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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXV. April, 1863 (search)
have dispatches (unofficial) confirmatory of the passing of Vicksburg by the enemy's gun-boats. One of them was destroyed, and two disabled, while five got by uninjured. This is not cheering. No doubt an attack by land will be made, by superior numbers, and blood will gush in streams! It is now said that Longstreet has captured two gun-boats in the Nansemond, and taken 600 prisoners; and that the Yankees in Norfolk have been thrown into great commotion. The general in command there, Veille, has adopted very stringent measures to keep the people sympathizing with our cause in subjection. Perhaps he fears an outbreak. The weather continues fine, and we must soon have important operations in the field. Sunday, April 19 It is now said Longstreet captured two transports, instead of gun-boats, and 600 prisoners. Mr. Benjamin reports that the enemy's gun-boats, which passed Vicksburg, have recaptured the Queen of the West! It must be so, since he says so. Mr. Bal
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The execution of Dr. David Minton Wright (search)
the Norfolk deputation, and rode down to the City Hall to confer with the Council. During the passage of the city and Federal officials through the city, the hypocritical demonstration of a few low whites and the wild, unbridled exultation of the negroes were indescribable. During the administration of General Wool, a noble old army officer and a gentleman, the terms of the surrender were respected, and persons and property were rigidly protected. Remaining but a short time, he left General Veille in command, whose department was soon placed under the supervision of General Ben. Butler. From this time onward private houses were searched, valuable private property seized, boxed up and shipped North. While now and then a considerate and unselfish officer would hold the reins of government, frequently the controlling power was in the hands of a cruel, niggardly despot, who not only annoyed, irritated and harrassed the people beyond measure, but often as many as three Federal soldie
come here and act the part of a spy for Lincoln. If this was his object, his design has been nipped in the bud. He is now safe under lock and key in Castle Godwin. It is said that after the hasty withdrawal from Norfolk of our forces under General Huger, Joynes returned to that place and aided the Lincolnites in the persecution they set on foot against the loyal inhabitants which has continued to the present time.--To show how completely this fellow Joynes had identified himself with the enemies of his country it may be mentioned that there was found on his person, besides evidence that he had taken the oath of allegiance to the Yankee Government, a permit signed by Gen. Veille, Military Governor of Norfolk, allowing him, as a "loyal subject, " to visit Fortress Monroe and other places temporality under the control of Old Abe's followers. The prisoner will soon be tried before the Court Martial, when he will be called on to explain the reason of his presence amongst the "rebels."