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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, V. August, 1861 (search)
is drilling and equipping 500,000 or 600,000 men. I hope we may not soon be floating down stream! We know the enemy is, besides, building iron-clad steamers-and yet we are not even erecting casemate batteries! We are losing precious time, and, perhaps, the government is saving money! August 25 I believe the Secretary will resign; but immediate still lies on his table. News of a battle near Springfield, Mo. McCulloch and Price defeat the Federals, killing and wounding thousands. Gen. Lyon killed. August 26 What a number of cavalry companies are daily tendered in the letters received at this department. Almost invariably they are refused; and really it is painful to me to write these letters. This government must be aware, from the statistics of the census, that the South has quite as many horses as the North, and twice as many good riders. But for infantry, the North can put three men in the field to our one. Ten thousand mounted men, on the border of the enemy's c
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXX. September, 1863 (search)
ning the effect. N. S. Walker, Confederate States agent, Bermuda, writes that the steamer R. E. Lee was chased, on her last trip out, twelve hours, and was compelled to throw 150 bales government cotton overboard. He says the British crown officers have decided that British bottoms, with British owners of cargo, running out of blockaded ports, are liable to seizure anywhere on the high seas. Some of the papers say Knoxville is in the hands of the enemy, and others deny it. Hon. F. S. Lyon writes from Demopolis, Ala., that the Vicksburg army have not reported upon the expiration of the thirty days leave, in large numbers, and that the men never can be reorganized to serve again under Pemberton. Gen. Jos. E. Johnston writes from Morton, Miss., that he is disposing his force to oppose any raids of the enemy, and that he shall keep the Vicksburg troops (when exchanged) in Eastern Mississippi. Gov. Jos. E. Brown telegraphs that the men (militia) in Georgia cannot be c
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 37 (search)
tainly at City Point, laden with prisoners sent up for exchange. The Commissary-General has sent in a paper saying that unless the passenger cars on the Southern Road be discontinued, he cannot supply half enough meal for Lee's army. He has abundance in Georgia and South Carolina, but cannot get transportation. He says the last barrel of flour from Lynchburg has gone to the army. We have news from the West that Morgan and his men will be in the saddle in a few days. After all, Mr. Lyon's house was not touched by any of the enemy's shells. But one shell struck within 300 yards of one house in Clay Street, and not even the women and children were alarmed. The price of a turkey to-day is $60. March 6 My birthday-55. Bright and frosty; subsequently warm and pleasant; No news. But some indignation in the streets at the Adjutant-General's (Cooper) order, removing the clerks and putting them in the army, just when they had, by their valor, saved the capital from fla
ic officer. He is a gentleman of the first order of intelligence, and we beg to say to you that you may rely with great confidence on his statements, and his suggestions may be valuable. Respectfully, your obedient servant, W. P. Chilton. F. S. Lyon. J. L. M. Curry. [Inclosure.]Hdqrs. Twentieth regiment Alabama Volunteers, Knoxville, Tenn., March 1, 1862. Hons. W. P. Chilton, F. S. Lyon, J. L. M. Curry, Richmond: gentlemen: I arrived here yesterday, and find things in such conditF. S. Lyon, J. L. M. Curry, Richmond: gentlemen: I arrived here yesterday, and find things in such condition that I deem it my duty to make it known to you and through you to the Government. I hope our authorities are better advised than I am, and that this region is not so defenseless against the well-appointed army of the Lincolnites as I suppose it to be. It may be, too, that I estimate too highly the force and courage of the enemy and too lowly our own numbers and resources. But one fact stands out with great prominence, viz, that with a line of railroad of momentous importance to our cause,
its list of rebel losses at Fort Donelson: Regt.Colonel,Acting Com.No. Eng.Kill.Wo'd. 48thTennVoorhies,------28001 42ddo.Quarles,------498011 53ddo.Abernethy,------280612 49thdo.Bailey,------300413 30thdo.Head,------6541130 18thdo.Palmer,------615440 10thdo.Heiman------75015 26thdo.Lillards,------4001135 41stdo.Farquaharson------45026 32ddo.Cooke,------558335 3ddo.Brown,------6501275 51stdo.Clark,------8000 50thdo.Sugg,------65024 2dKyDanson,------6181357 8thdo.Burnett,Lt.-Col. Lyon,3001960 7thTexas.Gregg,------3002030 15thArk.Gee,------270717 27thAla.Hughes,------21601 1stMiss.Simonton,Lt.-Col. Hamilton2801776 3ddo.Davidson,Lt.-Col. Wells,500519 4thdo.Drake,------535838 14thdo.Baldwin,Major Doss,4751784 20thdo.Russell,Major Brown,5621959 26thdo.Reynolds,Lt.-Col. Boon,4341271 50thVa.------Major Thornburgh,400868 51stdo.Wharton,------275545 56thdo.Stewart,------35000 36thdo.McCauslin,------250lossnotknown, but severe. Tenn. BattalionMajor Colms,27000 d
Carolina. Robert Toombs,*R. W. Barnwell,* B. H. Hill.*James L. Orr.* Kentucky.Tennessee. H. C. Burnett,G. A. Henry, William E. Sims.L. C. Haynes. Louisiana.Texas. Edward Sparrow,Lewis T. Wigfall, T. J. Sommers.W. S. Oldham.* Virginia. R. M. T. Hunter, William B. Preston. House of Representatives.  Alabama. North-Carolina. Dist. Dist.  1.T. J. Foster,1.W. N. H. Smith,* 2.W. R. Smith,2.R. R. Bridgers, 3.J. P. Rawls,3.O. R. Keenan, 4.J. L. M. Curry,*4.T. D. McDowell, 5.F. S. Lyon,5.A. H. Herington, 6.W. P. Chilton,*6.J. R. McLean, 7.D. Clopton,7.-----Ashe, 8.J. L. Pugh,8.William Lander, 9.E. S. Dargan.9.B. S. Gaither, Arkansas.10.A. T. Davidson.* 1.G. A. Garland,South-Carolina. 2.James M. Patterson,1.John McQueen, (Incomplete.)2.W. P. Miles,* Florida.3.L. M. Ayer, 1.James B. Dawkins,4.M. L. Bonham, 2.R. A. Hilton.5.James Farrow, Georgia.6.W. W. Boyce.* 1.Julian Hartridge,Tennessee. 2.Chas. S. Munnerlyn,1.J. B. Heiskill, 3.Hines Holt,2.W. G. Swann, 4
ly. At ten o'clock the gunboats, finding it useless for them to continue the engagement, hauled off and took the position opposite our camp whence they had started to the attack. Up to this time many of Capt. Morris's shot had been wasted by the extreme elevation of the guns, and Lieut. Flagler's heavy mortars were bursting their shells in mid-channel. Gen. Parke had stationed Lieut. Laing of the Signal Corps at Morehead City; Lieuts. Fricker, Andrews and Wait at Beaufort; Lieuts. Marsh, Lyon and Palmer on the Banks, Lieut. Bradley at Carolina City, and Lieut. Hopkins on the gunboat Daylight. A perfect system of communication was thus established on all sides of the besieged fortress, and orders and communications could be transmitted from headquarters to any desired point rapidly and with accuracy. In fact, as I have previously stated, the value of the Meyer code to the army has been thoroughly proved in Gen. Parke's division, if never before. The signal officers at Beaufort
equest, and, some days later, upon completing his reorganization, changed his line of march towards Decatur, via Shelbyville, Fayetteville, and Huntsville. General Bragg referred the question of compliance with General Beauregard's request to the War Department, which, as he informed General Beauregard, left it to his own discretion. He decided to go at once, and furnish about ten thousand men, including three regiments that he had already sent to Chattanooga, to reinforce General Johnston, and some other regiments on their way to that point, which he recalled. General Lovell also cheerfully responded—so did the four governors—promising to do their utmost in furtherance of the plan, and to rendezvous their troops as requested, with the rations, and forty rounds of ammunition called for. It was not until later, however, that any news could be had from General Van Dorn, he being then engaged in a movement which resulted in the battle of Elkhorn, with the Federals, under General Lyon
mes of the representatives of that State, as expressive of their assent to our petition. It is but justice to General Beauregard to say that this step is taken without his knowledge or consent. Ed. Sparrow,La. T. J. Semmes, W. L. Yancey,Ala. L. C. Haynes,Tenn. H. C. Burnet,Ky. J. B. Clark,Mo. —Peyton, G. A. Henry,Tenn. L. T. Wigfall,Texas. —Mences, C. W. Bell,Mo. C. J. Villere,La. G. D. Royston,Ark. J. M. Elliott,Ky. David Clopton,Ark. G. W. Ewing,Ky. W. N. Cooke,Mo. F. S. Lyon,Ala. J. Perkins, Jr.,La. C. M. Conrad, J. Wilcox,Texas. P. W. Gray, T. B. Cexton, J. C. Atkins,Tenn. W. G. Swan, H. S. Foote, T. B. Handle,Ark. H. W. Bruce,Ky. R. J. Breckinridge, W. R. Smith,Ala. E. L. Gardenshire,Tenn. J. W. Moore,Ky. D. F. Kenner,La. L. C. Dupre, E. S. Dargan,Ala. F. J. Batson,Ark. J. B. Heiskell,Tenn. G. B. Hodge, Ky. T. A. Harris,Mo. H. E. Reid, C. C. Herbert,Texas. Wm. H. Tibbs,Tenn. F. J. Foster,Ala. J. L. M. Curry,Ala. E. M. Bruce,Ky.
Movements of President Davis --Reception and Speech.--A correspondent of the Salem Reporter writes from Demopolis, Ala., Saturday, October 12, as follows: To day has been a grand occasion in Demopolis. President Davis and staff arrived here by the Eastern train, and were welcomed by a vast concourse of citizens and soldiers — the sweet strains of a military band, and a salute of thirteen guns by Moor's battery. The President, General Johnston, Lieut.-General Hardee and Hen. F. S. Lyon, rode to the residence of the latter in a handsome phæton followed by a number of open carriages containing the President's, General Johnston's and Hardee's staff. At 3 o'clock, the President, accompanied by a splendid cortege, reviewed the brigades of General Cockrell, General Pettus and Gen. Moore. The line was formed on the end of the main streets of the town, and was nearly a mile long. The troops made a creditable appearance, and Ellette the highest encomiums from the Chief Magistrat