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 fellows and occasions in Richmond, the center of the Confederacy and the imperative objective of Union army may possibly. 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 consciousness. personal records, command-level conversations, legit correspondence, revelations, rumors, records, climate studies, and private evaluations: all demeanour of fabric, came upon nowhere else in Civil conflict literature, made its meticulous method into the diary. Jones fees ratings of dispatches and experiences through either army and civilian experts, together with letters from Robert E. Lee by no means revealed in other places, supplying a useful checklist of files that may later locate their manner into print merely in edited shape. His notes on such ephemera as climate and costs create a backdrop for the army hobbies and political maneuverings he describes, all with the sensible eye of a professional 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 specified insights and observations obtainable to readers, who will locate within the pages of A insurgent struggle Clerk's Diary the most entire and richly textured bills of the Civil struggle ever to be composed on the very middle of the Confederacy.
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A Rebel War Clerk's Diary: At the Confederate States Capital, Volume 1: April 1861-July 1863 (Modern War Studies) by J. B. Jones,James I. Robertson Jr.