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

ISBN-10: 1298650089

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Amidst the large literature of the Civil conflict, essentially the most major and enlightening records is still principally unknown. A daily, uninterrupted, four-year chronicle by means of a mature, keenly observant clerk within the battle division of the Confederacy, the wartime diary of John Beauchamp Jones used to be first released in volumes of small variety in 1866. through the years, the diary used to be republished 3 extra times—but by no means with an index or a piece of writing equipment to steer a reader during the striking mass of knowledge it contained. released right here with an authoritative editorial framework, together with an in depth advent and endnotes, this designated list of the Civil conflict takes its rightful position as the most effective simple reference instruments in Civil conflict historical past, totally severe to check the Confederacy.

A Maryland journalist/novelist who went south on the outbreak of the struggle, Jones took a task as a senior clerk within the accomplice conflict division, the place he remained to the top, a relentless observer of guys 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 heart of army making plans, Jones had a rare standpoint at the Southern kingdom in action—and not anything escaped his awareness. exclusive documents, command-level conversations, reputable correspondence, revelations, rumors, facts, climate studies, and private reviews: all demeanour of fabric, chanced on nowhere else in Civil warfare literature, made its meticulous approach into the diary. Jones rates ratings of dispatches and studies via either army and civilian experts, together with letters from Robert E. Lee by no means revealed in other places, supplying a useful checklist of records that might later locate their means 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 really appropriate 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 designated insights and observations obtainable to readers, who will locate within the pages of A insurgent warfare Clerk's Diary the most whole and richly textured debts of the Civil warfare ever to be composed on the very center of the Confederacy.

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