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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIX. August, 1863 (search)
sums for contracts, pay of troops, etc. will not be paid, immediately. Exchange on London, I learn by a letter written by Mr. Endus to his agent in London, detained by Gen. Whiting and sent to the Secretary of War, is selling in Richmond at a premium of fifteen hundred per cent. The post-office clerks have returned to duty, the Postmaster- General promising to recommend to Congress increased compensation. August 25 Hon. A. R. Boteler, after consultation with Gen. Stuart and Capt. Moseby, suggests that the Secretary of War send up some of Gen. Rains's subterra torpedoes, to place under the track of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, in possession of the enemy. Gen. Stuart suggested that a man familiar with their use be sent along with them, as they are dangerous weapons. We have a report, to-day, that our expedition from this city has succeeded in boarding and capturing two of the enemy's gun-boats in the Rappahannock. August 26 H. C.---, a mad private, and No
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 35 (search)
er, if we keep Richmond. January 11 The snow has nearly vanished — the weather bright and pleasant, for midwinter; but the basin is still frozen over. Gen. E. S. Jones has captured several hundred of the enemy in Southwest Virginia, and Moseby's men are picking them up by scores in Northern Virginia. Congress recommitted the new Conscript bill on Saturday, intimidated by the menaces of the press, the editors being in danger of falling within reach of conscription. A dwelling-hoern Neck, by securing our people within his lines from molestation; and even by allowing them to buy food, clothing, etc. from Northern traders, on a pledge of strict neutrality. The object is to prevent the people from conveying intelligence to Moseby, who has harassed his flanks and exposed detachments very much. It is a more dangerous policy for us than the old habit of scourging the non-combatants that fall in their power. January 19 A furious storm of wind and rain occurred last nig
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 42 (search)
and cloudy. There are movements of interest of the armies below, from the fact that we have as yet no authentic account of the fighting during the last few days. I fear we have not been so successful as usual. The enemy is reported to be in force on this side (north) of the river, and marching toward this city. The local (clerks) troops have been called out to man the fortifications. But the blow (if one really be meditated) may fall on the other (south) side of the river. Col. Moseby has taken 200 of the enemy near Berryville, burning 75 wagons, and capturing 600 horses and mules. His loss trifling. August 17 Cloudy, and slight showers. In the afternoon dark clouds going round. We have nothing from below but vague rumors, except that we repulsed the enemy yesterday, slaughtering the negro troops thrust in front. From Atlanta, it is said the enemy have measurably ceased artillery firing, and it is inferred that their ammunition is low, and perhaps their
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 43 (search)
atch from Gen. Lee. defeat of Gen. Early. from Gov. Vance. from Gov. Brown, of Georgia. Gen. Lee's indorsement of Col. Moseby. Ion. Mr. Foote. attack on Fort Gilmer. indiscriminate arrest of civilians. September 1 Clear, bright, and c it, and sends the bill to the Secretary for instructions. The following is a copy of Gen. Lee's indorsement on Lieut.-Col. Moseby's report of his operations from the 1st of March to the 11th of September, 1864: headquarters, army of Northern Vijutant and InspectorGen-eral for the information of the department. Attention is invited to the activity and skill of Col. Moseby, and-the intelligence and courage of the officers and men of his command, as displayed in this report. With the les, 230 beef cattle, and 85 wagons and ambulances, without counting many smaller operations. The services rendered by Col. Moseby and his command in watching and reporting the enemy's movements have also been of great value. His operations have be
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 44 (search)
that point to within a short distance of Tunnel Hill, and about four miles of the Cleaveland Railroad, capturing Dalton and all intermediate garrisons, with their stores, arms, and equipments, and about 1000 prisoners. The main body of Sherman's army seems to be moving toward Dalton. J. B. Hood, General. The following was received from Gen. Lee yesterday: headquarters army of Northern Virginia, Oct. 16th, 1864. Hon James A. Seddon, Secretary of War. On the 14th instant, Col. Moseby struck the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Duffield, and destroyed a United States mail train, consisting of a locomotive and ten cars, and securing twenty prisoners and fifteen horses. Among the prisoners are two paymasters, with one hundred and sixty-eight thousand dollars in government funds. R. E. Lee. It is reported also that Gen. Early has gained some advantage in a battle; not authentic. Gen. Bragg is going away, probably to Wilmington. The combination against him was