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

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Amidst the massive literature of the Civil warfare, some of the most major and enlightening files continues to be mostly unknown. A daily, uninterrupted, four-year chronicle via 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 kind 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 lead a reader throughout the outstanding mass of data it contained. released right here with an authoritative editorial framework, together with an intensive creation and endnotes, this precise list of the Civil battle takes its rightful position as the most effective uncomplicated reference instruments in Civil warfare background, totally severe to review the Confederacy.

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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