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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XX. November, 1862 (search)
been in Mobile, and doubts whether that city can be successfully defended by Gen. Forney, whose liver is diseased, and memory impaired. He recommends that Brig.-Gen. Whiting be promoted, and assigned to the command in place of Forney, relieved. A letter from Gen. Whiting, near Wilmington, dated 13th. inst., expresses seriouGen. Whiting, near Wilmington, dated 13th. inst., expresses serious apprehensions whether that place can be held against a determined attack, unless a supporting force of 10,000 men be sent there immediately. It is in the command of Major- Gen. G. A. Smith. More propositions to ship cotton in exchange for the supplies needed by the country. The President has no objection to accepting them ve supped on horrors so long, that danger now is an accustomed condiment. Blood will flow in torrents, and God will award the victory. Another letter from Gen. Whiting says there is every reason to suppose that Wilmington will be attacked immediately, and if reinforcements (10,000) be not sent him, the place cannot be defend
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXII. January, 1863 (search)
at they may be lost, in the event of the enemy making a combined naval and land attack, and then Charleston and Savannah would be in great peril. Gens. Smith and Whiting call lustily for aid, and say they have not adequate means of defense. Some 4000 more negroes have been called for to work on the fortifications near Richmondking of the U. S. gun-boat Hatteras, in the Gulf, by the Alabama. She was iron-clad, and all the officers and crew, with the exception of five, went down. Gen. Whiting telegraphs to-day for the use of conscripts near Wilmington, in the event of an emergency. Several ships have just come in safely from abroad, and it is said asemated with iron; but can it withstand elongated balls weighing 480 pounds? I fear not. There are, however, submarine batteries; yet these may be avoided, for Gen. Whiting writes that the best pilot (one sent thither some time ago by the enemy) escaped to the hostile fleet since Gen. Smith visited North Carolina, which is embrace
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, Xxiv. March, 1863 (search)
er peace than before. The paper money would be valueless, and the large fortunes accumulated by the speculators, turning to dust and ashes on their lips, might engender a new exasperation, resulting in a regenerated patriotism and a universal determination to achieve independence or die in the attempt. March 30 Gen. Bragg dispatches the government that Gen. Forrest has captured 800 prisoners in Tennessee, and several thousand of our men are making a successful raid in Kentucky. Gen. Whiting makes urgent calls for reinforcements at Wilmington, and cannot be supplied with many. Gen. Lee announces to the War Department that the spring campaign is now open, and his army may be in motion any day. Col. Godwin (of King and Queen County) is here trying to prevail on the Secretary of War to put a stop to the blockaderunners, Jews, and spies, daily passing through his lines with passports from Gens. Elzey and Winder. He says the persons engaged in this illicit traffic are all
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXV. April, 1863 (search)
God can and will save us if it be His pleasure. April 15 There is a dispatch, unofficial, from the West, contradicting the news of the defeat of Van Dorn. On the Cumberland River, another dispatch says, we have met with new successes, capturing or destroying several more gun-boats. And Wheeler has certainly captured a railroad train in the rear of the enemy, containing a large sum of Federal money, and a number of officers. We have nothing from the South, except a letter from Gen. Whiting, in regard to some demonstration at Bull Bay, S. C. Major Griswold, Provost Marshal, is now himself on trial before a court-martial, for allowing 200 barrels of spirits to come into the city. He says he had an order from the Surgeon-General; but what right had he to give such orders? It is understood he will resign, irrespective of the decision of the court. Congress, yesterday (the House of Representatives), passed a series of resolutions, denying the authority of the governmen
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 27 (search)
pear so often with impunity. Every one is asking what Gens. Elzey and Winder are doing-and echo answers, what? There is a great pressure for passports to leave the country. Mr. Benjamin writes an indignant letter to the Secretary against Gen. Whiting, at Wilmington, for detaining a Mr. Flanner's steamer, laden with cotton for some of the nationalities-Mr. B. intimates a foreign or neutral power. But when once away from our shore, many of these vessels steer for New York, depositing large remains near Fredericksburg, and is doing well since the amputation of his (left) arm. The wound was received, during the battle by moonlight, from his own men, who did not recognize their beloved general. A letter was received to-day from Gen. Whiting at Wilmington, who refuses to permit the Lizzie to leave the port, unless ordered to do so. He intimates that she trades with the enemy. And yet Mr. Benjamin urges the Secretary to allow her to depart! Commodore Lynch also writes that the de
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXVII. June, 1863 (search)
tory. we have only supplies of corn from day to day. Chambersburg struck. Col. Whiting complains of blockade running at Wilmington. false alarm. Grant still befo0 in March last, to buy a steamer for the use of the Confederate States. Gen. Whiting writes from Wilmington, that a captured mail furnishes the intelligence thatn from the army, and then, by a peculiar process, absolutely embarrasses, as Gen. Whiting says, the conduct of the war. Judge Dargan, of Alabama, writes that privairs of cards per week. This will be a great convenience to the people. Gen. Whiting writes that the river at Wilmington is so filled with the ships of private be Blackwater except cavalry. I hope he will come here and take command. Gen. Whiting has arrested the Yankee crew of the Arabian, at Wilmington. It appears that cavalry fight, was taken yesterday by the enemy at Hanover Court House. Gen. Whiting's letter about the Arabian came back from the President, today, indorsed tha
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 29 (search)
a), and asking that he be removed from the State, and if retained in service, not to be permitted to command North Carolinians. The Governor, by permission of Gen. Whiting, proceeded down the river to a steamer which had just got in (and was aground) from Europe, laden with supplies for the State; but when attempting to return wa one to pass from the steamer to the city until the expiration of the time prescribed for quarantine. The Governor informed him of his special permission from Gen. Whiting and the Board of Navigation-and yet the colonel said he should not pass for fifteen days, if he was Governor Vance or Governor Jesus Christ. The President indueak when an attack is apprehended, for the purpose of alarming the government, and procuring more men and material, so as to make success doubly sure. And Gen. Whiting is squeaking loudly for the impressment of a thousand slaves, to complete his preparations for defense; and if he does not get them, he thinks the fall of Wilm
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIX. August, 1863 (search)
the Confederate States to-day by the Assistant Secretary of War, subject to the discretion of Gen. Whiting at Wilmington. I suppose his fortune is made. August 2 We have warm, fair weather now;1 A. M., it is supposed the shelling was renewed. This day week, I learn by a letter from Gen. Whiting, two 700-pounder Blakely guns arrived in the Gladiator. If these could only be transported thange on London, I learn by a letter written by Mr. Endus to his agent in London, detained by Gen. Whiting and sent to the Secretary of War, is selling in Richmond at a premium of fifteen hundred per s, I suppose. The President referred the paper, without notice, to the Secretary of War. Gen. Whiting writes that Wilmington is in imminent danger from a coup de main, as he has but one regiment brought to trial, and in this the President acquiesces. August 28 Another letter, from Gen. Whiting, calls vehemently for reinforcements, artillery, cavalry, and infantry — or else the city and
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXX. September, 1863 (search)
cerning perishable tithes. September 1 Another letter from Gen. Whiting, urging the government by every consideration, and with all the Secretary of War is apt to come in conflict with Beauregard. Gen. Whiting asks, as second in command, Brig.-Gen. Herbert, and reiterates hassports. It was only yesterday that a letter was received from Gen. Whiting, asking authority to send out a secret agent on the Arabia, to sThese were likewise dispersed by a speech from the Governor. Gen. Whiting writes that the enemy is making demonstrations against Lockwood'rce the draft, are intended for a descent on North Corolina, and Gen. Whiting has said repeatedly that 3000 could take Wilmington. The Governna, South Carolina, etc. meet. And the President indorses on Gen. Whiting's earnest calls for aid at Wilmington, that Gen. Martin be sent ave contributed no little to the disaffection in North Carolina. Gen. Whiting suggests that one of Gen. Pickett's brigades be sent to Weldon;
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXII. November, 1863 (search)
bout Gen. Bragg and the battle of Lookout Mountain. November 1 No news from any of the armies this morning. But Gen. Whiting writes that he is deficient in ordnance to protect our steamers and to defend the port. If Wilmington should fall by They say most of the parties have permits from the government or from commanding generals to trade with the enemy. Gen. Whiting writes that his men are suffering for shoes, and as 15,000 pairs are in that town, asks if he shall not impress them. e possible to reinforce, it should be done promptly. Can any militia or local defense men be made available?-J. D. Gen. Whiting writes that he has refused to permit Mr. Crenshaw's correspondence with Collie & Co. to pass uninspected, from a knowlin Culpepper County. From Bragg not a word since his dispatch from Ringgold, Ga., and nothing from Longstreet. Gen. Whiting writes that a large number of Jews and others with gold, having put in substitutes, and made their fortunes, are apply
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