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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXVII. June, 1863 (search)
own another column over the Rappahannock, below Fredericksburg. This is probably a manceuvre to arrest Lee's advance in Culpepper County. But it won't do-Lee's plans cannot be changed-and this demonstration was in his calculations. If they think Richmond can be taken now, without Lee's army to defend it, they may find their mistake. The clerks and employees in the departments are organizing to man the fortifications, should their aid be needed. Hon. M. R. H. Garnett writes from Essex County that the enemy have had Lawrence Washington, arrested in Westmoreland County, confined in a prison-ship in the Potomac, until his health gave way. He is now in Washington, on parole not to escape. About 140,000 bushels of corn have been sent to Lee's army in May, which, allowing ten pounds per day to each horse, shows that there are over 20,000 horses in this army. But the report says not more than 120,000 bushels can be forwarded this month. The press everywhere is opening its b
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 40 (search)
plies. No doubt the slaughter has been great! The dispatch from Beauregard indicates that he may be still on the other side of the river. It may be a ruse de guerre, or it may be that the general's enemies here (in the government) are risking everything to keep him from participation in the great battles. Mr. Hunter, being short and fat, rolls about like a pumpkin. He is everywhere, seeking tidings from the field. It is said the enemy, at last, has visited his great estates in Essex County; but he'll escape loss by hook or by crook. He has made enormously by his crops and his mills: nevertheless, he would sacrifice all for the Presidency-and independence. The President, yesterday, forbade details from the Department Battalion to remain in the city. The Southern Express Company has bribed the quartermasters, and is at its work again, using fine horses and stout details that should be in the army. Its wagon was at the department to-day with a box of bacon for Judge
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 43 (search)
ident and Gen. Bragg adhere to Gen. Lee's advice never to proclaim pardon in advance to deserters, even at this critical epoch in our affairs. All of us have been made sick by eating red peas, or rather overeating. Our cause is in danger of being lost for want of horses and mules, and yet I discovered to-day that the government has been lending horses to men who have but recently suffered some of the calamities of war! I discovered it in a letter from the Hon. B. M. T. Hunter, of Essex County, asking in behalf of himself and neighbors to be permitted to retain the borrowed horses beyond the time specified-Oct. 1st. Mr. Hunter borrowed two horses and four mules. He is worth millions, and only suffered (having a mill burned) his first loss by the enemy a few weeks ago! Better, far better, would it be for the Secretary to borrow or impress one hundred thousand horses, and mount our infantry to cut the communications of the enemy, and hover on his flanks like the Cossacks in Rus