By J. B. Jones,James I. Robertson Jr.
A Maryland journalist/novelist who went south on the outbreak of the conflict, 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 guts of the Confederacy and the valuable goal of Union army may. As a high-level clerk on the middle of army making plans, Jones had a unprecedented standpoint at the Southern state in action—and not anything escaped his consciousness. private records, command-level conversations, reputable correspondence, revelations, rumors, information, climate studies, and private reviews: all demeanour of fabric, chanced on nowhere else in Civil struggle literature, made its meticulous means into the diary. Jones rates rankings of dispatches and stories by way of either army and civilian experts, together with letters from Robert E. Lee by no means revealed in different places, delivering a useful checklist of files that will later locate their approach into print in basic terms 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 really apt eye of a professional author and observer of southern life.
James I. Robertson, Jr., offers introductions to every quantity, over 2,700 endnotes that establish, make clear, and extend on Jones's fabric, and a primary ever index which makes Jones's designated insights and observations available to readers, who will locate within the pages of A insurgent battle Clerk's Diary essentially the most whole and richly textured bills of the Civil battle 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 1: April 1861-July 1863 (Modern War Studies) by J. B. Jones,James I. Robertson Jr.