By J. B. Jones,James I. Robertson Jr.
A Maryland journalist/novelist who went south on the outbreak of the warfare, Jones took a role as a senior clerk within the accomplice struggle division, the place he remained to the tip, a relentless observer of guys and occasions in Richmond, the center of the Confederacy and the crucial aim of Union army may well. As a high-level clerk on the middle of army making plans, Jones had a unprecedented standpoint at the Southern country in action—and not anything escaped his cognizance. personal records, command-level conversations, authentic correspondence, revelations, rumors, records, climate stories, and private critiques: all demeanour of fabric, came across nowhere else in Civil warfare literature, made its meticulous method into the diary. Jones costs rankings of dispatches and studies through either army and civilian experts, together with letters from Robert E. Lee by no means revealed in other places, offering a useful checklist of files that might later locate their manner into print in simple terms in edited shape. His notes on such ephemera as climate and costs create a backdrop for the army pursuits and political maneuverings he describes, all with the really appropriate eye of a pro author and observer of southern life.
James I. Robertson, Jr., offers introductions to every quantity, over 2,700 endnotes that determine, make clear, and extend on Jones's fabric, and a primary ever index which makes Jones's targeted insights and observations available to readers, who will locate within the pages of A insurgent warfare Clerk's Diary the most entire and richly textured money owed of the Civil warfare ever to be composed on the very center of the Confederacy.
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A Rebel War Clerk's Diary: At the Confederate States Capital, Volume 2: August 1863-April 1865 (Modern War Studies) by J. B. Jones,James I. Robertson Jr.