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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 17 (search)
obb appointed to arrange exchange of prisoners. Mr. Ould as agent. Pope, the braggart, comes upon the stage. meets a braggart's fate. the nd. He retains his rank and pay as major-general of ordnance. Gen. Pope, Yankee, has been assigned to the command of the army of invasione is also acting as judge advocate. July 13 We have some of Gen. Pope's proclamations and orders. He is simply a braggart, and will mece a Stonewall! July 14 Jackson and Ewell and Stuart are after Pope, but I learn they are not allowed to attempt any enterprise for someet. Fatal error, I fear. For we have advices at the department that Pope has not now exceeding 20,000 men, but that all the rolling stock of l men. Then again, Mc-Clellan and Burnside will form a junction with Pope, and we will be outnumbered. But the President and Gen. Lee know bever of the whole business of passports to Gen. Winder. July 29 Pope's army, greatly reinforced, are committing shocking devastations in
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 18 (search)
ns. Lee has a mighty army. Missouri risings. Pope's coat and papers captured. cut up at Manassashas gone up the Rappahannock to co-operate with Pope in his march to Richmond. August 4 Lee isse himself soon. August 10 Jackson struck Pope yesterday It was a terrible blow, for the numbey order concerning the commissioned officers of Pope's army taken in battle. When Prince was inform, but as felons, he vented his execrations upon Pope. They were sent into close confinement. Augo us, if we had demanded it. He was reminded of Pope's beastly orders, and died with a horrible groamarching; they are now beyond the right wing of Pope, and will soon be accumulated there in such numbers as to defy the combined forces of Pope, Burnside, and McClellan! August 20 We have now rcumvention of the enemy, getting completely in Pope's rear, and destroying many millions worth of s cut up. August 30 Banks, by the order of Pope, has burnt 400 Yankee cars loaded with quarterm[7 more...]
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 19 (search)
thentic accounts of our army crossing the Potomac without opposition. September 7 We see by the Northern papers that Pope claimed a great victory over Lee and Jackson! It was too much even for the lying editors themselves! The Federal army bettle of Sharpsburg or Shepherdstown, are still enveloped in mystery. About one hundred of the commissioned officers of Pope's army, taken prisoners by Jackson, and confined as felons in our prisons, in conformity to the President's retaliatory or yesterday released on parole, in consequence of satisfactory communications from the United States Government, disavowing Pope's orders, I presume, and stating officially the fact that Pope himself has been relieved from command. We have taken, Pope himself has been relieved from command. We have taken, and paroled, within the last twelve or fifteen weeks, no less than forty odd thousand prisoners! The United States must owe us some thirty thousand men. This does not look like progress in the work of subjugation. Horrible! I have seen men just f
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 22 (search)
is father. Now Gen. Cooper, the Northern head of the Southern army, orders him to the 10th Cavalry. The general desires his son to remain with him, or that the lieutenant may be permitted to resign. He says he asks no favors of the administration, and has never received any. His best blood (Capt. O. J. W.) has been given to the country, and his home and property lost by the surrender of Norfolk, etc. To-day, Gen. Winder's account for disbursement of secret service money was sent in. Among the persons who were the recipients of this money, I noticed Dr. Rossvally, a notorious spy, and S- w, one of his policemen, who, with W --ll, very recently fled to the enemy, and is now in the service of the United States, at Washington! Gen. Lee has given the command in Northwestern Virginia to Gen. W. E. Jones; and he asks the Secretary to hold a major he has captured as a hostage for the good conduct of the Federal Gen. Milroy, who is imitating Gen. Pope in his cruelties to civilians.