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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXX. September, 1863 (search)
of the enemy. We still pause for the sequel of the battle; for Rosecrans has fallen back toga strong position; and at this distance we know not whether it be practicable to flank him or to cut his communications. It is said Gen. Breckinridge commanded only 1600 men, losing 1300 of them! Gen. Cooper and the Secretary of War have not been permitted to fill up his division; the first probably having no desire to replenish the dilapidated command of an aspiring political general. A Mr. G. Preston Williams, of Eden, Chatham County, Ga., writes to the President, Sept. 7th, 1863, saying he has lost three sons in the war, freely given for independence; His fourth son is at home on furlough, but he shall not return unless the President gives up his obstinacy, and his favorites-Bragg, Pemberton, Lovell, etc. He charges the President with incapacity, if not wickedness, and says our independence would have been won ere this, but for the obstacles thrown by him in the way. He threatens revol