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By J. B. Jones,James I. Robertson Jr.

ISBN-10: 0700621245

ISBN-13: 9780700621248

Amidst the sizeable literature of the Civil conflict, probably the most major and enlightening records continues to be principally unknown. A daily, uninterrupted, four-year chronicle by means of a mature, keenly observant clerk within the conflict division of the Confederacy, the wartime diary of John Beauchamp Jones used to be first released in volumes of small sort in 1866. through the years, the diary was once republished 3 extra times—but by no means with an index or a piece of writing equipment to steer a reader throughout the striking mass of knowledge it contained. released right here with an authoritative editorial framework, together with an in depth creation and endnotes, this exact checklist of the Civil warfare takes its rightful position as the most effective simple reference instruments in Civil struggle heritage, completely serious to review the Confederacy.

A Maryland journalist/novelist who went south on the outbreak of the warfare, Jones took a role as a senior clerk within the accomplice battle division, the place he remained to the top, a continuing observer of fellows and occasions in Richmond, the guts of the Confederacy and the valuable objective of Union army may well. As a high-level clerk on the middle of army making plans, Jones had a rare standpoint at the Southern kingdom in action—and not anything escaped his awareness. private records, command-level conversations, authentic correspondence, revelations, rumors, records, climate reviews, and private reviews: all demeanour of fabric, stumbled on nowhere else in Civil struggle literature, made its meticulous manner into the diary. Jones fees rankings of dispatches and reviews by means of either army and civilian specialists, together with letters from Robert E. Lee by no means published somewhere else, supplying a useful list of records that might later locate their manner into print purely in edited shape. His notes on such ephemera as climate and costs create a backdrop for the army activities and political maneuverings he describes, all with the sensible 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 specific insights and observations available to readers, who will locate within the pages of A insurgent warfare Clerk's Diary some of the most whole and richly textured money owed of the Civil conflict ever to be composed on the very middle of the Confederacy.

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