice; but proclaim to the inhabitants t
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 29 (search)
ting at that place. Yankees repulsed at Charleston. Lee and Meade facing each other. Pemberton surrenders hiof Port Hudson. second class conscripts called for. Lee has got back across the Potomac. Lincoln getting fresh troops. Lee writes that he cannot be responsible if the soldiers fail for want of food. rumors of Grant coreat blunder. He cannot take Richmond, nor draw back Lee, and the detachment of so many of his men may endangef the North bag the administration at Washington! Gen. Lee's course is right onward, and cannot be affected b defend the city, he can't send much ammunition to Gen. Lee! A letter from Lieut.-Gen. E. Kirby Smith, dathe neighborhood of this city, another indication that Lee has gained a victory. Dix has done but little damagereafter in the future progress of the war. If not, Gen. Lee will have orders to desolate the Northern States, at liberty to divulge. There may be later news from Lee; or Vicksburg may be relieved; or New Orleans taken;
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXX. September, 1863 (search)
s the approbation of the President, as Gen. G. W. Custis Lee is one of his special aids, with the rnumber of troops are marching out of Virginia. Lee, however, it is now believed, will not go to Tee, writes July 24th, 1863, that the bad news of Lee's failure in Pennsylvania and retreat across ths. When will this year's calamities end? Gen. Lee is at Orange Court House, and probably will nuthers (of Tennessee) begs that 20,000 men from Lee's army be sent out on Rosecrans's left flank toked for immediately, near Orange C. H., where Gen. Lee awaits the foe in an advantageous position. op of victories immediately. September 17 Lee and Meade have their armies daily drawn up in b it may be probable that a battle is imminent. Lee is apt to fight when the enemy is present facinditional has been heard from either Bragg's or Lee's army. But the positions of both seem quite s September 30 Still nothing additional from Lee's or Bragg's army; but from abroad we learn tha[2 more...]
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 32 (search)
ri. speculations of government agents. from Gen. Lee. Judge Hastings's scheme. visit to our pris markets. Campbellites and Methodists. from Gen. Lee. from the Southwest. October 1 We havend from the Peninsula, with 25,000 men, to keep Lee from crossing the Potomac. We have absolutepiration of vitality. It is now said that Gen. Lee, despairing of being attacked in his chosen p Rosecrans. Well, we shall know more soon, for Lee is preparing for a movement. It may occur thishowever, may have done it some injury. From Lee and Meade we have nothing. A rather startlir help us-while Bragg commands. He begs that Gen. Lee be sent there, while the Army of Virginia remdefinite and decisive must occur shortly. Gen. Lee's army crossed the Rapidan yesterday, and a b only 40,000 or 50,000 men; and, if this be so, Lee is strong enough to assume the offensive. T our army is pursuing. We have about 40,000 in Lee's army, and it is reported that Meade has 50,00
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XLIX. April, 1865 (search)
ivisions of Longstreet since the battle of Sunday last, with some eight generals-among them Lieut.-Gen. Ewell, Major-Gen. G. W. Custis Lee, etc. The clergy also seem to favor a convention, and the resumption by Virginia of her old position in thnds. The guard promenading in front of the house says a dispatch has been received from Grant announcing the surrender of Lee! I hear that Gen. Pickett was killed in the recent battle! April 10 Raining. I was startled in bed by the sound suppose another hundred guns were fired; and I learn this morning that the Federals declare, and most people believe, that Lee has really surrendered his army — if not indeed all the armies. My Diary is surely drawing to a close, and I feel as o, correcting, etc. what I have written. I never supposed it would end in this way. Ten A. M. It is true! Yesterday Gen. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia. His son, Custis Lee, and other generals, had surrendered a few days previous