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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 340 0 Browse Search
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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 3 (search)
war into the far south, would fare worse than Napoleon's army of invasion in Russia. But railroads seldom run through the fairest and richest portions of the country. They must take the route where there is the least grading. We soon emerged, however, from the marshy district, and then beheld the vast cotton-fields, now mostly planted in corn. A good idea. And the grain crops look well. The corn, in one day, seems to have grown ten inches. In the afternoon we were whisked into Georgia, and the face of the country, as well as the color of the soil, reminded me of some parts of France between Dieppe and Rouen. No doubt the grape could be profitably cultivated here. The corn seems to have grown a foot since morning. May 14 The weather is very warm. Day before yesterday the wheat was only six or eight inches high. To-day it is two or three feet in height, headed, and almost ripe for the scythe. At every station [where I can write a little] we see crowds of men,
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, III. June, 1861 (search)
e a different answer substituted in pencil marks between the lines! I wrote that, said the colonel, according to his own dictation. And as every letter carried in its fold the one to which it was a reply, he exhibited the Secretary's words in pencil marks. The colonel was right. The Secretary had omitted the little word not ; and hence the colonel had written to the Georgian: Your company of cavalry is accepted. The Secretary refused almost uniformly to accept cavalry, and particularly Georgia cavalry. I took blame to myself for not discovering this blunder previously. But the colonel, with his rapid pen, soon wrote another answer. About one-half the letters had to be written over again; and the colonel, smiling, and groaning, and perspiring so extravagantly that he threw off his coat, and occupied himself several hours in preparing the answers in accordance with the Secretary's corrections. And when they were done, Mr. S. S. Scott, who was to copy them in the letter-book, c
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, IV. July, 1861 (search)
ted a room to write my letters in, quite remote from the Secretary's office. I thought Mr. Walker resented this He had likewise been piqued at the effect produced by an article I had written on the subject of the difficulty of getting arms from Georgia with the volunteers from that State. One of the spunky Governor's organs had replied with acerbity, not only defending the Governor, but striking at the Secretary himself, to whom the authorship was ascribed. My article had been read and approness applicant-and storms whenever any one asks him if the Secretary is in. To-day, for the first time, I detected a smile on the lip of Col. Myers, the Quartermaster-General, as he passed through the office. A moment after, Gen. Walker, of Georgia, came in, and addressed the colonel thus: Is the Secretary in? Col. (with a stare). I don't know. Gen. W. (returning the stare). Could you not ascertain for me? I have important business with him; and am here by appointment.
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 13 (search)
f patriotic contributions received by the army in Virginia, and registered on my book, and they amount to $1,515,898. The people of the respective States contributed as follows: North Carolina$325,417 Alabama317,600 Mississippi272,670 Georgia244,885 South Carolina137,206 Texas87,800 Louisiana61,950 Virginia Virginia undoubtedly contributed more than any other State, but they were not registered. 11448,070 Tennessee17,000 Florida2,350 Arkansas950 March 12 Gen. Windeg, of course, they would be copied by Gen. W.'s clerks. But they were not copied. The policemen threaten to stop the Examiner soon, for that paper has been somewhat offensive to the aliens who now have rule here. March 24 Gen. Walker, of Georgia--the same who had the scene with Col. Bledsoe--has resigned. I am sorry that the Confederate States must lose his services, for he is a brave man, covered with honorable scars. He has displeased the Secretary of War. March 25 Gen. Bonham
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 19 (search)
nd wounded men. Who is responsible? Accounts from Nashville state that our cavalry is beleaguering that city, and that both the United States forces there, and the inhabitants of the town, are reduced nearly to starvation. Buell, it is said, has reached Louisville. We hope to hear soon of active operations in Kentucky. Bragg, and Smith, and Price, and Marshall are there with abundant forces to be striking heavy blows. Beauregard is assigned to the defense of South Carolina and Georgia. Harper's Ferry is again occupied by the enemy-but we have removed everything captured there. The Northern papers now admit that the sanguinary battle of Sharpsburg was without result. I sent my wife money to-day, and urged her to return to Richmond as soon as possible, as the enemy may cut the communications-being within forty miles of the railroad. How I should like to think they were cut to pieces! Then they would let us alone. Hitherto 100,000 sick and wounded patients ha
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XX. November, 1862 (search)
arbitrary ones. One of these orders says liquor shall not be introduced into the city; and a poor fellow, the other day, was sentenced to the ball-and-chain for trying to bring hither his whisky from Petersburg. On the same day Gov. Brown, of Georgia, seized liquor in his State, in transitu over the railroad, belonging to the government! Since the turning over of the passports to Generals Smith and Winder, I have resumed the position where all the letters to the department come through mnment here on the indications that the States mean to organize armies of non-conscripts for their own defense, than for any demonstration of the enemy. The election of Graham Confederate States Senator in North Carolina, and of H. V. Johnson in Georgia, causes some uneasiness. These men were not original secessionists, and have been the objects of aversion, if not of proscription, by the men who secured position in the Confederate States Government. Nevertheless, they are able men, and as tr
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 22 (search)
ill triumph as usual on the field of combat. It is a bright and lovely Sabbath morning, and as warm as May. December 15 Yesterday evening several trains laden with wounded arrived in the city. The remains of Brig.-Gen. T. R. R. Cobb, of Georgia, were brought down. Brig.-Gen. Gregg, of South Carolina, is said to be mortally wounded. It is now believed that Major-Gen. Hood, of Texas, did not fall. The number of our killed and wounded is estimated, by a surgeon who came with the wounde the enemy. I have not heard of the cotton being burnt-and I don't believe it was destroyed. Nor do I believe Gen. Smith knew that Burnside would be defeated in time to send troops from here to North Carolina. Elwood Fisher died recently in Georgia, and his pen, so highly prized by the South for its able vindication of her rights, was forgotten by the politicians who have power in the Confederate Government. All Mr. Memminger would offer him was a lowest class clerkship. He died of a bro
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIII. February, 1863 (search)
XXIII. February, 1863 Proposed fixture of prices. depreciation in the North. Gen. Hooker in command of the U. S. Forces. Lee thinks Charleston will be attacked. Congress does nothing. some fears for Vicksburg. Pemberton commands. Wise dashes into Williamsburg. rats take food from my daughter's hand. Lee wants the meat sent from Georgia to Virginia, where the fighting will be. Gen. Winder uneasy about my Diary. Gen. Johnston asks to be relieved in the West. February 1 The Virginia Legislature, now in session, has a bill under discussion for the suppression of extortion. One of the members, Mr. Anderson, read the following table of the prices of Agricultural produce. Before the war. White wheat, per bushel$1.50 Flour, per barrel7.50 Corn, per bushel70 Hay, per hundred1.00 Hides, per pound7 Beef, per pound8 Bacon, per pound13 Lard, per pound15 Butter, per pound30 Irish potatoes1.00 Sweet potatoes1.00 Apple brandy1.00 Wool, per pound30
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, Xxiv. March, 1863 (search)
who is everywhere in stormy times, told me to-day that Gen. Toombs would be elected Governor of Georgia this fall, and said there were intimations that Georgia might make peace with the United StatesGeorgia might make peace with the United States! This would be death to the government-and destruction to Toombs. It must be a mistake. He cannot have any such design. If he had, it would be defeated by the people of Georgia, though they sighGeorgia, though they sighed for peace. Peace is what all most desire-but not without independence. Some there are, in all the States, who would go back into the Union, for the sake of repose and security. But a majority w letter from Gen. Beauregard states that he has but 17,000 men in South Carolina, and 10,000 in Georgia, 27,000 in all. He asks more, as he will be assailed, probably, by 100,000 Federals. The Presif War, simply with the indorsement, this is an exact statement of affairs in South Carolina and Georgia. Col. Lay predicts that we shall be beaten in thirty days, or else we shall then be in the w
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 27 (search)
many of his troops to Mississippi; 5000 on the 5th, and more than 5000 on the 10th instant. He makes an exhibit of the forces remaining in South Carolina and Georgia--about 4000 infantry, 5000 cavalry, and 6000 artillery, some 15,000 in all. He says the enemy is still on the coast, in the rivers, and on the islands, and may eaizona, New Mexico, all the Indian country, Kentucky, half of Tennessee, one-third of Virginia, Eastern North Carolina, and sundry islands, etc. of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, will be wrested from us. What will remain of the Confederacy? Two-thirds of Virginia, half of Tennessee, the greater part of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and the whole of Alabama,--less than six States! But still the war will go on, as long as we have brave armies and great generals, whether the President lives or dies. May 20 Reports from the West say we lost 3000 and the enemy 6000 men in the battle of the 15th inst., when Pemberton fell back over the Bla
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