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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 17 (search)
ing in the city to attend their suffering relations, and to recover the remains of those who were slain. July 7 Gen. Huger has been relieved of his command. He retains his rank and pay as major-general of ordnance. Gen. Pope, Yankee, has been assigned to the command of the army of invasion in Northern Virginia, and Gen. Halleck has been made commanding general, to reside in Washington. Good! The Yankees are disgracing McClellan, the best general they have. July 8 Glorious Col. Morgan has dashed into Kentucky, whipped everything before him, and got off unharmed. He had but little over a thousand men, and captured that number of prisoners. Kentucky will rise in a few weeks. July 9 Lee has turned the tide, and I shall not be surprised if we have a long career of successes. Bragg, and Kirby Smith, and Loring are in motion at last, and Tennessee and Kentucky, and perhaps Missouri, will rise again in Rebellion. July 10 -I forgot to note in its place a feat of
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XIX. October, 1862 (search)
berties of the people. October 28 Gen. Bragg is here, but will not probably be deprived of his command. He was opposed by vastly superior numbers, and succeeded in getting away with the largest amount of provisions, clothing, etc., ever obtained by an army. He brought out 15,000 horses and mules, 8000 beeves, 50,000 barrels of pork, a great number of hogs, 1,000,000 yards of Kentucky cloth, etc. The army is now at Knoxville, Tennessee, in good condition. But before leaving Kentucky, Morgan made still another capture of Lexington, taking a whole cavalry regiment prisoners, destroying several wagon trains, etc. It is said Bragg's train of wagons was forty miles long! A Western tale, I fear. Letters from Lee urge the immediate completion of the railroad from Danville to Greenville, North Carolina, as of vital importance. He thinks the enemy will cut the road between this and Weldon. He wants Confederate notes made a legal tender; and the President says that, as the courts c
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 22 (search)
a spirited response to this imputation on his office. We have a rumor that Morgan has made another brilliant raid into Kentucky, capturing 1800 of the enemy. will be. Official dispatches from Gen. Bragg confirm the achievement of Col. Morgan, acting as brigadier-general. There was a fight, several hundred being killed and wounded on both sides; but Morgan's victory was complete, his captures amounting to 1800 men, a battery, wagon train, etc. We have also a dispatch that Maj Mississippi. December 27 The successes in the West have been confirmed. Morgan captured 2000 and Van Dorn 1500 prisoners at Holly Springs. They likewise destaid an attempt will be made this week on Weldon, as well as Charleston. Our Morgan has been in Kentucky again, and captured 1200 men. Glorious Morgan! The accMorgan! The accounts from the United States are rather cheering. The Herald proposes a convention of all the loyal States, that reconstruction may be tried in that way. A dispatch
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXII. January, 1863 (search)
We are in great exaltation again! Dispatches from Gen. Bragg, received last night, relieve us with the information that the stronghold of the enemy, which he failed to carry on the day of battle, was abandoned the next day; that Forrest and Morgan were operating successfully far in the rear of the invader, and that Gen. Wheeler had made a circuit of the hostile army after the battle, burning several hundred of their wagons, capturing an ordnance train, and making more prisoners. Bragg sathe enemy had departed up the Mississippi River. By the late Northern papers, we find they confess to a loss of 4000 men in the several attacks upon the town! Our estimate of their loss did not exceed that many hundred. They lost two generals, Morgan and another. We did not lose a hundred men, according to our accounts. The Herald (N. Y.) calls it another Fredericksburg affair. The estimate of the enemy's loss, at Murfreesborough, from 12,000 to 20,000, in killed, wounded, and prisoners,
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, Xxiv. March, 1863 (search)
et only 6000 were added to the army. The rest were exempted, detailed, or deserted. Such is the working of the Conscription Act, fettered as it is by the Exemption Law, and still executed under Judge Campbell's decision. Gen. Rains has the title, but does not execute the functions of Superintendent of the Bureau of Conscription. The President has been informed of everything. March 25 We have no news to-day, excepting the falling back of Rosecrans from Murfreesborough, and a raid of Morgan and capture of a train of cars. Rosecrans means, perhaps, to aid in the occupation of the Mississippi River. It will be expensive in human life. Although our conscription is odious, yet we are collecting a thousand per week. The enemy say they will crush the rebellion in ninety days. In sixty days half their men will return to their homes, and then we may take Washington. God knows, but man does not, what will happen. March 26 We have dispatches (unofficial) from the West, stat
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 29 (search)
loss of many lives, extensive pillage and burning, with a suspension of the conscription! Gen. Morgan is in the enemy's country. July 19 We have no news this morning. But a rumor prevails,d. In vain will be the sale of a million of government gold in the effort to keep it up. Gen. Morgan, like a comet, has shot out of the beaten track of the army, and after dashing deeply into Inhall soon know more about it. Misfortunes come in clusters. We have a report to-day that Gen. Morgan's command has been mostly captured in Ohio. The recent rains made the river unfordable. ut half the people in East Tennessee sympathize with the North! Some two or three hundred of Morgan's men have reached Lynchburg, and they believe Morgan himself will get off, with many more of hiMorgan himself will get off, with many more of his men. The New York Herald's correspondent, writing from Washington on the 24th inst., says the United States ministers in England and France have informed the government of the intention of those
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIX. August, 1863 (search)
North Carolinians. August 4 The partial gloom continues. It is now ascertained that Gen. Morgan is a prisoner; only some 250 of his men, out of 3000, having escaped. Lee is falling backual, since the alleged cruel treatment of our men now taken at Gettysburg, and the sending of Gen. Morgan to the Ohio Penitentiary, and shaving his head, by order of Gen. Burnside. A dispatch fro be hoped will not be reduced. After all, the enemy did not, durst not, shave the head of Gen. Morgan, and otherwise maltreat him, as was reported. The Secretary of War is, I believe, really olid and filled, have struck the southern face of Sumter. It is now positively asserted that Morgan's head was shaved, when they put him in the penitentiary. Night before last all the clerks i officers, was cut, and their hair made short. This I learn from a letter at the department from Morgan's Assistant Adjutant-General. The tocsin was ringing in my ears when I awoke this morning.
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXII. November, 1863 (search)
t that he estimates for the army beyond the Mississippi. A communication was received to-day from Gen. Meredith, the Federal Commissioner of Exchange, inclosing a letter from Gov. Todd and Gen. Mason, as well as copies of letters from some of Morgan's officers, stating that the heads of Morgan and his men are not shaved, and that they are well fed and comfortable. November 6 The President was to have returned to-day, but did not. Various conjectures are made as to the object of hisMorgan and his men are not shaved, and that they are well fed and comfortable. November 6 The President was to have returned to-day, but did not. Various conjectures are made as to the object of his month's tour of speech-making. Some deem the cause very desperate, others that the President's condition is desperate. If the first, they say his purpose was to reanimate the people by his presence, and to cultivate a renewal of lost friendships, and hence he lingered longest at Charleston, in social intercourse with Gens. Beauregard and Wise, who had become estranged. The latter is the oldest brigadier-general in the service, and still they have failed to promote him. The President's power
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXIII. December, 1863 (search)
ing many months ago. A full general should command there. December 4 The only thing new to-day is a dispatch from Gen. Longstreet, before Knoxville, stating that he had been repulsed in an assault upon the place, and calling for reinforcements, which, alas! cannot be sent him. Hon. Mr. Henry, from Tennessee, estimates our loss in prisoners in Bragg's defeat at but little over 1000, and 30 guns. We captured 800 prisoners. We have intelligence to day of the escape of Brig.-Gen. Jno. H. Morgan from the penitentiary in Ohio, where the enemy had confined him. December 5 It has begun to rain again; and yet the clerks are kept at Chaffin's Bluff, although the roads are impracticable, and no approach of the enemy reported. There is not a word of news from the armies on the Rapidan or in Georgia. A collision between the Confederate and State authorities in Georgia is imminent, on the question of just compensation for sugar seized by the agents of the Commissary-G
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 35 (search)
January 1 A bright windy day, and not cold. The President has a reception to-day, and the City Councils have voted the hospitalities of the city to Brig.-Gen. J. H. Morgan, whose arrival is expected. If he comes, he will be the hero, and will have a larger crowd of admirers around him than the President. The Councils have in the Revolutionary War. Then thorns were used, now we use pins, for buttons. My waistbands of pantaloons and drawers are pinned instead of buttoned. Gen. Jno. H. Morgan arrived this evening, and enjoyed a fine reception, as a multitude of admirers were at the depot. About the same hour the President rode past my house aday I bought a barrel of good potatoes (Irish) for $25, and one of superior quality and size for $30. This is providing for an anticipated season of famine. Gen. Morgan received the congratulations of a vast multitude to-day. One woman kissed his hand. Gov. Smith advertises a reception to-night. Yesterday a committee was
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