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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XIII. April, 1862 (search)
condemned spies have implicated Webster, the letter-carrier, who has had so many passports. He will hang, probably. Gen. Winder himself, and his policemen, wrote home by him. I don't believe him any more guilty than many who used to write by him; terror! Every Virginian, and other loyal citizens of the Southmembers of Congress and all-must now, before obtaining Gen. Winder's permission to leave the city for their homes, bow down before the aliens in the Provost Marshal's office, and subscreen captured by our soldiers in North Carolina. April 23 The North Carolinians have refused to give up Dibble to Gen. Winder. And, moreover, the governor has demanded the rendition of a citizen of his State, who was arrested there by one of GGen. Winder's detectives, and brought hither. The governor says, if he be not delivered up, he will institute measures of retaliation, and arrest every alien policeman from Richmond caught within the limits of his jurisdiction. Is it not shamefu
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 15 (search)
s sent to Castle Godwin. May 12 I suggested to the Provost Marshal several days ago that there was an act of Congress requiring the destruction of tobacco, whenever it might be in danger of falling into the hands of the enemy. He ran to Gen. Winder, and he to some one else, and then a hundred or more negroes, and as many wagons, were pressed by the detectives. They are now gathering the weed from all quarters, and piling it in pressed warehouses, mixed with combustibles, ready for the cinds are selling at 50 cts. per pound; butter, 75 cts.; coffee, $1.50; tea, $10; boots, $30 per pair; shoes, $18; ladies' shoes, $15; shirts, $6 each. Houses that rented for $500 last year, are $1000 now. Boarding, from $30 to $40 per month. Gen. Winder has issued an order fixing the maximum prices of certain articles of marketing, which has only the effect of keeping a great many things out of market. The farmers have to pay the merchants and Jews their extortionate prices, and complain ver
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 16 (search)
generals in the field refused to permit the relatives of the sick and wounded in the camps to pass with orders from Brig.-Gen. Winder or his Provost Marshal. June 5 I reopened my office in the department. June 6 Gen. Winder getting wind Gen. Winder getting wind of what was going on, had an interview, first with Mr. Benjamin, who instructed him what to say; and then bringing forward the Provost Marshal, they had a rather stormy interview with Mr. Randolph, who, as usual, yielded to their protestations again. Bledsoe has to grant passports to the army, as the pickets have been instructed to let no one pass upon the order of Gen. Winder or his Provost Marshal. June 9 It is now apparent that matters were miserably managed on the battle-field, untile their regiments are! They are referred to me for passports to Gen. Lee's headquarters. No man with a passport from Gen. Winder, or from his Provost Marshal, can pass the pickets of Gen. Lee's army. This is the harbinger of success, and I predic
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 17 (search)
follows: Richmond, July 18th, 1862. Brig.-Gen. J. H. Winder. Sir :--The passports issued by J.ned over the whole business of passports to Gen. Winder, and that applications for passports will n was soon necessary to put up a notice that Gen. Winder would grant them passports. But the current set back again. Gen. Winder refused to issue passports to the relatives of the sick and wounded 1 A Marylander, a lieutenant employed by Gen. Winder to guard the prisoners (the generals and otcame within his lines. July 22 To-day Gen. Winder came into my office in a passion with a pas Passports elsewhere will be granted by Brig.-Gen. Winder. Respectfully, Geo. W. Randolph, Secthe same papers the passports given them by Gen. Winder. I doubt not they are sold by the detectives, Winder being ignorant. July 25 More Northern papers received to-day, containing news from t over of the whole business of passports to Gen. Winder. July 29 Pope's army, greatly reinfor[2 more...]
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 18 (search)
and could have been held to this day by Gen. Lovell. So, West Point is not always the best criterion of one's fitness to command. August 2 The Adjutant General, by order (I suppose of the President),is annulling, one after another, all Gen. Winder's despotic orders. August 3 There is a rumor that McClellan is stealing away from his new base and Burnside has gone up the Rappahannock to co-operate with Pope in his march to Richmond. August 4 Lee is making herculean efforts fortuents. Those I have seen (Senator Brown, of Mississippi, among the rest) express a purpose not to renew the act, to expire on the 18th September, authorizing martial law. August 24 In both Houses of Congress they are thundering away at Gen. Winder's Provost Marshal and his Plug Ugly alien policemen. Senator Brown has been very bitter against them. August 25 Mr. Russell has reported a bill which would give us martial law in such a modified form as to extract its venom. August 2
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 19 (search)
A call has been made by Congress for explanations of the arrest of a citizen of Virginia, by Gen. Winder, for procuring a substitute for a relative, Gen. W., supposing his powers ample, under martiaocure substitutes. This was in contravention of an act of Congress, legalizing substitutes. If Winder be sustained, it is said we shall have inaugurated a military despotism. I have just seen petheless, the Provost Marshal here keeps his establishment in full blast. He was appointed by Gen. Winder, of Maryland, who has been temporarily subordinated by Major-Gen. Smith, of New York. Sinarrested for it, sent Congress a letter from the Secretary of War, stating that the action of Gen. Winder had not been approved, and that Mr. Hyde had been discharged. The Secretary closes his lettet of habeas corpus is not suspended, for instructions as to the power of the military commander, Winder, to suppress tippling shops! Sev-eral members declared that martial law existed in this city wit
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XIX. October, 1862 (search)
essment and confiscation. It appears that Gen Winder ordered the agents to be impressed into the se it has been applied to them here, and both Gen. Winder and his Provost Marshal threatened to applyinia and North Carolina, from New York; and Gen. Winder, commanding this metropolis, a Marylander, eave the Confederacy had been procured from Gen. Winder's alien detectives. The passport is printeports for them. I hope this may be the end of Winder's reign. A letter from Gen. Lee states thar of the Secretary of War, and is signed by J. H. Winder, Brig.-Gen. But this is not all: on the bacorker, Smith, after being first manipulated by Winder. It is an improvement, at all events, on the take the bribe, and by their influence with Gen. Winder, obtain his signature to a blank passport. l's department, were summarily dismissed by Gen. Winder, for malfeasance, corruption, bribery, and thern general, was sent to South Carolina, and Winder, from Maryland, has been allowed to play the d[5 more...]
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XX. November, 1862 (search)
gives Gov. Pettit full authority to trade cotton to France. November 1 Gen. Winder's late policemen have fled the city. Their monstrous crimes are the theme of universal execration. But I reported them many months ago, and Gen. Winder was cognizant of their forgeries, correspondence with the enemy, etc. The Secretary of e 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 throuh, and is out in a long article in the Times! He says he got a passport from Gen. Winder's Provost Marshal. Mr. James Lyons thought he had made H. a Southern man; wh for life. I shall despair of success unless the President puts a stop to Gen. Winder's passport operations, for, if the enemy be kept advised of our destitute coed, and it may be the worse for him. I see by the papers that another of Gen. Winder's police has escaped to Washington City, and is now acting as a Federal de-t
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 22 (search)
arrived in Washington. I never doubted he was secretly in the Yankee service here, where many of his fellows still remain, betraying the hand that feeds them. Gen. Winder and the late Secretaries of War must be responsible for all the injury they may inflict upon the country. Yesterday, the President received a letter from a papers said 2050 wounded have already been brought to this city. Well, our government must have spies at Washington as an offset to Federal spies here among Gen. Winder's policemen; for we knew exactly when the enemy would begin operations in North Carolina, and ordered the cotton east of the Weldon Railroad to be burnt on the never received any. His best blood (Capt. O. J. W.) has been given to the country, and his home and property lost by the surrender of Norfolk, etc. To-day, Gen. Winder's account for disbursement of secret service money was sent in. Among the persons who were the recipients of this money, I noticed Dr. Rossvally, a notorious sp
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXII. January, 1863 (search)
emy at Alexandria. He arrested B. Nussbaum, E. Wheeler, and S. Backrack, and sent them with their wagons and goods to Gen. Winder, Richmond. But instead of being dealt with according to law, he learns that Backrack is back again, and on his way to president of the railroad, sends a communication to the Secretary (I hope it will reach him) inclosing a request from Gen. Winder to permit liquors to be transported on his road to Clover Hill. Mr. Harvie objects to it, and asks instructions from no settled editor now. Mr. Foote favors the conscription of Marylanders. If such an act should be likely to pass, Gen. Winder will be beset with applications to leave the Confederacy. January 17 Gen. Lee has left the city. His troops, enhat it had to retire for repairs. Several blockade-runners between this and Williamsburg were arrested and sent to Gen. Winder to-day by Lieut. G. D. Wise. Gen. W. sent them to Gen. Rains. Mr. Petit and Mr. James Custis (from Williamsburg) came
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