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Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 148 18 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 75 5 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 62 6 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 62 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 40 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 39 3 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 27 1 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 26 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 25 3 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 25 9 Browse Search
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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, IV. July, 1861 (search)
r than that of the Northern men, still applying for commissions. July 9 Mr. Toombs is to be a brigadier-general. That is what I looked for. The two brothers Cobb are to be colonels; and Orr is to have a regiment. Mr. Hunter succeeds Toombs in the State Department-and that disposes of him, if he will stay there. It is tas filled with people eager to hear the news; and as successive dispatches were received, the excitement increased. All the cabinet were in our office; and Hon. Howell Cobb, President of Congress, making deductions from the dispatches, announced his belief that it was a drawn battle. This moved the wrath.of Col. Bledsoe, and he denounced Cobb. Mr. Hunter did nothing but listen. It was night, now. Finally, Mr. Benjamin, who had gone to the Spottswood Hotel, where Mrs. Davis resided, returned with news that stopped every detracting tongue. Mrs. D. had just got a dispatch from the President announcing a dearly-bought but glorious victory. Some of the e
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 17 (search)
Xvi. July, 1862 Terrific fighting. anxiety to visit the battle-field. Lee prepares for other battles. hope for the Union extinct. Gen. Lee brings forward conscripts. Gen. Cobb appointed to arrange exchange of prisoners. Mr. Ould as agent. Pope, the braggart, comes upon the stage. meets a braggart's fate. the war transferred to Northern Virginia. July 1 To-day Gen. Magruder led his division into action at Malvern Hill, it is said, contrary to the judgment of other comm of Jackson's brilliant battles in the Valley. But history will do him justice. [My chronicles are designed to assist history, and to supply the smaller incidents and details which the grand historian would be likely to omit.] July 1 Ith.-Gen. Howell Cobb has been sent down the river under flag of truce to negotiate a cartel with Gen. I)ix for the exchange of prisoners. It was decided that the exchange should be conducted on the basis agreed to between the United States and the British Gover
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXV. April, 1863 (search)
sburg, which sunk one of them. If this be true, it is bad news. We have lovely weather now, and vegetation shows signs of the return of the vernal season. We shall soon have blossoms and roses in abundance, and table vegetables too, to dispel the fears of famine. But we shall also have the horrid sounds of devastating war; and many a cheerful dame and damsel to-day, must soon put on the weeds of mourning. Gen. Jos. E. Johnston has assumed the command of the army of Tennessee. Gen. Howell Cobb is preparing for the defense of Florida. We do not hear a word from Lee or Jackson — but this is the ominous silence preceding their decisive action. Bacon fell to-day from $2 to $1.50 per pound, and butter from $3.50 to $3.25; potatoes are $16 per bushel. And yet they say there is no scarcity in the country. Such supplies are hoarded and hidden to extort high prices from the destitute. An intelligent gentleman from North Carolina told me, to-day, that food was never more abunda
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 27 (search)
er writes from Bermuda, May 11th, 1863, that seventeen additional British regiments have been ordered to Canada. A large amount of ordnance and ordnance stores, as well as several war steamers, have likewise been sent thither. He states, moreover, that United States vessels are having their registers changed. Does this really mean war? Strawberries were selling in market this morning at $4 for less than a pint. Coal $25 per load, and wood $30 per cord. May 22 A letter from Gen. Howell Cobb, declining the offer of the Secretary of War, of the position of Quartermaster-General, was received to-day. His wife is ill, and he prefers to remain with her; besides, he doubts his qualifications-he, who was Secretary of the Treasury of the United States! He says, moreover, referring to the imperfect ordnance stores of his brigade, that there can be no remedy for this so long as Col. G. is the Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance. So Col. Myers is to be disposed of at last, and Col. G.
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXII. November, 1863 (search)
. Bragg. State of the markets. causes of the President's tour. Gen. Duff Green return of the President. loss of Hoke's and Haye's brigades. letter from Gen. Howell Cobb. dispatch from Gen. Lee. State of the markets. letter from A. Moseley. Mrs. Todd in Richmond. Vice President Stephens on furloughs. about Gen. Bragg aormation from the Western army indicates that only about one shell in twenty, furnished by Col. Gorgas, will explode. This reminds me of the doubts expressed by Gen. Cobb of the fitness of Col. G. for his position. This is a bleak November day, after some days of pleasant autumnal sunshine. I still gather a few tomatoes from four steamers is captured by the enemy. We can afford that. The President sent over to-day, for the perusal of the Secretary of War, a long letter from Gen. Howell Cobb, dated at Atlanta, on the 7th instant. He had just returned from a visit to Bragg's army, and reports that there is a better Teeling among the officers for
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 35 (search)
Xxxiv. January, 1864 Hospitalities of the city to Gen. Morgan. call for a Dictator. letter from Gen. Lee. letters from Gov. Vance. accusation against Gen. Winder. treatment of Confederate prisoners (from the Chicago times). change of Federal policy. efforts to remove Col. Northrop. breach between the President and Congress. destitution of our prisoners. appeal of Gen. Lee to the army. New Conscription act. letter from Gen. Cobb. 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 also voted a sword to ex-Gov. Letcher, whose term of service ended yesterday. Gov. Wm. Smith-nicknamed Extra-Billy — is to be inaugurated to-day. Flour is now held at $150 per barrel. Capt. Warner has ju
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXV. February, 1864 (search)
issary-General sends it back, recommending the suspension of the order until it be seen what Congress will do! Here are twenty days gone, and the Commissary-General has his own way still. He don't hesitate to bully the Secretary and the highest generals in the field. Meantime the Commissary-General's pet officers and clerks are living sumptuously while the soldiers are on hard fare. But, fortunately, Gen. Lee has captured 1200 beeves from the enemy since his letter was written. And Gen. Cobb writes an encouraging letter from Georgia. He says there is more meat in that State than any one supposed; and men too. Many thousands of recruits can be sent forward, and meat enough to feed them. The President has issued a stirring address to the army. The weather is still clear, and the roads are not only good, but dusty-yet it is cold. They say Gen. Butler, on the Peninsula, has given orders to his troops to respect private property-and not to molest noncombatants. Febr
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 44 (search)
ast week, a majority have deserted This proves that even a despotic military act cannot be committed with impunity. Gen. Beauregard telegraphs from Opeleka, Ala., that he has arranged matters satisfactorily between Gov. Brown of Georgia and Gen. Cobb, regarding exempts and State militia. The President directs the Secretary to ascertain if this has been done in accordance with law and the interests of the service. Gen. R. Taylor telegraphs that Gen. E. K. Smith has proclaimed pardon one of Gen. Lee's dispatches from publication. Altogether, it must be regarded as a decisive failure on the part of the enemy to obtain any lodgment nearer to the objective point; while his loss was perhaps two to our one. A letter from Gen. Howell Cobb, Macon, Ga., in reply to one from the Secretary by the President's direction, states that Gen. Beauregard, in arranging difficulties with Gov. Brown, did not compromise the dignity or interests of the Confederate States Government, or violat
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 46 (search)
$1 in specie. Jos. R. Anderson & Co. writes that unless their hands are sent in from the trenches, they cannot fill orders for ordnance stores; and Gen. Gorgas (he has been promoted) approves it, saying it is known that a number of these hands intend to desert the first opportunity. The last call for the clerks to return to the trenches was responded to by not a man of Capt. Manico's company, War Department proper. December 31 The last day of the year. Snowing and wet. Gen. H. Cobb writes that the existing Conscription Bureau is a failure so far as Georgia, Alabama, etc. are concerned, and can never put the men in the field. Wmn. Johnston, president of the Charlotte (N. C.) and South Carolina Railroad, suggests the construction, immediately, of a railroad from Columbia, S. C., to Augusta, Ga., which might be easily accomplished by April or May. It would take that length of time for the government to consider of it. It will lose two railroads before it will orde
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 47 (search)
er how many test votes were taken in the Virginia Convention, showing that the State never would secede-and at length the Convention passed an ordinance of secession! Nothing can save this government long but military successes, and these depend upon having the slave and other property owners in the field. This can never be done without a renovation of the machinery used to fill up the ranks. The President is calm. Some think him subdued. A few days or weeks will determine. Gen. Howell Cobb writes his views, etc. Utterly opposed to arming the slaves-better emancipate them at once, conceding to the demands of England and France, and then enlist them. But he thinks a return to the system of volunteering would answer to fill the ranks with white men; also suggests that the President concede something to popular sentiment-restore Gen. J. E. Johnston, etc. He says gloom and despair are fast settling on the people. J. P. McLean, Greensborough, N. C., in response to the requ
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