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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 8 (search)
Vii. October, 1861 An order for the publication of the names of alien enemies. some excitement. efforts to secure property. G. A. Myers, lawyer, actively engaged. Gen. Price gains a victory in Missouri. Billy Wilson's cutthroats cut to pieces at Fort Pickens. a female spy arrives from Washington. great success at Leesburg or ball's Bluff. October 1 I find that only a few hundred alien enemies departed from the country under the President's proclamation, allowing them for men behind. We lost but one man: and he was fat, broke his wind, and died in the pursuit, October 13TH.-Another little success, but not in this vicinity. Gen. Anderson, of South Carolina, in the night crossed to Santa Rosa Island and cut up Billy Wilson's regiment of New York cutthroats and thieves; under the very guns of Fort Pickens. October 14 Kissing goes by favor! Col. M — r, of Maryland, whose published letter of objuration of the United States Government attracted much attention
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XL. July, 1864 (search)
the Potomac. July 2 Hot and dry. A dispatch from Gen. Lee (will be published on Monday) says Gen. Beauregard reports the number of prisoners taken from Wilson's south side raiding party about 1000, besides the killed and wounded, and several hundred negroes recaptured, 13 guns, many small arms, wagons, etc. It is said ty abate. Nearly every movement in this (I think final) effort to capture Richmond has failed. Sheridan failed to destroy the Central, Hunter the South Side, and Wilson the Danville Railroad-each losing about half his men and horses. Grant himself, so far, has but swung round a wall of steel, losing 100,000 men, and only gaining immense mass of letters, etc.--175 bags--has just come in; the first mail matter that has arrived from beyond the breaks in the Danville Railroad, perpetrated by Wilson's raiders. July 17 Dry — the sky bright and brassy — the gardens almost ruined. Last evening definite news came in the Washington Chronicle of the 14th.
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 44 (search)
river to prevent the enemy from placing torpedoes in the rear of the iron-clads, when on duty down the river at night. J. H. Reagan, Postmaster-General, has written a furious letter to the Secretary, complaining of incivility on the part of Mr. Wilson, Commissary Agent to issue beef in Richmond. Judge R. went there to draw the beef ration for Col. Lubbock, one of the President's aid-de-camps (late Governor of Texas). He says he is able-bodied and ought to be in the army. Mr. Wilson sends iMr. Wilson sends in certificates of two men who were present, contradicting the judge's statement of the language used by Mr. W. The Secretary has not yet acted in the case. Beverly Tucker is in Canada, and has made a contract for the Confederate States Government with----& Co., of New York, to deliver bacon for cotton, pound for pound. It was made by authority of the Secretary of War, certified to by Hon. C. C. Clay and J. Thompson, both in Canada. The Secretary of the Treasury don't like it. It is re
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 47 (search)
e body becomes when it is not independent. The Confederate States Congress will not live in history, for it never really existed at all, but has always been merely a body of subservient men, registering the decrees of the Executive. Even Mr. Miles, of South Carolina, before introducing a bill, sends it to this department for approval or rejection. Detailed soldiers here are restricted in their rations this month to 31 pounds of meal, 21 pounds of salt beef, etc. The commissary agent, Mr. Wilson, thinks no more beef shanks can be sold. I have been living on them! An order has been issued that all detailed men in the bureaus (able-bodied) must go into Gen. Lee's army; and the local defense troops will not be called out again except in the last necessity, and then only during the emergency. I have not seen it, but believe Gen. Lee has some such understanding with the President. Mayor Arnold, and other rich citizens of Savannah, have held a meeting (Union), and called upon