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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 29 (search)
amers, recommends that passports be given N. H. Rogers and L. S. White to proceed North for supplies. This is a small business. It is no time to apply for passports, and no time to grant them. We now know all about the mission of Vice-President Stephens under flag of truce. It was ill-timed for success. At Washington news had been received of the defeat of Gen. Lee--which may yet prove not to have been all a defeat. July 12 There is nothing additional this morning from Charleston, Mississippi, or Maryland. Telegraphic communication is still open to Jackson, where all was quiet again at the last accounts; but battle, then, must occur immediately. From Charleston we learn that Beauregard had repulsed every assault of the enemy. It is rumored that Lee's account of the battle of Gettysburg will be published to-morrow, showing that it was the most brilliant and successful battle of the war. I hope he may say so --for then it will be so. Our papers are publishing Milro
The Daily Dispatch: August 29, 1863., [Electronic resource], The great Yankee railroad raid in Mississippi--how it was executed. (search)
gement at Baker's Creek and Big Black, and pushed on to Jackson, the rolling stock was withdrawn from the New Orleans and Jackson and the Jackson and Vicksburg roads, and forced on to Canton under the protective wing of Johnston, throwing the vast stock of these two latter roads together in safety with that of the former three. Here, then, we have accumulated, for safety and from abandonment of roads, the rolling stock and machinery of five important railroads, viz: The Memphis and Charleston, Mississippi and Tennessee, New Orleans and Jackson, Jackson and Vicksburg, and Mississippi Central. When Gen. Johnston was about to move from Canton, for the greater security of this invaluable property it was sent further up the road to Grenada, and the vain hope seems to have been indulged in that the enemy were unaware of its existence of situation, or careless of its importance to our interests. It is difficult to conceive how such a great oversight could have blinded the Confederate mili