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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 18 (search)
18th September, authorizing martial law. August 24 In both Houses of Congress they are thundering away at Gen. Winder's Provost Marshal and his Plug Ugly alien policemen. Senator Brown has been very bitter against them. August 25 Mr. Russell has reported a bill which would give us martial law in such a modified form as to extract its venom. August 26 Mr. Russell's bill will not pass. The machinery of legislation works too slowly. Fredericksburg has been evacuated by theMr. Russell's bill will not pass. The machinery of legislation works too slowly. Fredericksburg has been evacuated by the enemy! It is said the Jews rushed in and bought boots for $7.00, which they now demand $25.00 for, and so with various other articles of merchandise. They are now investing money in real estate for the first time, which is evidence that they have no faith in the ultimate redemption of Confederate money. August 27 Huzza for Gen. Stuart! He has made another circumvention of the enemy, getting completely in Pope's rear, and destroying many millions worth of stores, etc. August 28 P
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 22 (search)
e of their army, and say it might have been easily captured by Lee. They propose, now, going into winter quarters. We have nothing further from North Carolina or Mississippi. Gen. Banks's expedition had passed Hilton Head. A Mr. Bunch, British Consul, has written an impudent letter to the department, alleging that an Irishman, unnaturalized, is forcibly detained in one of our camps. He says his letters have not been answered, which was great discourtesy, and he means to inform Lord John Russell of it. This letter was replied to in rather scathing terms, as the Irishman had enlisted and then deserted. Besides, we are out of humor with England now, and court a French alliance. The President was at Chattanooga on the 15th instant; and writes the Secretary that he has made some eight appointments of brigadiers, and promotions to major-generals. Major-Gen. Buckner is assigned to command at Mobile. We are straightened for envelopes, and have taken to turning those we rece
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXII. January, 1863 (search)
ble of performing military duty. It would be well to extend the inquiry to the War Deparment itself. A letter from Norfolk states that at a grand ball, in celebration of the emancipation of the negroes, Gen. Vieille opened the dance with a mulatto woman of bad character as his partner; and Mrs.V. had for her partner a negro barber. January 23 The Northern papers are filled with what purports to be the intercepted correspondence of Mr. Benjamin with Messrs. Mason and Slidell. Lord John Russell is berated. The Emperor of France is charged with a design to seize Mexico as a colony, and to recognize Texas separately, making that State in effect a dependency, from which cotton may be procured as an offset to British India. He says the French Consuls in Texas are endeavoring to detach Texas from the Confederacy. If this be a genuine correspondence, it will injure the South; if it be false (if the allegations be false), it will still injure us. I have no doubt of its genuinenes
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXX. September, 1863 (search)
deserters and tories. The Governor approves this plan, and I hope it will be adopted. The Northern papers say President Lincoln, by proclamation, has suspended the writ of habeas corpus throughout the United States. This is good news for the South; for the people there will strike back through the secret ballot-box. They also say an expedition is about to sail up the Rio Grande, where it will come in collision with the French, now occupying Matamoras. And it appears that Lord John Russell will not prevent the sailing of our monitor-rams from British ports without evidence of an intention to use them against the United States. He will do nothing on suspicion; but must have affidavits, etc. A young lady, Miss Heiskell, applied yesterday, through the Hon. A. H. H. Stuart, for a passport to Philadelphia, to be married to a young merchant of that city. Her father was a merchant of that city, though a native of Virginia. I believe it was granted. The country is ind
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 37 (search)
arrived at the mouth of the Rio Grande in December, when the enemy had possession of Brownsville, and when Matamoras was in revolution. He then conferred with Mr. Benjamin's friend (and Confederate States secret agent) Mr. Quintero, and Quartermaster Russell, who advised him to deposit the treasure with P. Milmo & Co.--a house with which our agents have had large transactions, and Mr. M. being son-in-law to Gov. Vidurri--to be shipped to Eagle Pass via Monterey to San Antonio, etc. But al were paid. Mr. Quintero, who sends this precious intelligence, says he thinks the money will soon be released-and so do I, when it is ascertained that it will be of no value to any of the parties there. Mr. Memminger, however, wants Quartermaster Russell cashiered, and court-martialed, and, moreover, decapitated! March 26 Bright morning, but a cold, cloudy, windy day. A great crowd of people have been at the Treasury building all day, funding Treasury notes. It is to be hoped t
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 49 (search)
Xlviii. March, 1865 From the North. rumored defeat of Gen. Early. panic among officials. moving the archives. Lincoln's inaugural. victory in North Carolina. rumored treaty with France. Sheridan's movements. letter from Lord John Russell. Sherman's progress. desperate condition of the government. Disagreement. Between the President and Congress. Dev.elopment of Grant's combination. assault at Hare's Hill. departure of Mrs. President Davis. March 1 Cloudy, cold,acticable above Richmond. We shall probably see them pass through the city to-day. He says the roads are bad, etc. Sheridan, then, has not crossed the river. Gen. Lee sends to the department this morning a copy of a fierce letter from Lord John Russell, British Secretary of State, to our commissioners abroad, demanding a discontinuance of expeditions fitted out in Canada, and the building and equipping of cruisers in British ports. It says such practices must cease, for they are not only
cast. The course of events appeared not merely to fulfil their expectations, but also, in the case of England and France, gratified their eager hopes. To England it promised cheap cotton and free trade with the South. To France it appeared to open the way for colonial ambitions which Napoleon III so soon set on foot on an imperial scale. Before Charles Francis Adams, whom President Lincoln appointed as the new minister to England, arrived in London and obtained an interview with Lord John Russell, Mr. Seward had already received several items of disagreeable news. One was that, prior to his arrival, the Queen's proclamation of neutrality had been published, practically raising the Confederate States to the rank of a belligerent power, and, before they had a single privateer afloat, giving these an equality in British ports with United States ships of war. Another was that an understanding had been reached between England and France which would lead both governments to take the
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), Reports etc., of this campaign (search)
of operations August 16-September 8. No. 31Col. Thomas E. Rose, Seventy-seventh Pennsylvania Infantry. No. 32Brig. Gen. John Newton, U. S. Army, commanding Second Division. No. 33Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, of operations May 22-August 4. No. 34Col. Emerson Opdycke, One hundred and twenty-fifth Ohio Infantry, commanding First Brigade, of operations August 6-September 8. No. 35Lieut. Col. Porter C. Olson, Thirty-sixth Illinois Infantry. No. 36Lieut. Col. John Russell, Forty-fourth Illinois Infantry. No. 37Maj. Thomas W. Motherspaw, Seventy-third Illinois Infantry. No. 38Capt. Thomas J. Bryan, Seventy-fourth Illinois Infantry. No. 39Lieut. Col. George W. Smith, Eighty-eighth Illinois Infantry. No. 40Col. Bernard Laiboldt, Second Missouri Infantry, of operations August 14-15 (Wheeler's raid). No. 41Col. Joseph Conrad, Fifteenth Missouri Infantry. No. 42Maj. Arthur MacArthur, jr., Twenty-fourth Wisconsin Infantry. No. 43Brig. Gen. George D.
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 38 (search)
orders, I assumed command, to the capture of Atlanta: I found the brigade composed of the Eighty-eighth Illinois, Major Smith; Seventy-fourth Illinois, Captain Bryan; Seventy-third Illinois, Major Motherspaw; Forty-fourth Illinois, Lieutenant-Colonel Russell; Thirty-sixth Illinois, Captain McNeal; Twenty-fourth Wisconsin, Major MacArthur; Fifteenth Missouri, Colonel Conrad, all aggregating an effective force of 1,143 officers and men. It was the extreme left of the infantry forces and but aspaw, was out as flankers. The brigades formed and moved forward successively as each came up from marching by the flank, which put us in echelon, and I had to protect my flank until General Bradley came up. The Forty-fourth Illinois, Lieutenant-Colonel Russell, and the Twenty-fourth Wisconsin, Major MacArthur, formed the first line, the Forty-fourth on the right. The Eighty-eighth Illinois, Major Smith, and the Thirtysixth Illinois, Lieutenant-Colonel Olson, formed the second line, the Eight
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 40 (search)
No. 36. report of Lieut. Col. John Russell, Forty-fourth Illinois Infantry. Hdqrs. Forty-Fourth regiment Illinois Vols., Camp near Atlanta, September 12, 1864. Sir: I have the honor to present to you the following report of the part taken by the Forty-fourth Regiment Illinois Volunteers: We joined our brigade at Catoosa Springs May 5; marched for Dalton 7th; went into position on Rocky Face Ridge on the 9th; on the 11th had 2 men wounded; on the 13th entered Dalton and marched south; the 14th came up with the enemy at Resaca; was engaged on the 14th and 15th, lost 24 men killed and wounded. On the 17th theregiment was in the advance; we found the enemy near Adairsville intrenched; we engaged them and fought until after dark, when they retreated; we lost 4 killed and 32 wounded. We took part in the operations near Dallas, in which we lost 2 killed and 5 wounded. May 31, our adjutant was mortally wounded and 1 captain severely. In the skirmishing from Dallas to Kenesaw w
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